• General

    Notting Hill Carnival

    What an amazing carnival! More like a festival really – because it doesn’t really compare with Warrnambool Carnie (that’s the biggest understatement of the century). Think louder than loud music, awesome costumes and amazing dancers. Then imagine multiple huge speakers on semi-trailer trucks as the floats followed closely by the bright sea of people following behind dancing to the pumping music. Then you have all the people watching on the side of the street (and I mean ALL the people, they say 3 million people attend this carnival) who are all bopping away to the beat and taking photos.

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    Settling in

    Well, we’ve been overseas for 2 months now (not that we can believe it) and we’re finally starting to settle in. I started work last week with Barclays Capital and we found a place to live! So it’s all happening now, but we’re going to need at least the next 22 months (yes Dad) to discover London alone! There’s just so much happening all the time!

  • Travel

    Ireland… In a nutshell

    This posting is a little overdue and very long so be warned! On our trip to Ireland (the republic that is) we spent almost 3 weeks meeting family, seeing many of the tourist destinations and then some of the not-so-tourist destinations, which was even better! Although we covered a lot of ground, there are still heaps of places I’d like to go back and visit…

  • Travel

    No more potatoes in any form…

    Everyone knows about my obsession with food. If there is something new to taste and eat – I am in. In my new quest to eat the local food of our holiday destination, my first stop is Ireland. I do like eating potatoes but the Irish take it to another level. A level I must say has made me a little sick of potatoes.

  • General

    Carbon footprints & the UK

    One of the first things Kim and I noticed over in the UK is the huge campaigns on global warming and our carbon footprints. There is a HUGE awareness initiative going on over here. But it seems that they’re also behind Australia (and other countries like Ireland) in many ways – even though on average Australia’s average CO2 footprint is much higher.

  • Travel

    Shoulda got a GPS

    Who needs a GPS when you have maps – so I thought. The constant reminder of hiring a GPS is plastered on every car rental website, the door of each car rental shop and then there is Guy telling me how popular it is in Europe. A fancy toy or a necessity in Ireland?