Saturday, November 6, 2010

Guy Fawkes

Dogs and fireworks do not mix!

Mick and Liv

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some car with your frost sir?

This was what greeted me yesterday morning:

And there was more of the same this morning! You know it's cold when the trees have frost on them as well!

The view from my desk at work:


Mick and Liv

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The first ice of the season!

It was a nice clear night last night, and here are the results!


Mick and Liv

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Welcome to the UK Ben!

Lunch at The Greyhound with Ben to keep him awake on his first day in England.

Mick and Liv

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Homeward bound!!

But we'll be back soon England!

Mick and Liv

Friday, July 2, 2010

St Pancras

Sitting on the Eurostar waiting to depart - happy campers!

Mick and Liv

Brussels here we come!

Reading Station, 4:54am. An early start to get to Kings Cross for the Eurostar, but the excitement of a weekend away helped get us up!

Mick and Liv

Thursday, July 1, 2010

London Eye

Had a great day in London last weekend, with a ride on the eye, then a lazy lunch by the river.

A nice spot to watch the world go by!

Mick and Liv

Sunday, June 20, 2010


What a crackin' race! Thrilling to the end with it only decided in the second to last corner right in front of our stand. Fantastic.

And here's me:

Mick and Liv


Well that was a buzz! Shame about Casey's start but he redeemed himself somewhat. Nice ride for Spies, shame that Hayden missed the podium as a result. And Lorenzo takes a win that looks like it could be a preview of the championship result. All around a great race.

Next, 125's!

Mick and Liv


The grid is set...7 minutes to go!!

Mick and Liv

MotoGP warm up

Go Casey!

Mick and Liv

Silverstone. Day Three

Race day! The view from our stand:

Moto2 warmup just closing. The noise! Sheesh! Last corner before the straight and they are on the throttle, and don't our ears know it!!

Mick and Liv

Silverstone. Day Two

Another great day at the track but very cold!

We made our way around the whole track over the course of the day just to check it all out. It's a HUGE circuit so that was a lot of walking!

Mick and Liv

Friday, June 18, 2010

Silverstone. Day one

The MotoGP weekend begins! Had good weather for the trip up and for motogp practice session:

Of course its kind of hard to make out anything in these photos, but at least it proves we are here!

And then just as that session came to a close, down came the drizzle just in time for Moto2 practice:

Gotta go; I'm missing the show!

Mick and Liv

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Blue bells

This one's for you Mum!

Blue bells galore!

Mick and Liv

Saturday, April 24, 2010

News just in

Scientists have announced that they have finally identified what caused the demise of the dinosaurs. It seems that the English took to braising them with apple and cider and serving them with vegetables.

Dinosaurologists cite the following photograph as evidence:

Mick and Liv

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Two dogs at the local

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay in updates. Still waiting for Internet at home. In the meantime, here's a couple of hounds at the local, The Two Poplars.

Hopefully full internet service will be restored later thus week, so stay tuned!

Mick and Liv

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dogs and house...

Well we now have two Aussie dogs in the heart of Berkshire. They seemed dazed and confused initially but now seem to be settling in. It's so nice to have them here. It now finally feels like we are back to 'normal'....especially as we are now in our own house! Woohoo!

I tried to take a few photos to show it off but it's a little bit difficult. Nevertheless, here is the kitchen:

And here's a shot of the lounge with our snazzy new tv!

Actually thats not a shot of the lounge. That's the corner of the lounge. Hmmm, ok. So you really can't see anything from these. I'll have to take some photos during the day when the light is a bit better.

But, all is well and we are loving the place. Dog photos to follow soon! :-)

Mick and Liv

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week four

Another great week in the uk. Here's a pic of our current abode:

We move out of this place and into our permanent place on Wednesday. Woohoo!

So after a week of rain, here is what greeted me on my drive home from work on Friday evening:

This morning we drove way over the other side of London to pick up our tv for the best price we could find. A long drive, but we rewarded ourselves with a train trip into Reading for lunch. This place is great. The river runs right through town, at high speed after rain it would seem!

I expect many more lazy Sunday afternoons spent here considering the number of restaurants along the river! Nice!

Mick and Liv

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Hey folks

We had a great weekend with Tone and Bec last weekend. Windsor castle on Saturday and then into London to look around on Sunday. We had a few hours just walking around seeing the sites which was great.

Here's team Dean at Windsor castle.

Hopefully we will see them again this weekend.

So our house is all sorted but we can't move in until the 3rd of March. In the meantime we've had to move apartments so we find ourselves in new surrounds today. We are now in Bracknell which is fine, but the apartment this time is huge! We've got 2 bedrooms and a lounge room! All for the same price as our previous one bedroom! So, not as convenient location, but nice and roomy!


Mick and Liv

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The new wheels

So here's our new ride, complete with a dusting of snow this morning!

House hunting went well today, with one place in particular very nice. It's a lot further out of town but is so much newer than all the others we've looked at so we are going to apply tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Mick and Liv

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow and car and snow

Hey folks,

Well, having complained that car and house hunting was going slow yesterday, everything has now turned around! We are now the proud owners of a 1999 Ford Focus! The car is in great condition, and has 100k miles on the clock. Picked it up for 1690 pounds! Woohoo!

Unfortunately I didn't get any photos before it got dark this evening, and as its parked out the back of the apartment where there's very little light, I can't publish any photos tonight. But I'll do that tomorrow so you can all see our new ride.

And tomorrow we are off to look at 3 houses! All have some really good points - the most expensive is right in the town centre but is only 2 bedroom, the other two are a bit further out but are a bit cheaper. One has an application already, and another not immediately available, but it's a relief to have a few options coming up anyway!

So, more posts to come soon - car pics and, hopefully, house pics! Oh, and we had more snow today - on and off all day!

Life is grand!

Love to all,

Mick and Liv

Monday, February 8, 2010

Week one

Hey everyone!

So, the news so far. House hunting is going slow. Car hunting is going even slower. Now the interesting stuff. The locals are wonderful. The town is lovely. And today it started snowing again!

Here's a shot from the office window. Unfortunately you can't really see it in this photo and it was too warm for it to settle.

But it's just started again tonight and I think now it might start to cover things! Woohoo!

That's the view from our front door and just to show it in a bit more detail, here's a shot looking into the light.

Hmmm, still hard to make out, but it's there!

More updates to follow soon when we find a house....and car....hopefully!

Mick and Liv

Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome back!

Hello everyone!

Well, we made it. The flight over was pretty good, and pickup from the airport went smoothly - Derek arrived just as we walked out of the arrival area.

So we came over to Wokingham about lunch time yesterday. It's such a nice town. After settling in to our little studio apartment we headed out to explore the town (and try to stay awake to fight the jetlag). We tried a few pubs and got lucky on our third stop. Suspect that will become our local. Here are a few shots of the centre of town.

And this is the town hall - couldn't quite fit it all in the photo, but you get the idea...

Then, when we woke this morning, here was what greeted us at our front door:

Woohoo! Snow!

Anyway my first day in the office was good. So much to organise at the moment, so apologies if further updates are slow to arrive.

Love to all,
Mick and Liv