Friday, April 25, 2008

So far

The weather has been shocking.
After the first day of my arrival, it has been wet and gloomy. Typical really. Yesterday we had sunshine in the morning, then heavy rain that turned to hail and then came the thunder and lightning. Then it was sunny again. But cold.
Our apartment is quite cute: a one bed loft flat. We have had some teething problems with the agent. Short term leases leave something to be desired here in London. Not sure how they expect you too wash your clothes with a washer that isn't plumbed, or watch tv with no aerial. Or cook with no pots and pans. Unbelievable. No cutlery, no glasses, no kettle.
Last night we went to a function at the New Zealand High Commission to welcome the Black Caps to London for a test match series against England.
The venue was 17 floors up in New Zealand House and had the most amazing views of London. There was a balcony that you could walk three quarters way around, so nearly a 360 view of the London skyline. Spectacular to watch the sun set.

So the NZ squad is probably what they admit would be their B team, as most of the high profile players are in India for IPL. They will come to the UK to join up with their team mates.
The only recognisable player (that I knew anyway) was one of the Marshall borthers. So we had a chat with him and a few of the other players and entourage. All very nice guys.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Away with the fairies

I'm off to London tonight for a few weeks in the English spring, ie. cold.
Hopefully Craig and I will get a chance to go away somewhere for the weekend, we're hoping Scotland or the like. Or at least day trips into the country side.
More later...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!

Andrei Xavier Teo
was born tonight at 9:07pmĀ 
weighing 7lbs 12 ounces or 3.7 kgs
Alls well with Mum and Bub (and Dad too - it was a loooong day!)

Captain of industry off and away

Up the pointy end, then the back end!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy 40th Birthday Gav!

Life begins at 4(0)...

12th April 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Continuing with the 80's theme, I went and saw Duran Duran at the Palais Theatre. What a fantastic show. No support act, over 2 hours of Duran Duran. And what a set they played. Covering all their albums in the past 30 years! Can you believe they're all nearly 50!! It was fantastic, and I'm glad I went. John Taylor is sill hot, and Simon still has it on stage. Nick is still very pretty.