This is not part of my travel blog, it’s a photographic record of the people in my life in 2004.
Friends family students
Friends family students 2004 & very little travel other than two trips to Thailand due to a large home extension which doubled the size of my home.
Here are some of the lovely Japanese students renting rooms in my extended home.
Ziggy & Kasumi
My beautiful Doberman Ziggy.
Barbecue for friends family students
Friends family students was my main focus in 2004, I filled up all my available rooms to try & get some return on the capital I outlaid on my home extensions. My original budget of $120,000 doubled to $240,000 Follow THIS LINK to see the fantastic result..
Phil Thomson & the students
My good friend Phil joined us for dinner, barbecued sausages & red wine. 🙂
The big catch
The girls got very excited when they landed this monster from the jetty. 🙂
Barbecued sausages and corn for dinner.
In the carpark at the Eagles concert
My friend Rossco & I dined on fresh seafood in the car park waiting for the Eagles concert to begin.
Cold beer & fresh seafood waiting for the Eagles
Rossco digging in. 🙂
The Eagles on stage
My favourite band of all time. Sadly Glenn Frey passed away on January 18, 2016. Take a couple of minutes to listen to him sing one of my favourite songs, it really describes perfectly how I feel about my life.
Drinks at Melbas with Michelle
What better way to celebrate Melbourne Cup than being in the company of a beautiful blonde.
Phil Thomson & I enjoy a seafood lunch.
It’s AFL grand final day, what better way to enjoy the game.
John Sinclair, Dennis Freemongrel & David Herd
Friends for many years, but please don’t ask me to comment on Dennis, in fact now in 2018 both these guys have me on their black list. 🙂
Tony Murphy & his Moke
Another very good friend, we met in the early 80s.
Warren’s family & I gathered at a Brisbane restaurant for Michael’s 21 st birthday.
The birthday boy
Time just seems to fly, I can’t believe this little guy is 21.
Happy birthday Michael
Michael would end up in Germany with his partner Björn Lüders, a lovely man who sadly passed away in 2016.
Richard Blair, aka Mr Stingy.
Lunch at Stingy’s Sanctuary Cove villa, he lives in Point Piper in Sydney and visits the Gold Coast often.
Another lovely friend on the Gold Coast, one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known.
Bryan Dart, Wayne Jones & Eddie.
Coffee with friends on Chevron Island.
Sharron & Nick
Sharron & Nick opened a nice cafe on Chevron Island, we became friends & they looked after my home when I traveled to Brazil.
Joe, Mark Grofski & Anilyn
Mark & Anilyn now live in Melbourne and are raising a large family.
The Nerang River with Chevron island on the left
Now is 2016 this skyline has changed a lot. My last trip was November 2014.
Letter to the editor.
One of my letters that was published in the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Here is another
So much for Paris. 🙂
See the guy in the red shirt?
One last shot of some of my tenants.
And here I am 12 years later writing a blog & living in Thailand. 🙂
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