Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Back home


After a week down the South Coast we're back home and all tuckered out. Poor Perni doesn't like the trip though. He throws up before we leave almost every single time. Oh, and part of the reason he is knackered are the three adorable nephews below.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Copernicus has had a big day


In bed before we are for a change.

Kite surfer at Greenwell Point


This dude really looked like he was enjoying the blustery conditions (You'll need to embiggen the picture to see the kite surfer).

Fish'n'chips at Greenwell Point


Beautiful day down on the South Coast. 30 degrees so verging on bloody hot. Lots of people queuing for DJ's fish'n'chips though.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Boxing Day at the beach 6


A well earned beer after a hard day at the beach.

Quick note on Boxing Day for the Yanks and the rest of the world that don't belong to the former British Commonwealth. Here is a link to the Wikipedia entry on Boxing Day about our bizarre little public holiday. We love our extra holidays and to think some people spend it shopping.

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Culburra Beach. Keeping the lifesavers happy and swimming between the flags. Good break for body surfing between the flags anyway.

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Culburra Beach. Watch out for the fat headed land whale...

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Culburra Beach. Doing a bit of body surfing. Perfect conditions for it today. Water a little cool when you first go in but after the first dunk it was fine. Temp out of the water was in the high 20s and it was fairly windy.

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Culburra Beach

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Loading up on greasy fish'n'chips and burgers in Nowra.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

One More Copernicus Christmas Photo

Don't worry he is a pretty tolerant cat but we promise not to torment poor Perni any more this Christmas.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

On the road to Nowra...


And we got a bit hungry. Oak Flats / Albion Park Maccas.

Copernicus


I iz in yr stocking opening yr prezunts.

Jesus Christ. A Nativity...


At this time of year too. And in a shopping centre. Who'd have thought...
On the way home we saw a man walking a dog and a goat. A goat! In inner-city Chippendale. Holy Frack. Wasn't able to get a photo though worse luck.

Brunch in Surry Hills


Cossies in Surry Hills. Michelle with the place to herself. Excellent eggs benedict.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Velluto Nero coffee


In town buying supplies of coffee for christmas. Velluto Nero - best coffee in Sydney

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We'll finish our trip to the Star Wars exhibition at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum with the Big Guy again.

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More interactive stations for the kids.

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Of course there is a gift shop. Three of them at least.

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Seriously. Now I will be in my bunk....

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Could it be TD0013? Nah.

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I'll be in my bunk.

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My ride home?

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Yoda i am.

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Interactive games for the kids

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Woompa?

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Leia's costume, R2D2 and C3PO.

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Me and the Big Guy. Note the subversive BSG t-shirt.

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Me and Chewie

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Millennium Falcon.

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C3P0's footprints

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About to enter the Powerhouse Museum to see the Star Wars exhibition. Doing a recce so we can take the nephews on an official visit in a week or so.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Marque 13 - Final Happy Birthday to me post


Petit fours. Delicious salty butter caramel chocolates. And we are done at Marque. Another successful and brilliant degustation menu. Did I mention Marque has 3 Hats? My birthday is over for another year... Happy Birthday to me... Now we are going to watch The Big Bang Theory.

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Dessert. Meringue, yoghurt sorbet and berries.

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Sauternes custard.

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Washed rind cheese, ice cream and anchovie.

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Badoit. Definitely the best French sparkling water.

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Angus sirloin with truffle sauce, chips and green peppers.

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Roast jurassic quail and celeraic.

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Duck ham and liver.

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Yellow fin tuna and fois gras butter sprinkled with powdered pork crackling.