Henry Griggs Rambling
Visit to Australia 2002
Sydney house 2002
Circular Quay 2004
Circular Quay 2002
Centrepoint Tower 2004
Oz Birds 2004
Oz Birds 2002
Bridge Climb 2002
Photo of the day
Geek Alaska 2003
UK in 2003
Geek Caribbean 2002
Photo Of The Day
Beauty And The Beast
This should indicate that Anne sometimes manages to drag me away from the
computer for a bit of togetherness. Barbecues, weddings, anything that has
food and drink.
Us at a barbecue. The empty plates are evidence that we have
enjoyed ourselves immensely, and the looks on our faces show
that we are thinking about an afternoon nap to help us get ready
for Sunday dinner.
A wedding. Anne was bridesmaid. I had to sit alone in the
church, and alone at the reception. I do not like this concept.
The only thing worse than being at a wedding where the only
person you know is your wife, is to be at that wedding and have
your wife stuck on the bridal table where the partially
inebriated best man spends the evening telling your wife how
much he has fancied her all these years, while an Englishman at
your table demonstrates that he has made the Monty Python skit
about arguments-for-five-pounds his life model.
We're in Turkey. Our last night in Istanbul. Our group went to
dinner at the Orient House, for the show. We were tired but very
happy. And well fed.
We're about to go to the Sydney Town Hall for a Strauss
evening with Austrian food and music by Strauss. It was a black
tie affair, so I had to rent a suit at the last minute. Because
I didn't give them enough time to find a suit to fit me, I
had to settle for one that was several sizes too small. As you
can see. I look as if I have been pumped up with a bicycle pump.
And yes, I am more portly than I was eight years ago. And my
hair has gone from brown to grey. Middle age.
Here we are in the USA, attending the wedding of a co-worker. It
was a great wedding. That look of satisfaction on my face is
because I consumed more smoked salmon than ever before. The
sadness is because so much of it had to be left behind. Anne
can't quite believe that Rob really is going to take a