While visiting our old friend Wout in Groningen, Lil Beow stumbled across these posters in the window of a local music store. The latest single ‘Get Lucky’ from Daft Punk has been playing all through our trip around Europe.
Yesterday we were so excited about eating fromage and baguette on the overnight sleeper train from Paris to Florence that we accidentally grabbed our hosts, Joël and Anne, meat from their fridge instead of our cheese. SADNESS! Sorry guys ;( If you’re ever in Paris I would recommend staying with them via AirBnB.
After an amazing Belgium dining experience at Belgo in Covent Garden, London we stumbled across Dame Judi Dench leaving the Noel Coward Theatre after her performance in Peter & Alice. Needless to say that Carl, Hannah, Erin, Claire and I were quite chuffed
Wow! We just left Northland, New Zealand, where we just experienced one of the most beautiful and respectful meetings of families. My friends Kiri and Martin were married on the island of Urupukapuka in the Bay of Islands last weekend. Kiri’s family are fun, talented and full of life; Martin’s family are warm, witty and clever.
Enjoy the photos of Claire and I surrounded by rad little kids having fun with bubbles (We should really put photos up of the lovely couple but we’re way too self-involved…)
Sup cheese fans!
After having a wee look at an art gallery where my Mum has some work on displayed we stopped by the Fonterra Cheese Bar looking for some great specials. Boy we were lucky. $1 NZD for a Double Cream Camembert Cheese Wheel and $2 for a Kikorangi Blue Half Cheese Wheel. Sure is great to be back home.
UPDATE: We got so excited about blogging about it that we forgot to actually eat the cheese. Maybe next time
So my only sister, Amy, got married to her outstanding man, Mark in Inglewood. It was a super lovely weekend back home in Taranaki with my family and my new extended family, the Drinkwaters. It was also Amy’s 30th so it was a grand weekend at that. Plenty of great food, drink and company. Here are a few selected pics, enjoy.
Well after two and a bit years in Melbourne The Pandas are off again on the next big adventure. This time with a new companion, thanks Christchurch/Melbourne Doof Crew! That’s our new friend Panda in the photo above, posing in front of the WiFi and Minecraft awesomeness. Claire wants to just call him/her Panda or Little Beow but I’d like to come up with something different. We’re currently hangin’ in the Koru Club, Air New Zealand’s guest lounge before our first flight. We’re heading back home to New Plymouth via Auckland.
So Melbourne friends, until next time… “So long, and thanks for all the bamboo”,
Today is my last day of work at the Department of Health, Victoria. My team are a great bunch of people to work with and they really made me feel so very welcome. Some of our fantastic work can be seen at the following links:
I was Lead Graphic and Web Designer on Health Translations and am quite proud of my work.
Keep up the super work team. You’re all so very F.A.B.
And remember, if you’re ever after some high quality and well displayed health information be sure to check out some of those sites
Have you ever wanted to just quickly type out a few short ideas. Not necessarily to have to save for later but just to get down on pad, or screen? Well, inspired by an article from Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga I had a little play and made myself a simple, distraction free place at: http://hitchcock.net.nz/scratchpad.html.
Feel free to use it for all those little moments of inspiration.