31 January 2009

2009 Begins

Happy New Year!

We're already a month into 2009 so it's about time I got writing again. January usually is a busy time of the year and 09 has been no exception. We started out early with the Sydney Festival events happening and the guys decided to take on the cheap meal available from the Summit revolving restaurant in the city. Good company with a better value meal compared to 08 made this a great experience!

The Summit Revolving Restaurant
Star Wars

The Powerhouse Museum have been running a Star Wars exhibit for a little while and so Alan, Eleonor and myself decided we'd go and check it out. The exhibition showcased the technologies we are developing and their influences and similarities to Star Wars. It was quite interesting, with plenty of interactive features to keep the kids occupied as well.

Star Wars Exhibit
Australia Day

Of course, January 26th is Australia Day and so we got a group together for a trip down the south coast for a traditional BBQ by the beach. However, we couldn't find a working barbecue by the beach, so we settled for a boat harbour at Gerringong. It was a great way to hang out and relax among friends whilst enjoying the sound of the ocean and some decent barbecued food! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Australia Day BBQ
Among everything else work has started to resume back to it's normal franticness with the new year about to come full swing. Eleonor and I have set our priorities on house buying by mid year due to the current Government grant on offer, so things have been a little stressful and hectic in recent times but somewhat exciting all at the same time.

Needless to say, interesting times lay ahead which will make for interesting reading and an eventful 2009.