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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe August 7th 2013

Finally for the first time in my life I got to see what a proper beach should look like! Perfect sand no Pebbles or anything to stab in your feet! The water was actually blue and it wasn't overly cold, considering it is winter! A huge group of us we went with a couple of surfers, boards on the roof, pure Aussie! Teaching a few of them to surf, I decided to stay dry and just take the photos, whilst just enjoying the amazing views. This gave me a little taster of what to look forward to in the summer... Considering giving surfing a go!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe May 28th 2013

Another repacking and unpacking of bags and we are settled into the Cottesloe Beach Chalets. Again, it is so nice to have facilities such as hot water, shower, toilet and to the excitement of the girls, a TV, yep moving pictures and words! Tahlia and I enjoyed some catch up time, taking the train into the city and hunting for some bargains in the mall. Matt, Ki and Ella head to Perth’s aquarium to check out the amazing sea life. They then go ten pin bowling, where Ki pumps out some moves to Gangham Style! The days seem to fly by and Tahlia’s last day in WA is rapidly upon us. We spend our last morning together catching the train to Fremantle, where we enjoy a walk about and a tasty lunch. All too soon we ... read more
Rocking Out Gangham Style
WA Aquarium

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe April 11th 2012

With a lot of walking behind us and a busy schedule in front of us when we start the journey to Darwin, we decided to have a relaxing day at Cottesloe beach and top up our tans. After a quick stop at the shops to buy lunch and a couple of sarongs (yes boys, Will is now the proud owner of a bright green sarong!), we jumped aboard the train to the beach. Cottesloe beach is pretty narrow in comparison to some but it stretched for miles. We decided to seek a little peace further up the beach away from the kids on school holidays. We soon settled in with our books in hand and the day flew past only to be interrupted by the occasional snack! With fantastic views across the ocean we decided to ... read more
Cottesloe Beach
Sunset on the beach
Blogging & Cider

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe October 5th 2011

Hello once again! It's been a busy week here! Each day at work, I've been working on getting this new task finally up and running, and I think it is now all ready to go! I am being given instructions on participant recruitment and payment tomorrow, and then I am ready to start actually collecting data. Outside of my Australian lab responsibilities, Huchao (one of my friends from the lab in China) and I have been making good progress on our manuscript and I have been working on my other-age task that is part of my dissertation. In terms of some humorous work-related news, last Thursday night, Cathy and I were Skype chatting about my data and I started noticing an odd smell in my room. Then, I heard a loud "pop!" and I looked over ... read more
Outside the gardens near the Swan River
Perth bell tower
Cottesloe Beach

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe April 6th 2011

april 6, 2011. major marketing upgrade for flagoz sticker and other items with flagoz design. it's taken ten years but i finally figured out that the word 'australia' on the sticker in blue can be made oh so much more powerful by doing the letters in red, green and gold. this can now be seen on flagoz on facebook with the first pictures taken of supporters holding the poster version. i will also change the word 'flagoz' from green to blue. perfect! ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe February 11th 2011

11-2-11. with over 270 photos posted on flagoz on facebook, the gallery of supporters has just begun. planning trip to top end in august so that will be ample opportunity to get support in the territory. when i think of all the wonderful people i met in my three years on the road, i'm sad i didn't have my camera going. never envisioned the power of facebook. neither did tunisia or mubarak. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe January 22nd 2011

22-1-11. new year, renewed effort. the flagoz facebook page has appeared. now i'm having a hoot photographing supporters. check it out. more to come. australia day appearance being considered. happy new year and give flagoz a 'like' on facebook.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe December 8th 2010

8-12-10. grrrrrrrr. seems no clothing this summer. who knows. why does this all have to be so hard? everybody who saw the file thought they were terrific. otherwise i have printed a poster which i can do at the library A3 size for 50cents. now have 15 cafes and other locations with the poster. happy holidays to all. cheers, fred... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe November 22nd 2010

22-11-10. hi all still waiting for clothing to happen. hopefully january. real news is that i'm doing facebook which allows for visual posts. anybody wanting to receive them can be 'friends' to fred rieben. i've done some lampoons of gillard, swan and rudd in front of the british flag and posted photos of our wine 'republic red'. hopefully will get more ideas for cartoons. taking more video footage and hope to create the next vox pop utube (see new australian flag). still think the first is good. next will include two aussie military blokes saying they like and want the new flag. expect the royal wedding to stir debate. will also be prime material for lampooning monarchy.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cottesloe November 22nd 2010

22-11-10. hi all still waiting for clothing to happen. hopefully january. real news is that i'm doing facebook which allows for visual posts. anybody wanting to receive them can be 'friends' to fred rieben. i've done some lampoons of gillard, swan and rudd in front of the british flag and posted photos of our wine 'republic red'. hopefully will get more ideas for cartoons. taking more video footage and hope to create the next vox pop utube (see new australian flag). still think the first is good. next will include two aussie military blokes saying they like and want the new flag. expect the royal wedding to stir debate. will also be prime material for lampooning monarchy.... read more




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