Friday, September 29, 2006


Every now and again a paper appears that really grabs my attention, this was one of them. A new review article about Nanovehicles in Chem. Soc. Rev., it is good to see that scientists are researching areas that can really benefit humanity.


Sunday, September 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Aleisha

To celebrate Aleisha's birthday we had the traditional Mutton roast (I would have prefered Lamb but its not my birthday). I think we will be eating mutton sandwiches for the next month!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Africa photos are finally up!

Well I know you have all been waiting so I will put you out of your misery, the photos are finally up. Due to the huge number of photos I have had to host them on a new site. I should also point out that your browser will need to have a flash plug-in for the photos to work, you can download it for free here.

Sorry for those people who still use dial-up, it may be a little slow. So I have made a low resolution version which wont look great but it will have to do. The link for that one is.

You can see any comments that Aleisha and I have written by simply moving the mouse over the photos.


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Photos on their way

I am about 80% through sorting out all the photos and rebuilding my old website, hopefully it should be up by early next week.

An article on street photography from the SMH

Every now and again the SMH actually prints an article this isnt a complete load of dingo crap. This is one of them and I found it rather interesting as I was in the same situation in Africa.
The article can be seen here.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

On the hunt for the illusive Platypus

Today with the help of Iain and the Bush Mobile, Aleisha and I went out to try and spot the illusive Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). We had been tipped off just before we left for Africa that they hang out in the secret spot so on our first weekend back we decided to check it out. After seeing the "Big 5" in Africa we figured we should really try and spot the big 5 of Australia. We came to the agreement that they were the Wombat, Kangaroo, Platypus, Koala and Echidna.
While the weather looked bad and the locals were less than optimistic of our chances we still set out to tick off our 3rd of the big 5. Our secret source did not let us down and within 30 minutes we had spotted one.

The famous arched back of a diving Platypus

We also managed to spot a couple of nice birds as well.