Tag Archives: Hayden

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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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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Finding his roots

We took Hayden to Nieder Weisel, the birthplace of his g-g-g-grandmother Anna Margaretha Bill. She was his mother’s father’s mother’s mother’s mother. She migrated to Australia in 1856 along with many young people from the same village. After spending time … Continue reading

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A Special Kind of Bonding

We have come half way around the world for our special adventure and also to spend some time with Hayden. We have had a lovely time in Croatia and a chatty drive back to Barcelona from there with him. But … Continue reading

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Hayden & Andrea in Croatia

For the sake of expediency, here are Hayden’s selection of photos of their time with us in Croatia.  Stories and my photos will come later! Dubrovnik Bol, Brac Island Split

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We finally meet Andrea!

After much planning and waiting, Hayden & Andrea arrived in Dubrovnik yesterday. It is wonderful to see Hayden again after 16 months, and so exciting to meet the lovely Andrea. So far we have explored the city of Dubrovnik, now … Continue reading

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Going and Gone

Hayden has come and gone. I think this is the last time he will return home to us for a couple of years – time to knuckle down to study. No one else he knows is getting married. As always … Continue reading

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Under Construction

For my birthday Hayden gave me the book Smashing WordPress by Thord Daniel Hedengren, and Bruce has just recently designed a header for this blog. That means that this site is “Under Construction” as I work out how to adjust … Continue reading

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Hayden is coming “home”

Wherever home is for Hayden… In my mind it will always be Australia, and wherever he is living now is temporary.  Well he doesn’t plan to stay in THAT place forever, and if he keeps moving as planned, the only … Continue reading

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