Congratulations Natraj!

On 3 December 2008 Natraj, my former Indian flatmate in Mersin, married Sounalya in Bangalore. Don’t you love the traditional dress in the following wedding photo?




If I hadn’t just started working  at a new job I would have gone to the wedding. To make it up, I plan to reunite with Natraj and Dragos in India in 2009.

New Years Eve 2008/2009, Port Vincent, Yorke Peninsula

For New Years Eve Eilish (niece), Breandan (nephew) and myself drove to the seaside village of Port Vincent, Yorke Peninsula (the only leg Australia has to stand on).


Staying in the Tuckerway Hostel, we enjoyed 2 fun days of fishing, swimming, karaoke, Zoom, partying, festivals, fireworks and poker with Dave, Richie and Mel, Kev and Lucy, their children, friends and relatives.




Fishing at both Stansbury and Klein Point was not successful




Guitar Hero superstars




My favourite photo so far of 2009: Eilish on an amusement ride at Port Vincent’s New Years Day Festival




Poker faces belonging to Texas Holdem Poker pros

Xmas Lunch 2008

Following a 4am wake up, a phantom taxi reservation and a 3 hour flight I arrived to Adelaide in time for a wonderful lunch prepared by Mum.




Parents, siblings and connections enjoying prawn cocktails for entree. This was followed by roast turkey, pork and vegetables and topped off with Christmas pudding, custard and ice cream.