Bordeaux Meet Up

We are all now here in Bordeaux. Everyone got in ok, well mostly, expect for some luggage that was a bit slow getting to the airport. So it was pre dinner drinks on the rooftop bar at “Mama Shelter”. Then on to a dinner at “Le Grill Au Thym”. It seems like everything just starts at 7pm, the streets got busier as the night went on. Then another visit to the mirror palace which is just such an amazing design using water.

I’m going to miss Bordeau as we all leave tomorrow, but at least the holiday is just starting.


Just settling in, adapting to the new time zone. Had a walk around the city today – its a lot bigger than I thought it would be.

I like this town. It’s very people centric, with strong limits on cars in the city center. Pedestrians, trams and lots of bicycles and scooters.

Just a nice place to be.

A long flight

Perth to Heathrow is a long flight – 17 hours. I was glad to see them deviating to avoid Crimea.

After that it was a rushed connection to Gatwick but we made it with 10 minutes to spare

So now we are in Bordeaux and starting to relax

NSANZ 2023

Just at the ASM for NSANZ – a really excellent scientific conference. Its being held this year in Brisbane, at the Sofitel. Not a bad venue.

So far, its been pretty good – and I’m looking forward to the meeting

Sydney Trip

It’s been a long awaited trip. Delayed by COVID for years, and a few other complications.

Catching up with our friends from Sydney, and planning a holiday for Europe in just a few months.

Its a nice timeout for a long weekend.

Darren Hayes

It’s been a while since I’ve gone out to any sort of musical gig. But I couldn’t resist this one.

I’m sure I’ll stick a couple of pictures up as the night progresses

This is a good start

New year’s eve 2022

Had a great new year’s eve. Probably the geeky highlight was having the ISS pass overhead and wish us a good new year. Its actually a night shot but with a long enough exposure that it kind of looks like daylight. You can see the constellation Orion, and in the middle of it is a streak of light, travelling at 8 Km per second at 400 hundred kilometres away.

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