On this Week


Gin Night

Night In CBD

I spent the night at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne to CBD and went around the city tasting new gins including a visit to the Gin Palace.


El Ranchero

El Ranchero

A family favourite restaurant in San Pedro serving fresh fish called El Ranchero.


Jax Footy

Jax Footy

I went, for the first time to watch my nephew play indoor football with his friends and despite it being very early on a Sunday morning it was great fun


13 km walk

13 km walk

When Simon did a 13 km walk and then had French Toast as a reward




I have officially gone freelance by resigning from my full time position in Ringwood and for the next few months I be working exclusively for two private clients.


end of year financial drinks at the George Hotel

Work EOY Drinks

It was the end of year financial drinks last night at the The George Hotel in South Melbourne. It was the first pub I had been in and also the first alcoholic drink that had passed through my lips since I got back to Australia.


Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Crepe

La Creperi

I arrived in Spain on Sunday night after an eventful afternoon with Monarch. I had an inclination that the day was going to be chaotic when I received a text message whilst queuing to check in saying the flight was going to be 35 minutes delayed but when I checked in she thought it was only 15 minutes.


St Annes Donkey Rides

St Annes

Last weekend my parents and I were looking after my nephew whilst my sister was in Majorca for a wedding. The weather was stunning again so we bundled him in the car and took a trip to St Annes to meet my grandparents.


Sleep Patterns

Sleep Patterns

I downloaded a great app for my iPhone to analyze my sleep patterns. I am not sure that this month is the best to use as my benchmark due to the World Cup being played through the night and being totally stressed out at work.


Raymond Donn Manchester City Football Club

MCFC Website

I am loving the new Manchester City website, there are still a few bugs to be ironed out and for some reason there is no mobile version released yet but I would expect that to follow very shortly. The positive points are the new wide screen videos and no advertisement on the site. It actually took me until the next day to realise there was no adds because I run addblocker so I do not see adds anyway. On that note, I just installed adblocker on my iPhone - oh yeah :)


AFL Carlton Telstra Dome July 2006


What do you do post World Cup and pre EPL, you go to the AFL. My first Australian Football League Match was Carlton vs Western Bulldogs and I was supporting Carlton. They LOST! It is a lot less stressful then watching Man City and it has a nice feel not having segregated seating.




Weekly roundup. We launched 3 new versions of Lonely Planet websites , over 1500 pages of new code. They all launched successfully and we celebrated by having a few bottles of champagne in the office.




Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30 km (19 mi) north of Lismore, 33 km (21 mi) northeast of Kyogle, and 70 km (43 mi) west of Byron Bay.