Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Wedding, Part 2


This photo was taken out on an open platform near the top of the KL Tower.

Steady hands.

The lovely Roni.

The view from the reception area.

The KL tower, from the base, while waiting for a taxi.


Sorry for the quiet of late - got back from five days in Malaysia yesterday, straight back to work.

Will post more over the weekend.


Saturday, 18 April 2009

Two days in the job.


I'm still here. Just a little dizzy and bewildered.

I am now "Laboratory Director" of a reasonably large laboratory in Melbourne; part of a worldwide chain of American laboratories; so, who knows, I may get to the US yet.

I have tried to sever the links between the 'work me' and the 'blogging me' - my picture's changed, all links to my website gone. Just in case my various forays into sex, religion or politics touch any unnecessary nerves. Likewise I need to be a little careful with the Chemist's Kitchen blog, dealing only with generic issues, not specific products. Nor will I write about the company or the staff here.

But it has been an interesting two days; lost and floundering as one always is when new at a job. But the people are nice and it is a pleasant work place so it bodes well for the future.

And the coffee is excellent.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Good news and bad news.


Good news: as of tomorrow I will be working full time in a laboratory in Melbourne.

Bad news: the learning curve(s) will be steep and I will have my mind elsewhere; blogging will suffer.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Work in Progress


Still a way to go but it has been nice to return to painting again.

Have really just blocked out shapes and colours so far but can see where it's heading.

It is on three separate canvasses, fixed to two battens. Destined to be hung slightly separated.


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Next step...


The next step is a reception for Martin and Roni in Malaysia, up the KL Tower, on April 25th.

In the meantime, Martin and Roni are in NW India for their honeymoon.

Monday, 6 April 2009

The Wedding


Richard, Dave Lane, Martin, Simon.

She's late. Where is she?

The bride and her rightfully proud mother.

Doing the ring thing.

Roni & Martin

The view from Mt Rael, the backdrop to the wedding, the following morning.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

A short break...


The Irish contingent have arrived to stay with us for Martin's wedding on Saturday.

Blogging is a solitary and rather antisocial past time so I will adjourn for a few days. (I can blog tonight, they have all collapsed after staying up all day.).

I shall return with pics of the wedding.

Confession time


Yes, all my posts yesterday were inspired by April Fools day.

A Curate's Egg - Eel skin wallets and their effect on credit cards.

The Curate After Dark - Clomipramine, the drug that makes you have an orgasm when you yawn.

Hen Buddhism - The Second Coming Project, aiming to clone Jesus from DNA in old Holy Relics.

The Odd Angry Squawk - The call sign, N166ER, on Air Force One.

The Chemist's Kitchen - Tha Celery has negative calories.

As it happens, all sounded suitably April Foolery, but two are true and three are false.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

On eels and wallets.


And now for something different.

Reports that residual electric charge in the eel skin used to make eel skin wallets is demagnetising credit cards.

There it is men, the way to stop your wife spending - buy her a nice eel skin wallet or purse!

Do they read what they write?

So this a "one-in-100-year" flood that rivals a flood 13 years ago. Is that correct?