Monday, December 31, 2007
2007 has been a fantastic year for our family.
As I sat up on the deck this afternoon, drinking some whisky and watching the last afternoon of the year, I thought about how lucky we are.
I'm married to the most amazing woman in the world, and between us, we have 10 wonderful kids who we like being around.
I work with some brilliant people. I work with some fantastic guys, and we all enjoy what we do.
It's great to be alive.
To everyone who takes the time to read this - family, friends, partners, clients... thanks so much for helping to make this year a memorable one.
I hope you and your family have a safe, enjoyable, and prosperous 2008!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I was waiting for a flight at Sydney Airport this morning when a spotted a Turkey and a Christmas pudding playing Christmas Carols.
Well, to be more accurate, a couple of musicians dressed up as Christmas Dinner.
They were fantastic, and I managed to capture them quickly on my mobile phone so you could enjoy them too.
Sorry about all my laughing in the background. These guys had me in stitches and it took all my effort to hold the camera relatively still. The Turkey has excellent sax style, and that Pud makes a great clown.
If anyone knows who they really are, please let me know and I'll give them the credit they deserve.
Update 26 December 2007. These guys are from Wacky Entertainment (http://www.wacky.com.au/). The Turkey's name is Tom Bastian, and the Pudding's name is Adam Arnold. They've got some great footage on their website if you want to see more. How good would it be to get these guys at your office Xmas party?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
My Dad, Bruce, was a crew member on the maiden voyage of the original SS Oriana in December 1960.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Here's a copy of a video that my mate, Simon, took of me singing at the "Pop Stars" Karaoke competion aboard Pacific Star last October.
Simon moves the camera around alot, and even turns it on its side, so the editing was a bit of an ordeal, and I made a massive blooper in the first line of the song. But apart from that it was a hoot.
Thanks, Simon, for doing the recording for me.
Would I do it again? Maybe!