ola! what a week - barack obama voted president-elect of the united states of whatever george bush left behind, and i managed four lunchtime gym visits (i skipped the day of the us elections - i might have been watching coverage at my desk). we are cruising along in the runup to xmas. xmas day we have the challis clan here for dinner - and that means ALL of them: robin, kirstie, paddy, arabella, kate and aurora. it'll be a busy day, but it will be fantastic - funnily enough the challis clan came for xmas lunch in 2005, and at that time it was just robin, kirstie and 'bump'!
today we've got cam, carolin and little sam coming down for some coffee and pastries - we haven't seen them for ages, and then we're heading out to discovery bay to sort out some employment papers for charise. a quiet night tonight - sweet.
tomorrow john s and i are heading out early morning to nine eagles golf course by the airport for a cheeky 9 holes. after that, not sure what the day holds. i have my eye on a new camera lens... of course it's absolutely necessary to buy this lens in order to photograph brand new baby. not buying it effectively means that i don't love the child. so i have to buy it, see?
next week is rachel's 30th birthday (thursday, in case you've forgotten), and we're heading to bangkok for 4 days on friday (it's not very far away).
time to go and clean myself up and get the coffee ready. a few photos which i may or may not have uploaded before (click on them to enlarge...)