Archive for July, 2011

Op Shopping with Greg

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I have Greg from Wollongong visiting me this week. I dragged him out shopping this weekend with Tyson and Nico to look for some new (or old) furniture to furnish the Loft. I’m looking for a couch for the front room and a new couch to replace the old blue one (that is now 12 years old). We visited a whole lot of second hand furniture stores as well as new ones. But I didn’t see anything that I really liked. So I guess I’ll keep looking.

I did find a new lamp and a rug at IKEA. But I’m thinking I would like a 60′s Eames style couch for the front room and have a bit of a retro theme going in there. In the meantime Nico has been coming over and tidying it up for me to make it nicer for guests.

It’s All Go for Europe!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Last week I finally completed the bookings for our Christmas trip to Europe. I know we are booking really early. We did that to try to avoid higher ticket prices later in the year. We got a great deal with Finnair to fly from Melbourne to Oslo via Singapore and Helsinki. So we will fly to Asia with Qantas and then change to the big Finnair Airbus on their new Singapore service. Then we swap to the smaller plane in Helsinki to go on to Oslo. I’m going over with Chris. We will be in Oslo for a few days before Christmas before we head to Berlin to spend Christmas there. After Christmas we will jump on BA/AA to go to New York. We’ll be in New York for New Year’s Eve. I think we’ll be there for roughly 10 days. Then we’ll head back to London for a few days before grabbing the Finnair flights home again.

Very exciting isn’t it! It’s going to be quite an expensive trip since we’ll be travelling in the high season. But it will be really worth it to see a white Christmas. I’m hoping for big now falls. It will be the second time in my life that I’ve seen snow. I’m sure Oslo will have snow. The other cities may or may not have any snow. The whole trip will take almost a month to complete.