I'm not the author Alan Glynn (click here for him) but fully recommend his novels Winterland & Darkfields

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Ho, Ho, Hot

Its just doesn't feel like Christmas down here. We went shopping recently and the shops are full of fabulous Christmas decorations, amazing animated window displays, carols playing in the background but it's just to wierd because it's in the 30's and we were walking around in shorts and flip flops. The Christmas cards have snow scenes on them too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Gainfully employed at last

Well after about four weeks and five interviews later I've finally got the start!

I'm starting with Ericsson Australia tomorrow working on Hutchinson 3's 3G services. So I'm a happy bunny at the moment, well at least until I start. I don't think its going to be one of those job's that you sit around for the first month waiting to get you user name and password to login. Basically the project deadline is Christmas, six weeks away, which doesn't leave a lot of time to get my head around all I need to know. But hey, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in besides day time television is worse here than back home. I can now go to the pub at the weekend in the full knowledge I truly deserve being there. Plus it'll be good to be back on the correct side of it too.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


We eventually got off our asses and went to the beach on Sunday (we got there about lunch time, everyone else was there from about 8am we reckon, there is no lying in on the weekend here).

Birthday Girl

Out to Coogee beach we went which is a fabulous beach complete with Aussie life guards with ridiculous hats on. It was pretty cloudy when we first arrived but then the sun came out and its safe to say Sal now knows how strong the sun is in the southern hemisphere. On the beach we got a nice call from a very drunken, but still coherent John and Trish (back in Ireland) who where just home from Nicoles 30th b'day party which we sorely missed.

I'm starting in P.J. O'Brien's our local Oirish pub tomorrow just to keep the money ticking over until I get sorted with a proper job which is taking a bit longer than I had anticipated. So "torty tree of the buggers" to you too mate!