Archive for December, 2008

Home Safe

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Scott

Okay Team we are home safe following a 4.5 hour overnight flight (on Sir Richard Branson’s airline) from Perth to Brisbane, a short layover and a 3.5 hour flight to CHCH and a 5 hour drive home. Sam went via Sydny (on Quantas) and we arrived within a hor of each other. Tired stinky but safe … Boy is Australia DARK in the middle at night … no lights AT ALL …

Ramping up for new Years … can we stay awake until midnight … ” YES WE CAN”

Merry Christmakkah!

Friday, December 26th, 2008 by Ian

A little late, but I didn’t even get on the computer at all on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to the extended family.  Hope yours went as well as ours did!  A little cold here, but we’re all spoiled rotten and very well fed, so we can’t complain too loudly.

Ian, Shelley, Dylan and Quinn.

Freeze Suckers Freeze

Friday, December 26th, 2008 by Scott

Merry Christmas Everyone …

Sorry for the lousy updates but Internet cafes are as scarce as ….snowballs down here. A quick update ….

Weather: perfect 27 to 30 with a cooling sea breeze in the afternoon , cooling at night to perfect sleeping temps
People: Friendly, helpful and often gorgeous.
Food: Average, NZ does it better but not bad. You north americans would recognise the chains and style
Christmas dinner: Prawns, turkey roll fresh veggies an salad. Mead from a local producer.
Ostrick egg eaten for breaksfast: Yes … three mornings running (huge)
Indian Ocean: warm, clear and great for swimming.
Perth: Fantastic … we just love it. New like calgary but with style planning and better surfing.

Today we did the boxing day sales, cheerfully fighting the crowds, searching out bargins and getting sun burnt… bwhahahaha. Tomorrow Freemantle, Saturday???? then home on Sunday, overnight to CHCH then drive home in the afternoon.

Terry you should be SOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous ….

Merry Christmas you all ….from all of us

New Server

Friday, December 19th, 2008 by Ian

You probably can’t tell, but the website and databases and all my other applications are now running on mother’s old computer.  It was a couple steps up from the 15 year old computer it WAS running on.

There may yet be a couple of bumps in service (I know there will be at least one when I physically move the computer) and if you notice anything out of the ordinary, please mail me.

Perth here we come

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by Scott


Soon … very soon we leave for Perth, the most remote major city on the planet to luxuriate in 35-40 heat, swim in the Indian ocean, drink cheap yet oh so good Australian wine … and slap some prawns on the barbie mate …..


Freeze suckers freeze!