Monthly Archives: July 2007

Short Break 2007 – Day 2: Matamata, New Zealand

Sunday 29 July 2007 – Photos Highlights: Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings) I had a brilliant time today.   First I got a call at 7 am local time (5 am as far as my body was concerned!) asking if I … Continue reading

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Short Break 2007 – Day 1: Melbourne to Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday 28 July 2007  – Photos Highlights: Qantas Melbourne International First Class lounge, Upgraded to Business Class after taking my economy seat 🙂 The trip is about two things, helping re-qualifying status for my next world trip and seeing Lord … Continue reading

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New Zealand pre-trip preparation

Tomorrow I’m off to Auckland, New Zealand for a very short 3 day visit (really only 1 full day).   As with all travel you need to prepare.   As I want to check out the new QANTAS first class … Continue reading

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A big presentation & stress

Tomorrow I get to make a presentation about the project I’m heading up at work. It’s probably the most important work meeting I’ve been involved in and could, if all goes well, help my career, if it goes badly it … Continue reading

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Work Travel and Health

Having returned from an extended trip for work in Queensland last week (I was there from Sunday to Friday) I had a chance to reflect on my failing campaign to get my weight back down.   I’ve always known that … Continue reading

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Family Birthdays

In the last few weeks we have celebrated my nephew Andrew’s and my sister Kara’s birthday.   Andrew is very busy saving for his big trip with me due late 2009.  And for the first time in a long time that … Continue reading

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