Saturday, 26 August 2006

Singapore Sunflowers

On our way back to Berlin, with 4 kilos of Milo, 4 kilos of Vegemite and lots of other creature comforts from home.
We were delayed in Singapore airport for 2 hours That meant we missed our connection to Berlin from Frankfurt. We had to wait around for another 2 long hours beforethe next flight to Berlin.

Lucky these Sunflowers were so lovely to look at while we were waiting in Singapore. Great we had the Nintendo games to keep us occupied in Frankfurt.

Tuesday, 22 August 2006


Cameron's favourite dog. Rosie got her exercise this trip with Cameron chasing her, and Rosie chasing Cameron around Nana and Pa's house.
I think Rosie will be relieved when we get back to Berlin, and she can have an undisturbed rest.

Monday, 21 August 2006

Phil - South Africa trip

Unfortunately I had to leave Nicole and the boys in Australia, and head off to Singapore and South Africa for work. Both were great trips (business-wise) and also enjoyable from a personal perspective!

In particular, I was fortunate that a colleague took me camping to the Vaal River, which is about 1.5 hours drive out of Jo'burg. It was the middle of winter, so at night it was freezing (literally!) but with some woolen longjohns I had bought in Australia and some suitable jackets, I had no problem keeping warm.

It was really relaxing, the company was great and we had a BBQ (a Braai in South African parlance!) - felt just like camping back in Aus.

We cruised on the river, had a few drinks, and just enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Then it was back to Jo'burg (well, Midrand) for 5 very long, but worthwhile days of business, then back to Berlin to see the family again!

Sunday, 20 August 2006

Eltham Mini Trains

Every Sunday, the Eltham Mini trains are open. A great way to spend an afternoon. A couple of train rides and then some footy in the park.

Kelly, Ashton, Grace Alexander and Cameron

Grace had a pony ride as well....Cameron wasn't interested....ponies are for girls he tells me!

(Note to self....make sure all kids faces are clean, before trying to take photos)

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Cameron's 6th birthday.

Cameron has many cakes when we come to Australia for the school holidays. Cakes with relatives, and friends.
When we get back to Berlin and are a bit more organised, we have promised to take him and his friends, 10 pin bowling, and then for ice cream.....
and probably more cake!

Thursday, 10 August 2006


Off to the footy club for the weekly dinner. A player came to have a chat, and I have no idea who he was. But he came around to each table afterwards to say hello, and he was lovely with the kids. Wow, he was tall. I am sure mum will be horrified that I have forgotten his name, and she will be sure to tell me after she reads this blog.
Mum's birthday in a few days time, and we had a cake after dinner.

Wednesday, 2 August 2006

More from Bright

Lots of things for the kids to do at Bright.

A great playground in town.

Feeding the galahs and rosellas in the garden

Painting Rocks from the river.