Thursday, 13 December 2007
I received word that I've been elected back into the AUGI BoD for my second term. It'll be great to keep working with the old team and especially the two new BoD members, John Morgan and Larry Swinea.
Friday, 23 November 2007
Looking forward to catching up with friends once again with an exciting week at Autodesk University, the AUGI AGM and beer bash...
These last two years serving on the AUGI board of Directors has been a truly amazing experience and hoping I'll be once again priviledge to serve on the BoD again...
Oh well better get these jobs finished so I can start packing!
See you in Vegas
Sunday, 7 October 2007
After leaving Ireland, we were all bound for London town, well the countryside of Kent actually was where we stayed but we did manage to visit London for a day, where there city was abuzz with construction work and tower-cranes dotted the skyline. The visit started off with a trip on the London Eye – complete with perfect viewing weather, which gave rise to perfect scenic shots of the Thames, “Big Ben”, the houses of parliament, Buckingham Palace and even the amazing “gerkin” building.
A couple of other castles were on the must-see visiting list, these being Leeds Castle and Hever Castles – whilst they were great in their own right, they pailed into insignificance after seeing the magestic Canterbury Cathedral. On our last night together, before we each headed off to different parts of the globe to get home, we went to this great Indian restaurant, where M & S schemed to see “how hot I could eat Indian food”. Thankfully their plan backfied and I managed to eat all that was put in front of me unscathed. Man, that food was hot and great!!!
Mind you were thought we were going to be stranded in the UK after getting caught on /in the world’s largest carperk, “the M25”. Allowing 90mins to complete a 60 drive to Heathrow seemed a perfect ending UK portion of the trip, that was until we got caught up in a 3.5hour traffic snarl but we managed to escape the M25 and thanks again to bitchin’ Betty managed to return the rental car and get to the airport with less than 60mins to spare… all that was left of our glorious holiday was 3 more wonderful days in Singapore with nothing to do but relax at the pool, eat and shop… ah what a life and what a great trip! :-)
Friday, 7 September 2007
Friday, 17 August 2007
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
One Year Later
We don't think of dearest friends as gone.
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Sunday, 8 July 2007
After a very brief sojourn in Vermont, I'm now back in Boston with friends Jen & Roy and our first port of call after checking into our lodgings was taking a tour of the famous Samuel Adams brewery - truly a must see if ever in Boston.
Other highlights include the Boston Aquarium and the fabulous penguins, Quincy market, Boston Common and prior to heading back to Albany, NY and brief visit to historic Salem, MA and later North Adams, MA
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
more later to be continued...
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
The meeting were held at the "hallowed grounds" of the "Revit Factory" in the Autodesk offices @ Waltham and was truly an uplifting experience.
After the board meeting was over, a few of us ventured into Boston, to find the fabled "Cheers" watering hole and stock up on some tourist souvenirs...
Sunday most were headed back home, whilst I ventured over to the Amtrak South Terminal bound for Albany, NY to spend time with friends Jen & Roy for the remaining time of my US trip
...to be continued
Sunday, 17 June 2007
I've been starting to review what is required to get accredited as an ABSA assessor - something to look forward to after returning back from the US in July.
I'm looking forward with catching up with the AUGI BoD again when I travel to the US next week for 2 glorious weeks - hopefully the weather will be warmer than the chilly weather Adelaide has been experiencing this past week, where tempuatures plunged to 1.6C here in the city. It was the coldest morning since the same day last year, when it was 0.2C.
brrrrr.... its cold
Monday, 4 June 2007
Doesn't time fly when you're having fun... this first week has gone quickly and I'm half way through the "Building Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential)" training course conducted by ABSA. I've started software training in both AccuRate and Bers PRO and whilst they both have their quirks, I can see the need for both applications in my practice...
Today saw me in the
Oh well... better get back to the books I've got another two tests to pass yet, let alone some more practice on the rating tools.
Monday, 30 April 2007
To all the wonderful AUGI Volunteers!
The gift you give is beyond all measure;
Worth too much to count or weigh.
To us it is a priceless treasure,
That grows in value day by day.
Your service, compassion, commitment and care
Inspire us all and set you apart.
You give of yourself with the time you share.
AUGI Volunteers…. Accept our thanks from the heart.
Saturday, 21 April 2007
We arrive @ Kooralbyn to be greeted by a signs all over the place "No BYO Alcohol" What are they joking!?!?!
The 20+ year old Rammed Earth building was exceptionally nice although showing its age and wear n' tear in a few spots but it was nice to have a couple days rest and not have to pack up & go in the morning...
So what to do in a place with little or no shops, hardly any phone reception let alone net reception... there was at least a 8-ball table, lots of reptilian friends and birdlife, a black bottomed swimming pool and a golf course with electric buggies - time to go terrorising with fellow SA comrade, Mark P.
When we did finally leave on Wednesday morning, its was off to a very enjoyable rubbarb pie morning tea, followed by Cedar Creek Winery for lunch complete with glow-worm cave tour and finally arriving at the Royal Pines Resort Hotel in readiness for the Golf Day & Conference to be held over the next three days...
Friday, 13 April 2007
...continuing on from where I left off
after a sumptuous meal we were entertained by lawyer, Paul Brennan. Evening drinks & frivolities once again ended up in my apartment with some great photos taken...
An early start, saw us packed n' ready to go heading our way pack into Brissy for a Port of Brisbane Tour, Austral Bricks tour and later Coke Cola tour...
Look out Kooralbyn, you don't know what's about to hit ya