Major Adventures

Just a bloke's records of how his life unfolds.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Major Olympic Adventures

Photos are a bit rough, but I made it onto TV from the closing ceremony at Beijing. It was hot n steamy there but the atmosphere was like nothing that I have ever experienced before.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


A Lovely town whose history is built on the Gold Rushes in the 1850's. You can read the sign yourself for the importance of this giant, majestic railway station in a town with such a small population in the heart of Victoria.

A Drive Through Central Victoria

Such a pity that I wasted so many photo opportunities on this drive. I drove up to Kyenton on Tuesday evening - spent the day in Central Victoria on Wednesday, then drove through to Bendigo Thursday morning to catch up with Peter, a lecturer from my uni days. At lunch time, I then drove from Bendigo through to Euroa to see my God mother and then back to Melbourne. It was a cool 520km round trip - and so many missed photo opportunities. Pity.
It has been very very Wintery here and through the regions I was driving on the Wednesday and Thursday, on Friday, lots of the areas were snowed on. The Wattles are in bloom, this is indicative that Spring is well on the way. It was very pretty driving through Gum forests with all the wattle in bloom too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bubble Tea for Ezio

Melbourne has a great Asian presence in culture and culinary delights. The bubble tea industry established itself some 4 or 5 years ago. I made Ezio discover bubble tea in New York and now he is a little hooked on the idea. The photos just show one of Bubble Tea booths in a shopping centre in Melbourne. What is the UK missing out on?? ROTS and ROTS :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I've brought Mum to the Northern Territory -- where the birds roam free - the Buffalo are served on platters and kangaroos are seared gently, served medium-rare with a great side salad. YUM
It is so great to be back in Alice Springs and catching up with people from my life 2 lives ago --- so so friendly and kind and warm and welcoming are the ranges East and West Macs.

The Globe - is the Tropic of Capricorn - Check your atlas - it's the line below the equator - pretty special to park on a line that appears alllll the way around the globe.

Cheers n Beers,



Piccies ... Part 2

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Lazy Sunday With The Family

A mini sleep in - cooked pancakes for Mum (slipped in oatbran fibre, she never suspected anything). Sister came over - we went shoppings - again. Lunch was simple Sunday roll. Dinner I cooked up a storm - Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings served with a tomato napolitana sauce. I also fried up some nice meat dumplings - almost dimsims. These photos are of Rahni. Two more sleeps until Alice Springs & The Great Australian Outback. Yeeehaaaaa. 

Friday, August 08, 2008

Chinese Bakery Goods

So Ezio and I have a pre-occupation with Chinese bakeries at the moment - especially after our trip to New York's China Town and ate the best pork rolls in New York. This bakery is expensive but worth it; at the new Westfield Doncaster Shopping Town. It's a Pork Bun and Custart Almond Plait. YUMMO

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Peek A Boo

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Melbourne Evening - Melbourne City

Wilson's Prom - Tidal River & Friends