Our moonlighting cat

December 31, 2007

We saw the following ad in Helsinki – we didn’t know our cat had been moonlighting! Read the rest of this entry »


On the day before New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2007

I realised today that I had my days all skewiff when writing my last blog entry. I blame that damn virus!

Some fabulous things: the Christmas lights on the department stores on Oxford St, London, and the Grand Magasins, Paris. Some non-fabulous things: the crowds around the afore-mentioned department stores and on the Champs Elysee. They’re crazy!

Champagne for dinner. Yum.


On New Year’s eve

December 30, 2007

It’s nearly new year’s eve here in Paris, and I’m finally start to feel better after a few days’ sickness. What a place to be sick, too! Love Paris on my fourth trip here – it feels so familiar and easy. This trip we’re not attempting to have every experience and see every sight – we are seeing a number of previously unseen sights including Fountainebleau (possibly tomorrow). 

I havn’t written any blog entries during the holiday – havn’t had the time, and thousands of people are doing that anyway – what would another blog entry add? But I thought I’d post a few thoughts.

One of the best metro experiences was in Berlin when three people got on the car, one with guitar, and they soon performed a song and dance number for about 3 minutes – it was the best metro music do I’ve seen and they must have raked in donations. The guy with the guitar had a moose sewn onto his jacket. Maybe I can give up policy work, sew furry toys on my clothes and perform on trains/metros. Read the rest of this entry »


Australia ratifying Kyoto: that wasn’t so difficult, was it?

December 5, 2007

It’s been a while since I wrote a post. I’ve been so busy recently I’ve hardly had a spare moment (which is something I couldn’t have imagined six months ago!).

While it’s two days late now, I have to say about Australia ratifying the Kyoto protocol: there, that wasn’t so difficult, was it?