Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Kate browne is pregnant

Is that a baby in your stomach or are you just fat?

The answer is ...14 weeks up the duff. yes baby eddie is on the way and daddy is doing just fine but mother is wee bit sick. Yep kate has been leaving the odd kerbside quiche (cook philip carpark in the city) not to mention to be the first to spew up at a friend's party in newtown.... hers was before everyone started drinking.
So from freewheeling world travelling nomads to whitepicket fence, renovating up the duff couple in just 8 months.
if there's anything we learnt from travelling overseas it's that everyone else in the world is reproducing and if you're not on the team you're nowhere.
so goodbye fancy restaurants, sleep, bars, fun times and hello nappies, tears and responsibility..... woohooooooo. can't wait

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Spashbacks and Caeserstone

Question.... what causes more pain? the western ascent of Everest without oxygen or kitchen renovations? I think anyone who has had tradesmen beat a path to kitchen base camp at 7 each morning will agree that renovating is a total nightmare....

But alas, we have made the transition from sauna to caeserstone

must admit, thought I'd be a little bit more inspired about this blog but no.... i think all the inspirtation was taken out by tradesmen over quoting, and finding last minute problems that need vast amounts of plastic money to fix.... ahh...the sacrifices to have those pull out pantry's.

Chloe the cat was'n't too fussed by it all... as long she got her daily quota of tins

and thanks to my sister Meredith for sponsoring the project and my friend Emma for the design

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Lion Thing

"Head over to the enclosure at the northern end of the park and the keeper will feed you to the lions"remarked the witty zoo warden. So off we went to what I thought would be a lame "lion encounter" and 50 bucks down the drain but I was quite pleasently surprised. Well maybe not pleasently surprised, perhaps, scarily surprised. We were at Western Palins zoo in Dubbo . It was Kates idea, that of feeding some raw meat to the king of the jungle. Sure there was a 4 metre high fence in between us, but let me tell you... that's about as close as you want to come to a lion. One look into those eyes is enough to wake you from any hangover. Our lioness was roaaaaaaaaaring, snaaaaaaaarling and climbing the walls to get at the measly bits of dead cow we were handing over with barbecue forks in her general direction.
But captive cats can't be be choosers and she should thank her lucky stars she got anything, let alone a a couple of my digits. All in all a great weekend ... as long as you don't add the actual town of Dubbo to the list of highlights

Monday, May 29, 2006

2 pizzas, a bottle of coke and one house in leichhardt please

After a year overseas and mountains of debt, there's only one thing to do... Grin and ignore and buy a house in a trendy suburb. Yes thanks to the ANZ bank Kate and I are now homeowners and plan on a life in the suburbs with dog, cat, white picket fence, lawn mower and weekly feuds with the neighbours. Not content with pissing everyone off about our trip overseas we're rubbing their noses in it by buying a house in record time.... First one we saw actually... which is either crazy or visionary. If we manage to sell our flats in time it's visionary but if not.... you may call me ed the ridiculous. In other suburban news I'm working two jobs in North Ryde, and for those of you not from Sydney, North Ryde is Australias contribution to nothingville. it's a world of freeways, light industry and nothing else. In fact it's so bad that I can't even get a park. A nuclear wasteland with not a corner shop in sight. But hey I can't complain.... I've got a mortgage to pay off and a lawnmower to buy...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Around the world in 365 days ...and 98 bus trips

After 361 hours aboard quite bumpy buses, 36 luxurious hours aboard trains, 43 hours on rather overcrowded ferries, about 135 hours in cars, 69 hours on planes, some of them the dodgy propellor type, 22 hours on horses, 4 hours on camels, 21 hours on mopeds ( a few of them rather precarious) one hour on an elephant, 6 days aboard a 19th century buccaneer vessel 10 hours aboard motorized canoe 16 hours on the back of a bumpy pickup and about 15 hours on a mountain bike WE HAVE ARRIVED HOME
we have raced around the world and discovered that a) there is a very big world out there b) it's quite interesting c) Australia is a very nice place to live as long as you don't mind sticking your head in the sand so here you go.... a best of collection of the photos and stay tuned for really interesting anecdotes about North Ryde .....
Leoncio the puma, still sends shivers down my spine

Hans the monkey man

Martin the incredible fanta drinking monkey
Cult of the Birdman Easter Island... to join, jump off cliff and first one to round the pointy Island and return alive wins

Where trains go to die, Bolivia

Picnic in the Salar Bolivia

Bridge cycling the latest Burmese adventure sport

Llamas in Southern Bolivia

There's just way too much sitting around in Bolivia

The Bolivian Salar

We're on a road to nowhere

mmm eating.... cant talk hungary

I said only one bucket of cucumbers

Hooray for Elephants

You aint going nowhere french man

Excuse me, is this bus air conditioned?

Early morning in Bagan, Burma

Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma

Warning... smoking can seriously improve your ability to be photogenic

Fascinating those rocks isnt it

Burmese days with the Browne

Sorry Marco you're dropping out

hats are definitely IN in Huaraz Peru

Sacred Valley Peru

water's awful salty said the thirsty horse to the parched llama

So you hear Jose has a new job herding llamas

Pass the salt please
Burmese Unbrella convention

The only way to travel Burma

Life at 4000 metres, Santa Cruz trek, Huaraz Peru

World's windiest valley Santa Cruz Trek Peru

Beware of men in tight green shirts and donkeys near the edge of cliffs

Living on a floating island aint what it's wobbled up to be

somebody give that boy a haircut

Machu pichu- Soon to be seen on a christian calender near you

Gotta love that Inca stonework

Is that 50 chickens on your bicycle or are you just glad to see me

You can never wear too much sunscreen in Burma

Ladies and gentleman the lovely Kate Browne

Ed versus the Baby Elephant

Indiana ed and the Temple of Browne

Oy... stop trying to look up my girlfriends dress

Applying sunscreen elephant style

Does my bum look big in front of this elephant?

So how clean do we have to get this guy?

Elephant mahout Thailand

Temples of Bagan ( Burma)

Temples of Bagan ( Burma)... with model

Who took all the trees?

Somebody offer the man a job at National Geographic

Lake Titicaca Peru and the colour blue

Dinosaur tracks in the wall, Sucre, Bolivia

So you're telling me the Spanish arrived here 400 years ago and you're still wearing the same hats?

Whats with the stoney face dude?

And the winner of the world's biggest head 2005 goes too....

Quiet Please...Adventurer in action

Who ate all the Bolivian pies?

Now that's what I call a bad hair day

Angkhor Wat, Cambodia