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The (late) Christmas card - part 3

I must admit my preconceived ideas of Amsterdam were both confirmed and challenged. I had imagined scores of British tourists walking the streets off their faces (this turned out to be true), but had not imagined the craziness of new years evening.
Nothing can really prepare you for the onslaught of fireworks, noise and chaos […]

The (late) Christmas card - part 2

We spent Christmas in Paris, which was lit-up with festive lights - tres jolie! Krust, Shaz & I were lucky enough to catch up with a mate of mine from University, who joined us for the day.

After spending Christmas day in Paris we headed off to Colmar, which is west of Paris near the […]

The (late) Christmas card - part 1

A very belated seasons greetings! For the festive season, We decided that a trip to continent was in order, otherwise we would have spent the whole of the break in Colchester, thanks to British rail canceling the train services for the entire holiday period…. how nice of them…. and then they go and raise […]

Pre-Christmas Post, Post Christmas

Well a lot happened in the few short months prior to Christmas 2007 (our first winter back in England)….. So here is a quick summary (short but sweet):
1. Colchester turned on the Christmas cheer with a street festival.

2. John Howard lost the Australian Election…. so we celebrated (as did almost everyone we know) by chowing […]

Sunn O))) - A Weekend To Remember

During the last month of 2007 Krust, myself, Melissa and Dylan headed off to the nightmare before Christmas festival in the beach paradise of Minehead (anyone who has visited Minehead in winter will understand exactly what I mean by paradise).

As is often the case in the UK the Journey turned out to be an epic […]

Australia & Hong Kong

In November we headed back to Australia via Hong Kong for my brothers wedding. Having never been to Hong Kong I was not entirely prepared for its ‘vertical-ness’ and insane pollution levels. The city is very impressive: it feels like a set from the 5th element or blade runner.

Even more impressive is the […]

The Summer of Love, Part 2: Barcelona

Most happily, we were paid a visit in September by the rocking Farina and James, who were in the midst of a world-wide travel adventure. After spending a couple of days in Colchester, we rocked on over to Barcelona for a long weekend. Ahhh….Barcelona - such a fantastic city! We spent the […]

The Summer of Love, Part 1: Zurich

Since it is well into autumn now, I thought it time to write a post about the highlights of the rest of the summer.  During the August bank holiday long week-end, we popped over to Zurich to visit our rocking friends, Lissy and Dylan.  Most excitingly, Lara was also on the continent and in Zurich at […]

Tripping Around

The past couple of months have pretty much been spent working away in Colchester and London (with a couple of work trips to Kosovo), but we did manage a few short trips away to try and make the most of the European summer. In July, we spent a long weekend in Paris with Sharon, […]

Brighton Rock(s)

On a recent trip to Brighton to attend a farewell shin-dig for a couple of friends who are moving to Australia (hope it’s all going well Flea and Brooke!), we also had a look around the beach and pleasure pier. Here are some pics: