Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blogging from the train

Woohoo using the wordpress iPhone app on the train

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trip to the city

Today is my last day of holidays before I have to head back to work next week, so I took the boys on an outing to the city. We normally head to Darling Harbour, but for something different today we headed to The Rocks.


We found the Discovery Museum, which has lots of interactive displays and artifacts dug up from the site. We then headed to the Harbour Bridge. You can actually climb up the pylons (all 200 steps) You get a pretty good view from the top.


After all of this the hunger pains started to kick in. Once we finished at Maccas, we stopped off at the Apple Store. The kids had a blast playing with the iphones. I took a video and uploaded it to youtube from the store

All in all a great (and tiring) day. All the photos are here.

Friday, July 10, 2009



The little yellow sticker brings maximum joy!

Monday, June 29, 2009


So today I took the kids to their first Comic Book convention today. We all headed out to SupaNova at Olympic Park this morning. Trudy decided to skip it, but gave the kids strict instructions, if dad starts to nerd out too much to get him to calm down.


We saw heaps of Star Wars stuff, some Sega stuff (the kids met Sonic) and of course lots and lots of Comic.

We also saw plenty of "people" dressing up as their favorite comic/cartoon characters. See the rest of the pictures here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

MS Fun Run/Walk

Wow what a massive day we have had today. We all got up early and headed to the city for the MS Fun Run.

We would have had heaps of time to warm up, but Dad got lost on his way to Hyde Park. I mean its not like I work there everyday and know where I am going! :)

Anyway we got there will about 2 minutes to spare. We crossed the start line about 10.10am and finished about 11.40am


It was a great walk around the botanical gardens and past the Opera House.


The rest of the photos are here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Time to move on...

Well the time has come for the Ronnies to move to a bigger house. Our current place has served us well, but with a growing family more space is needed.


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Monday, May 18, 2009

What a weekend!

Wow, what a massive weekend we all had. I spend all day Saturday moving my little Bro into his new house. Then on Sunday we had a equally massive day.

We headed into the City early to see Auntie Ang cross the line for the Sydney Half Marathon.


We then spend the afternoon in Hyde Park having a nice picnic.


After heading home we had about 45 minutes to relax and then headed out to the Little Athletics presentation night. Both the boys got trophies which was great. Mum and Dad are very proud.


Even dad got a certificate for being a parent helper :)


All in all a great day/night.

All the lunch in the city photos are here and the Little Athletics ones are here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Elijah!

Today we headed over to Gladesville for a Birthday Party. My godson Elijah turned one. It doesnt seem that long since I had seen him last, but he has grown up heaps!


The kids had a blast running all over the place. The highlight for me was the amazing Disney inspired cake.


By the end of the party the poor little guy had just had so much fun that he needed a nap. He slept through all the Happy Birthday singing :(


Happy Birthday Little Dude!

See the rest of the pictures here.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gonna be on Telly tonight

Funny VideosGuys! 6.30pm Sydney time we will be hopefully on Australias Funniest Home Video show. Make sure you watch. I am hoping to capture it to DVD and put our bits up on Youtube.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Trailer Mashups

I love a good mashup. Some of my favorites are when someone takes a movie trailer and changes the genre to something else.

A few that I really like

1. Scary Mary (Mary Poppins as a horror flick)

2. The Shining (but as a romantic comedy)

3. Titanic (as one of those Japanese Horror Flicks, might of made the movie a bit more watchable!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kitchen floors done... kinda

Over a year and a half ago, we "finished" doing up our Kitchen. (home owners out there know that a house is never really finished, there is always something to do) Well we left the floor, we would do that later.

This weekend was that later.

I sanded and Trudy vacuumed and mopped. Once it was ready to go, she did the edges and I mopped on the main bit. Here are the 2 before shots.


And here are the 2 after shots


Looks good hey! We stayed off it for about 20 hours. We decided that one coat would be OK, so we started moving everything back in. While moving in the fridge we scratched a big line in the new stain!!! ARRRRRG

Good thing I planned to have a few days off in the next two weeks, guess I will be putting on that second coat after all. :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cultural Trip To The City

Today we headed into the City for a morning of Art and Culture.

We headed to the Art Gallery Of NSW.


After the gallery we headed to Wagamama for lunch and then headed home (via the botanical gardens)


I really thought the kids would have found it really boring, but they loved it :)

See all the photos here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Guitar Hero Cymbal Jack Fix

My second born child, bless him, was a bit bored the other day and spun the cymbal on our Guitar Hero drums until the audio jack was separated from the cable in the drum pads. I was greeted with some bare cables. ARG!!

So off the the internet for a fix I go. I couldn't find any good guides on how to fix it. So I got a new 3.5 mm mono audio jack from Tandy. (see these ones at JayCar. Same thing I got from Tandy)

The next issue was where to solder the wires. With a bit of help from my mate Spud, I worked it out. There are 2 connections on the jack. A shorter lug and a longer one. The internal wire (it will be covered in red plastic probably) needs to be soldered to the shorter lug and the braiding around the outside needs to be soldered to the longer lug.

Do it like that and you will be rocking out in no time :)

Welcome to the World... Alec

I am an Uncle again! Welcome to the world Alec Flower.


All the photos are here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Australia Day

Had the Greches over yesterday for BBQ, Beer (the adults!), swimming and Guitar Hero

When the weather got too hot we hit the spa.


What a tops day to be an Aussie!

The rest of the pics are here

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well 2008 is behind us all now!

Yesterday we decided to head into the city and check out the fireworks. We headed to the Powerhouse Museum first to check out the new Star Wars Exhibit (more for Dad then the kids!)

Then we all headed down to Circular Quay to try and get a spot. We got there about 4.30pm/5pm. We managed to score a pretty good spot. We had a good view of the Opera House, the bridge and the Harbour.


So with about 4 hours of waiting to go, we set about having dinner, playing DS and just chatting. (Mum and dad snoozed)


At 9pm the fireworks started. Most of the view was being blocked by a tree and nothing was happening on the bridge! At about 9.10pm it was all over. Over 4 hours of waiting for a 10 minute show! I think we might skip it next year.


The rest of the pictures are here.