Archive for September, 2010

No More Dishwasher hands

Friday, September 17th, 2010

One of the things I really miss from Loft 1 is the dishwasher.   You know I think I actually used to cook more at home when I had a dishwasher.   Now I prefer to get takeaway than mess up the kitchen.   So it was nice of Chris to get me a great discount on a dishwasher this week through his work.    Now he just needs to come home and install it.

Bangkok Added to Europe 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I’m pretty excited to have been able to squeeze a stopover in Bangkok on our way back from Berlin next month.   Bangkok would have to be one of my favourite cities in the world.   I’ve spent time in some pretty big cities around the world, but none are as friendly as Bangkok.   Yummy food, friendly people, fun nightlife and crazy shopping…   what else could I ask for?   It was so nice of Qantas to change our routing from Frankfurt to Berlin/London so we could have a stop in Bangkok.   It came at a little cost of course.    But it’s gonna be so nice to soak up the Thailand sun by a pool somewhere.

Footy Finals

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Well this is exciting.   I rarely follow the football during the season…   but I do get excited when my team (Geelong) makes it to the finals.   They have won the grand final in the past 2 years…  can we make it 3?    The semi-final against Collingwood next week will be a tough one.    It’s great to see these 4 teams making it to the end, especially St Kilda and the Bulldogs who have not done well in recent years.

Taking 5 to Catch Up

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I know I’ve been strangely absent this past month.  It’s only because I have so many things going on at the moment.   I have been balancing a busy workload as well as a few other personal things.   I kinda knew something was not right over the past couple of months, so in November I will be getting another operation on my hip to try to repair it again.   Hopefully this time I will come out of it a bit better.   At least this time I know what I’m going to be in for.

I’m also in the middle of negotiating to buy another property here on my street in Melbourne.  I’m still not sure if it’s the right thing to do.   But I’ll write more about that once all the numbers work out.

I didn’t get the book deal for my photography after all.    But that’s okay.   I will continue to work at being a better photographer and maybe someday I will publish my own book.

And the big trip to Europe is coming up!   I’m travelling there with my mate Chris.   We have finally booked everything and will take off in the middle of October to London, Paris and Berlin.   I imagine lots of beer drinking in Berlin for Oktoberfest…    even though the centre for that is Munich (?).

And the last piece of news is that Loft 2 is finally getting a dishwasher!   I’m piling up the dirty dishes in anticipation of it’s arrival.   No more stacks of dirty dishes around the kitchen.   I was going to buy one when I moved in here with Jake, but I always thought I wouldn’t stay here long.

So that’s it…   a quick update.  I promise I’ll post more often with all these little projects coming up.