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October 19, 2006

Sydney to the Gong Ride: Go the Dirty Reds!

Filed under: Gong Ride — nicksmyname @ 5:49 pm

I need riders and sponsors for the Ride to the Gong.

For years I have been meaning to do the MS Sydney to the Gong bike ride. It’s a 90 kilometreish bicycle ride from Sydney to Wollongong that raises money for the MS Society. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a great organisation that provides support and help for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis.

This year I have finally got my act together; registered and got at least 4 /5 people to say they will join me. Most of them were drunk at the time but i recorded the conversations so they can’t back out.

Our team is the “Dirty Reds” and we have a web page on the MS site where you can see the team and sponsor me here on the MS website.

If you want to join us on the ride or sponsor us go to our team page.

Now I just have to get fit enough to do the ride without vomitting or having a back explosion. I started this morning by riding to work for the first time in a few weeks. If you are really bored you can check out my route to work on the very cool Bikely website. I am planning to do a bit of a long ride this weekend. The ride is on the
Anyway, sponsor us now and keep tuned here for updates!


October 8, 2006

Luke’s First Week

Filed under: Uncategorized — nicksmyname @ 5:15 pm

Luke is looking a little less battle scarred now and is of course extremely cute (that comes from a completely unbiased standpoint I promise).  Rory is coming over all brotherly and Fleur is looking photogenic as usual.

The photos are up here.


Luke’s First Week

October 4, 2006

First Photos of Luke

Filed under: Luke — nicksmyname @ 5:08 pm

Jannene and Luke came home after just one day in hospital and are both doing brilliantly. The first thing Rory did today was to bring Luke’s teddy in for him so that seems to be going well too. Anyway at last I have a few photos up.

Click on the photo to see the full album:


He is very cute. He was only a few hours old when we took these and he’s still looking a bit scratched and squished up.  I’ll take some more today and get them up very soon.

October 2, 2006

luke francis

Filed under: Luke — nicksmyname @ 2:48 pm

Jannene and nick are very proud to announce the birth of Luke Francis. Born just after midday today the 2nd of October. 3.59kg. 50cm. Particularly cute. Mum and bub are both very well. Photos to follow at some stage.

we’re in business.

Filed under: Luke — nicksmyname @ 2:52 am

Yes, we have contractions. We’ve just arrived at the hospital. Seems like the baby really was waiting for labor day or else it was the madhur jaffreys okra and potato curry I made nice and spicy for dinner. Stay tuned.

October 1, 2006

due day plus one and no news

Filed under: Luke — nicksmyname @ 7:44 pm

It’s been a lovely day. We went to visit Rosina and Chris and their very cute little Molly who is just three weeks old. The baby wasn’t impressed enough to immediately come out and party though and decided that another day in the warmth and peacefulness of the womb was a pretty good prospect. Some swimming for mum and bike riding in the park for Dad and Rory and another evening to try and agree a couple of names.
Stay tuned. Tommorow is “Labor Day” so the baby’s probably been hanging out for that.

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