August 5th, 2008 by zorfling

I’ve just noticed (thanks Luke) that Google Street View is now available in Australia, and in fact in my home town, Caloundra!

For those that don’t know, Google Street View is the Big Brother type service where Google have taken photos throughout the streets, so you can basically see a photo of almost any road (that they’ve finished).

Easiest way to show it is some examples!

Our old house in Canberra!

Our old house in Beerburrum Street:

Bulcock Beach where I used to have lunch.. unfortunately not a nice day.

My subway in Caloundra

Alexandra Headland

Get on it! It’s awesome!

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August 1st, 2008 by zorfling

For the final Friday photo for July (or first for August) I’ll show Richmond Park.

We live 10 minutes walk from Richmond Park, and it’s like entering another world. Richmond Park is the largest open space in London covering almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres). So it’s like a little trip to the country almost in the centre of London (well not QUITE, but still pretty close)

Without further ado, Richmond Park!





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July 25th, 2008 by zorfling

So I didn’t post about my birthday, so I thought I’d use the Friday photo to show my work party.

My workmates really got into the Aussie theme and all donned homemade koala masks as well as had a couple of Aussie cork hats. Then we headed out to the Walkabout Aussie pub!




And on the weekend, we had our annual Fiesta Havana Fulham Salsa picnic in the park! We headed to Hyde Park and braved the weather (which held out as overcast but dry) for a go on the pedal boats in the Serpentine (never again, my legs are too long!) and then some soccer in the park.


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July 21st, 2008 by zorfling

Oooops, missed it again. Sigh!

Well here it is, some crazy looking weather in this, Summer… *shakes head*


And a cool church just near our place.


July 11th, 2008 by zorfling

Wow! I actually remembered to do the Friday Photo on a friday!

Interesting aside: Today, July 11 is the day before my birthday, however I was actually born on July 11th in the UK because I was born at 8:32am on July 12th in Australia (which is 11:32pm July 11th in the UK!)

Anyway, enough of that, we’re here for pics!

Sunset over the Thames at Putney Bridge


Open air office in St James’s Park. It was only for 2 days unfortunately.


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July 3rd, 2008 by zorfling

So Saturday saw the return of a favourite on the Summer Salsa calendar, the Carnival de Cuba.

Summer in London means festival time with a number of festivals ranging from music, to dance, to theatre. And for salsa it means the Carnival de Cuba and in August, the Colombian Fesitval (Carnival del Pueblo).Bibi, Erik and Sean at the Carnival

So a group of us from Havana headed down again for this year’s carnival and had a great time. They’d moved to the southern end of Southwark park, so this year had a lot more space for the stage and the cuban/carribean stalls with everything from food, to crafts, to a drum workshop and an area for hula hoops!

So we had a great time in the London sunshine (thankfully no rain this year) sitting listening to the music, dancing and watching the shows. As well as sampling the cuban food (hot hot hot!)

Ewa, Matthias and Judy at the after partyAfter heading home to recoup, a few of us headed back out to the official carnival after party at Club Colosseum in Vauxhall for a 5 room, 6 hour salsa spectacular.

I stayed til 3am when I ran out of steam and headed home to bed, but had a great night and a great day overall!

For more pictures, click one of these or here…

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June 29th, 2008 by zorfling

Ok… so it’s a little late again! Never mind…

MI6 (left), home of British Secret Service (and Bond… James Bond) and St George Wharf apartments (right)
I walk across this bridge and past these every day, and only just realised that building is MI6! Explains the overbearing look and police that are always outside it.

MI6 and St George Wharf in Vauxhall

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June 23rd, 2008 by zorfling

I’m VERY bad at this I can see…

Excuse is conjunctivitis keeping me down, but enough of that, here are some belated Friday photos!

Dave (my boss) in the pub


Mother Bar on Friday night with the lads

Saidul with a random at Mother Bar

Roehampton Lane near our place

Vauxhall Station – my work train station

Bibi at Canary Wharf

The conjunctivitis monster… complete with yellow eye dye (from the hospital to make sure I hadn’t scratched it)

Barnes Station – our local train station

Bibi in a top hat (at Dave’s birthday celebrations at Detroit bar in Covent Garden)

The statue/sign thing in the middle of a roundabout in Wandsworth

Well there you have it, a week in pictures 😀

Til next time…

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June 16th, 2008 by zorfling

Soooo.. after 4 posts I got lazy and forgot to post for a week..

And what a week it was.

Tuesday saw me down with conjunctivitis (which I might add, is still around and getting worse).

Wednesday I dragged myself out of bed and down to work, only to find our building on fire. It seems the big diesel generator that runs our air conditioning caught alight (not surprising after the number of overheats we’ve had of late) Seems it caught alight at about 8:50am, just in time for most of us to arrive to a smoking building. After a quick meeting in the nearby cafe, headed home to do what we could. Luckily, nothing was burnt (apart from the generator obviously) so back to work Thursday without delay.

Friday, I got my new phone! It’s a Nokia N82 and it’s fantastic! It’s got a 5mega pixel camera with real xenon flash and GPS!! So I’ve been playing with that quite a lot. Friday night we went out on the town and ended up in Shoreditch, and at 3am my trusty new phone cum GPS lead me home (via a kebab shop).

Excellent work!

Pictures to come…

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June 10th, 2008 by zorfling

Hmmmm, yes well today I’m home sick because this morning I woke up with conjunctivitis and couldn’t open my eyes.

So that, combined with my cold and my hayfever makes me a dull boy 🙁

On an interesting note, I wasn’t aware that you could buy antibiotics over the counter from a pharmacy… well for conjunctivitis you can. Nothing else.. just this. So Optrex for Infected Eyes, hoorah!

Back to bed I guess…