31 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 90 Somewhere you relax

This one is really a 'no-brainer'... Its my SPA!!!

Aussie Backyard Spa-house

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30 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 89 Toy

There was no denying it, L loved her crafty toys... All manner of toys were sought after from local 'crafters to international crafters, there was at times, no stopping her!

Here are some samples of the crafty toys we collected along the way...


3 eyed fish

Needs a name


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29 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 88 Feet

OH&S in Australia is pretty strict, steel capped boots, high vis shirts/vests and so on... So when in Ubud, Bali, you can imagine my horror in seeing the following on a construction site!!!

Ubud OH&S

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28 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 87 Trash (Rubbish)

In Sydney, rubbish collection is done in the wee hours of the morning, by a truck, and the whole process is semi-automated. Now, in Turkey, Tire, it is collected by a trailer drawn by a tractor! It was quite quirky really, but in the small village, its all needed!!

Turkey Rubbish Collection

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27 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 86 Your Name

I've recently done photo shoot at night, we went down to below the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park areas. Now, what does this have to do with 'My Name', well have a look at my photo below for the explanation!!


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26 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 85 Key

The 'key' to a good day, is, by the photo below, ensuring that your moped is fully charged... Or, whilst its under a charging cycle, have a quick 40 winks, which is what this lady is doing!!


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25 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 84 Breakfast

Breakfast, theres so many yummy foods for breakfast... I like Bacon and Eggs, tomato's and toast when I am out. Here, this is a close up of the tomato with some freshly cracked pepper... Yumm!!


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24 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 83 An Animal

Again, in Berlin's Tierpark Zoo, we had to visit the Elephant display... They were stunningly close, nice sunny day and were having a ball swimming and bathing in the water. Here they are walking out to enjoy a dirt bath next, now that they're wet!!

Tierpark Zoo Elephants Rear

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23 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 82 Moon

I'm really beginning to like taking lunar shots, and particularly the moon...

Moon light, moon bright

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22 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 81 Kitchen Sink

When we moved from Guildford, we literally packed everything, well maybe not everything, but it seemed as though it was everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink!! But, alas, that had to stay as it was needed by the new residents...

Moving Fowler

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21 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 80 Delicious

Location: Dubai - London, 2011 I was on my way to a conference in Ghent, Belgium. I was given an upgrade to Business Class with Emirates and this was the dessert a Banana Panna Cotta (and yes, it was DELICIOUS!!)


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20 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 79 Before/After

We purchased our house back in 2005, and moved then moved into it in the June. This is what it looked like out on the back veranda...


One of the first things to be done, was L and her dad repaired some of the broken glass in the windows, which was done in the middle of winter when I was overseas I might add! Then it was a matter of a quick lick of paint, as seen in this picture.

House rear AFTER

Now, after nearly 10 years, this is how the back veranda looks, with some cast iron columns, cedar fluted posts and a bit of furniture (currently inside whilst Bronty is a puppy)

Back Verandah Dinning Lounge

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19 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 78 Funny

This is the start of a 'catch-up of OVER a month, so my apologies for not keeping up due to being busy and a little bit of "what do I post"...

BUT, in 2010 when I was in Germany, I caught up with (for the very first time, Maribeth who was also in Germany (Berlin)! We went to the Tierpark Zoo for the day, and we had a ball. This photo, was simply 'Funny'!!

Tierpark Zoo Maribeth Funny

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18 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 77 A Corner of your Home

This phot, is quite literally, a corner of the house! It is the join from where the tuckpointing, facade, meets the repoint, side, of the house. I had this redone in January 2011, and I am so happy with how it turned out! It not only made it look better, but it also corrected any cracks that may have been there!

Repoint Tuckpoint

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17 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 76 Green

Green, as in colour or green as in Sustainable?? I'll opt for the later... Last year, we went to SITA at Kemps Creek. It is a waste processing facility that we use at work. We were shown the way in waste, our waste, is processed and managed.

Inbound Waste Treatment

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16 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 75 Sunglasses

In 2009, I had two interviews for different positions in Doha. On the second trip, I also had a trip out into the desert and down to the Gulf coast. Now, here is my driver, Basim, who didn't take off his sunnies!!!

Doha Desert Safari Driver Basim

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15 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 74 Car

Ok, I'm not particularly happy with this photo, but, Im not precious and I will post it anyway... I was out in the Newnes State Forrest, and I wanted to get down to the 'Lost City'. Unfortunately, for me, there was a bog hole that I got stuck in... Oh well, I got towed out and came home instead!

Wet Muddy GV Side

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14 March, 2012

photo a Day Challenge - Day 73 Clouds

In this shot, we had not long left Berlin's Tegel airport, shot through the clouds, and started tracking towards Helsinki's Vataa airport. I like flying, above the clouds or countryside gives you time to take it all in, ponder whats going on, and just enjoying the scenery below... Ahhh the bliss...

Finnair EMB190 TXL HEL

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13 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 72 Sign

This is, although not technically, a sign... But, its painted onto the very edge of the platform at Woolooware railway station in Sydney. Its just a reminder that, there can be a gap between the train and the platform...

Safety Sign Woolooware

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12 March, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 71 Fork

Its often said that at times, you come to a 'fork' in the road ahead of you... That came to me today, but not in a way you may think! I was taken out this afternoon, with a hood over my head, to an 'unknown' destination... I had mentioned to one of my 'captors' a few weeks prior, that I have a pretty good understanding of the roads of Sydney, and that a blindfold would be pointless (trying not to spoil the surprise, yet trying to keep them thinking of alternatives)!

When we arrived, I had sort of guessed where we were as soon as I sensed we were under a tunnel. And, I was correct, as we were at Eastern Creek Raceway! I was going on a 'hot lap' in a V8 super car!!! OMG, I was SO excited!!! After completing the paperwork (Indemnity) I had to get a race suit, and then onto a photo in front of a car, before a briefing.

Photo Call
Then it was down into pitt lane, where we were given our car number - 42 was my car... A blue Holden Commodore, that looked as though it was the newest in the fleet of race cars! Here are some pics...

Briefing (outside)

Getting into the car


JUST after getting out...

Thanks so much J & M for the b'day present, it was fantastic, and something I will never forget!!

Thanks Guys!

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