Sunday, September 30, 2007

Back home

We arrived home last night from seven weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

As if to welcome us home and turn our focus to the fast approaching ski season we awoke to a lovely dusting of snow on the mountain.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Kids rockclimbing

It's school holidays in Brisbane this week and a climbing wall has been set up in the park behind my friend Raj's house. The kids loved it, especially our nephew Ramzi (seven) here on one of his multiple ascents.

My wife's godson Rohan (ten) made it to the top as well.

But the girls weren't intimidated. Here's my goddaughter Priyanka (eight).

And finally our friend Luisa's daughter Jai (nine).

Apologies to our newphew Alex (eleven) who was too quick on his way to the top for my wife to get his photo!

Friday, September 14, 2007

A niece at last

Until now, my wife and I have only had nephews (three on her side, two on mine). So we were really pleased when my brother and his wife recently delivered a girl called Luca. We had the chance this past weekend to visit them in Tasmania and see her.

She looks a lot like my brother did when he was born (I was ten at the time, so old enough to remember it).