Friday, June 23, 2006

poohing for England :-(

What are my next plans? I'm off to Australia at the end of the month for 2 weeks to support a new project. Australia is an easy destination to go to, it's just the 23 hour flight that can be a little hard to cope with. I love landing at Kingsford-Smith airport, heading outside and ordering a flat white (steaming coffee with hot milk! - like you oldies might enjoy before bedtime!) while I try and unwind before the taxi to town. Each time we've been there the weather has been great, so lets hope it's the same now, but it'll be equivalent to our early spring, so I can still short days and long nights. However, I'm sure there'll be clear blue skies and cool winds. Perfect. I'll be staying at the same place, Star City Apartments, which is in the casino located at Darling Harbour. Right in the middle of the city. From my balcony I'll be able to see the Harbour Bridge and watch the sun go down each evening.

In August I'm traveling to Kolkata to help outsource our hardworking UK/US and Australian based IT teams. What a wonderful job I have... not! As the Americans like to say 'it's all about the Benjamins!!' I've never been to India before and to be honest I'm not looking forward to the trip.
Dad keeps winding me up and has told me not to f**t for atleast a week after I get back, but Abi has saved a champagne cork, incase I can't help it. I'll have to be careful though, if I happen to shoot Shanti, she'll never forgive me! It's going to be hot (40 degrees+), humid and I know I'm going to catch something nasty (being the eternal optimist that I am). Abi has bought me some toilet paper (the medicated variety which we all used to love from school - to do tracings with) and diarrhoea tablets (bless). I'm going to need lots of it :-). To keep yourselves amused you can check out the weather here.

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