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November 8, 2006

GongRide Photos

Filed under: cycling — nicksmyname @ 8:22 am

Looking at my stats it seems like a lot of people are surfing to this site looking for photos from the Sydney to the Gong Ride. Sorry, this isn’t the place. Try the event’s official photographers site: SuperSportImages. There are supposed to be photos coming on there soon. In the meantime why not take the time to write to Kyle and Jackie O and tell them they are morons.
I should be posting a photo of The Dirty Reds at the end of the race as soon as Mike sends it through.


November 3, 2006

Funny Pie Chart Joke

Filed under: Uncategorized — nicksmyname @ 11:10 am

I love it:

PieChart PacMan Joke

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.

September 30, 2006

today is due day

Filed under: Luke — nicksmyname @ 7:49 pm

Well according to the doctors,it was due day but the baby obviously has other ideas. So despite a hot thai curry last night and plenty of walking about today, other than a few drop kicks to the bladder there hasn’t been any action so far, but there’s a few hours left to prove the doctors right. We have had quite a few “enquiry” phone calls and Dirk is on standby for Rorysitting duties.
Watch this space for news as it happens!

September 27, 2006

Our Tasmania Trip

Filed under: BushWalking, Friends and Family — nicksmyname @ 12:37 am

It’s a bit overdue, but since I’m up late I thought I might as well stay up a little later and get the photos from this Winter’s trip to Tasmania online.

The first half of the trip we stayed in Stanley in the far NorthWest of Tasmania (here’s a Google Map of the location). It’s a very cute old Whaling town which is overshadowed by “The Nut” an imposing bit of rock peninsula that is a fun challenge to walk up when the Chair Lift is out of order. We were celebrating Carolyn’s Birthday and Bernadette and Family came up from Launceston to join us and Andrew, Louise and Pauline B flew down too. It was one big group of people!

We visited a Tourist Attraction called “Dismal Swamp” which was sort of fun. It’s a large Sink Hole that they have almost managed to make interesting. There was a huge slide you could do down to the bottom of the Sink Hole. It was actually a lot faster and rougher than we expected. It was fun, but I had back pain for days after all the jolts I got going down and Andrew was in pain too. I think they need to iron out a few kinks in the slide.

The second half Jannene, Rory and I spent in Cradle Mountain National Park. An absolutely stunning place. Here’s a Google Aerial Map to give you a picture of the isolation. We stayed in the Waldheim Huts within the Park and had cheeky Possums, Pademelons, Wallabies and Wombats walking all over the place (Check out the Video of the Wombats if you haven’t already).

Check out the full Photo Album by clicking on the image below:


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