Miniature Garden

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

minature garden Originally uploaded by yewenyi. While geocaching on Sunday, in Berowra, c.j.b. noticed a tiny garden growing in a tree stump. I've never seen such minute flowering plants. They were only 1cm tall. Edit: They may not be flowering plants but lichens. ...

Kew Gardens

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Apologies about the delay in getting this up. There are more photos in this post than any other post I've made and they took some time to upload and organize. A whole week, in fact. I went to Kew Gardens last Sunday. *** In hindsight it wasn't a good idea to go ...

Regents Park

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Can you spot the Dickens novels in this memorial? It's near Baker Street Station. Had lunch at Eat and Two Veg again. Schnitzel with a cream sauce, spinach and chips. Delicious and completely vegetarian. Had Pinkus vegan lager, and that was delicious as well. I'd never thought of lager containing animal ...

Launch party

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Celebrated the launch of, Haymarket's new directory website, at a fabulous party at Debenham House, 8 Addison Road, London W14 8DJ. What a mansion! It was covered, inside and out, in opalescent blue-green tiles and it was utterly beautiful. The entrance hall was domed and had a ceiling covered ...

Fox in the garden

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

You don't expect a fox in the garden at 9am on a Sunday morning, particularly if your garden is a postage stamp sized thing full of weeds in the middle of East Ham. I happened to be looking out my window, at the sunny day outside (why couldn't it have ...

Queen’s Head

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Damn, the British drink a lot. But they're generous drinkers, I'll give them that. I haven't paid for a drink since I started work at Haymarket. Whenever the sales team go out, the managers buy me gin and lemonades. It's rather a good thing when you're a skint Australian trying ...

Rainy drought

Monday, May 15th, 2006

London is in the middle of the most serious drought in over a decade, maybe one hundred years, and today tough water restrictions were announced. You can no longer wash your car, water your garden, or fill your fountain or swimming pool. I'm finding the whole thing fairly laughable. Heavy dark ...

East Ham Nature Reserve

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Just came back from a walk through the local area. I found 2 geocaches, one at the top of a hill, that looked like it might be an ancient burial mound of some sort, though now heavily developed. East Ham isn't a pretty place, it's residential and industrial, but it ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Photos from Japan #2 – Mt Fuji

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Early the next day after I arrived, the wedding party, comprising Martin, Mieko, Ann (Martin's Mum), Kevin (Martin's Dad), Eileen (Martin's Dad's partner,) Louise (Martin's sister) and her boyfriend Stewart, Martin's aunts Sue, Catherine and Jenny and I all went to Mt Fuji in a hire car and van driven ...

Photos from Japan #1 – Narita TB Station #3

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

I've updated my log of Narita TB Station #3 geocache with photos I took on the day. Here's me at the shrine, next to the cache. More photos under the more link below.

Hampstead Heath

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Just had the most fabulous day. Went to Hampstead Heath by tube, as it was recommended in Lonely Planet London, and all the museums are closed because it's Good Friday and had the most sensational chocolate shop / geocaching / historical house hike of all time. I wish you guys ...

Waterfall Cottage

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Open day at Waterfall Cottage near Bayview today. I try to go every year because it's the most beautiful house and garden I've seen. A pale gold sandstone fairytale house set in a rainforest. Apologies for the poor quality of my photos. This is what you see as you walk through the ...

A Hot Day For Geocaching

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Paddocks End by The Reigate Squires S 33° 48.395 E 151° 12.368 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Terrain: 2 out of 5 The march of progress. This area has been known for years as the Willoughby Paddocks and was the subject of an ...


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

I'm in the garden, using my laptop with wireless internet connection, as a warm red sun sinks below the horizon. Ahhh, this is the life! :-)