Category Archives: Family

Spain – it’s all about a wedding

We spent five weeks in Spain, arriving in Barcelona in mid-August. Of course the most important event was Hayden & Andrea’s wedding in Granada. They had met whilst studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and developed a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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Evan’s Dailies

First a curious image appeared on Facebook, posted by Evan. And the next day another one appeared. And the day following there was another image. Evan explained that this was a project he had long planned and suddenly, living in … Continue reading

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A Joyful Interruption

It’s not every day that your younger unmarried son decides to change his status, but Evan is not your everyday person. And so we were asked to come home for a special event. We tried to sneak into the country … Continue reading

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That was very nice

For Christmas Hayden & Andrea treated us to an Arabian massage and bath in Barcelona. Today we used our treat. Down under the beautiful colonnaded buildings on Passeig de Picasso was a luxurious suite of hot, warm and cool ponds … Continue reading

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The Statistics of Travel

I know that some people like to know how many, how far, how much, etc. And as a mother of a PhD graduate of mathematics, it really is my duty to publish such information, so here goes. We left home … Continue reading

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Iceland – ticking all the boxes

Following the success of Hayden’s PhD defence, we decided to have a family Christmas “somewhere exotic”. Think warm weather, tropical beaches and swaying palms. No, that is not exotic enough for this bunch. After much communication and research, the family … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Hayden Stainsby
B.Dig.Sys., M.Eng.(1), M.Eng.(2), Ph.D.

Ten or more years ago Hayden announced he wanted to undertake a PhD. It has been 3 years preparation with two masters achieved, and 4 further years of research and study. Last night he achieved his dream.  The Mathematics Department … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bruce, finally

For the man who has everything he needs (I mean cameras, lenses and other gadgets) a birthday present for Bruce was a challenge. But as I sat at my desk building web sites and watching the bay, the little blue … Continue reading

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The Silent Partner has arrived!

After the excitement of Evan’s Chocolate Lindt ball melting in Melbourne video, we put pressure on him to get his portfolio web site updated. With a little help from Steph and the members of Caffeine Concepts, The Silent Partner went live … Continue reading

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Always a Time and a Place

It has been seriously hot in Melbourne this week. The hottest in 100 years. The tail end of a massive heat wave which swept west to east across the country, igniting numerous bush fires in Western Australia, recording the world’s … Continue reading

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