Monday, June 23, 2008


It was a while ago, but a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the friendly between Australia and Ghana.

My friend Christian had come up from Canberra to watch the game and had a spare ticket!

Australia v Ghana!!!!
The game was fun to watch with Australia winning 1-0!

However, it was the Ghana fans that gave us the most entertainment with their singing and dancing. Even though they were heavily outnumbered by the Australian fans, the Ghana fans produced far more noise!

The game was fun to watch and it was great to see Christian again!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gordon F&%#ING Ramsay!!!

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, I met up with Jenn from work and headed off to the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show.

This was a HUGE show, with displays and stalls covering the entire floor of the Sydney Exhibition Centre! No small feat at all.

Jenn and I managed to get our tickets online, so we were in the doors early whilst other people had to wait to buy their tickets in the increasingly long lines.

The show was genuinely enormous. I was amazed by how many stalls there were and how many freebies were on offer! Food, products, drinks! Everything you could hope for was on display.

Most surprising of all was an old favourite of mine....


Bionade was finally in Australia!!!! Felix introduced me to this fantastic and all natural drink in Germany and I absolutely loved it. Now that it has an Australian distributor, it shouldn't be be too hard to get a hold of.

Now.... if only I could get my hands on German style muesli as well....

The biggest thrill of the day would come a little bit later though.

Jenn and I were wandering through the hall when we suddenly came across a large throng of people fighting to take photos of someone.

God I love watching Ramsay!!!

Somehow, we managed to push ourselves to the front of the crowd and there we were given a nice and unobstructed view of the fiery Scot in person.

It was a bit odd to see him there signing all of the books. He was so happy and calm. There wasn't even a hint of the explosiveness that I knew lurked only slightly beneath the surface.
Everywhere I wandered, there were people bustling around.

Everyone was so happy, in search of more to drink and eat.
I wasn't one to not join in and I plunged into both the food and the wine tasting as quickly as I could!

Later in the day, we went off to the "Cooking Theatre" to watching some recipes being demonstrated. Rather than pay a fortune to go to watch Gordon Ramsay, I decided that I wanted to see Ben O'Donohue. I was a fan of Ben from his days with "Surfing the Menu".
I wasn't disappointed as he demonstrated five fantastic recipes on the BBQ.
Having arrived at the Show at about 10:30am... I worked out that by the time I left (at the close of the show at 6:00pm) that I had been drinking fairly consistently for about 7 hours.
There was just so much wine.... and I wanted to try it all.....

Monday, June 16, 2008

I hate Durian

Well my camera may be currently missing, but that doesn't mean that other people don't have cameras!

Work was long and tiring... so I decided to go and get some dinner with Pete, Rosa and Meng.

Now the dinner itself was fine, but I had personal objections to the dessert that was chosen.

.... durian and sticky rice.
I hate durian.

Years spent living in Singapore, all the time travelling through Malaysia and Thailand.... none of it could change my attitudes towards this horrifying fruit. No matter how many times I tried it, no matter how much of it I tried, I still found even the smell of it overpowering.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


My mother "borrowed" my camera to go and take snaps on her trip to Canada and I still don't have it back yet....

I need my camera.

I've become far too used to documenting the events of my life using images.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Casual Projects!!!

A few weeks ago I was wandering through Martin Place at lunchtime.

I came across a "Canberra Tourism Fair". Now I found this to be a bit too scary considering I was still trying to escape the whole Canberran issues that I still had.

However, the brochures about the ski fields were a bit too much to pass up.....

And it was lucky that I wandered passed. Because I found myself standing in front of the stage where a increasingly famous Canberra 8-piece was playing!


This fantastic multi-instrumental group mixes a huge range of music to produce a very unique sound. Standing there listening to their music, I couldn't help but be drawn in by their catchy sounds and the energy they threw into the performance.


Of course... my feelings about the band are probably ever so slightly influenced by the fact that I went to school with one of the MCs in the group, Patrick Lillicrap.... but hey, I still think they're good.

Vote for them if you get the chance on the Jack Daniel's Set as well!