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Samuel’s Blog Year In Review: December 2005

April 13th, 2006 at 07:00am

December was another eventful month, and it started with the John Kerr’s New Day Australia Christmas Cruise.

Having slept through the previous afternoon to ensure that I would be awake through the night and early morning, and therefore get all of my final preparations done, I was on the computer in the hours leading up to departure. This gave me ample opportunity to inform you that Firefox 1.5 had been released and provide you with a post containing the final weather update, and a couple webcams overlooking Sydney Harbour.

It is worthwhile pointing out that I was heard on 2CC quite a few times that day. Firstly on John Kerr’s show in the wee hours of the morning, then on Mike Jeffreys’ breakfast show from a public phone at the Jolimont Centre, then on Mike Welsh’s drive show by mobile from the Cruise catamaran, and then again on John Kerr’s show…all in the space of 30 hours.

Unfortunately my review of the day surrounding the cruise was delayed by a storm in Canberra dropping a tree on my roof.

I did eventually get around to writing my review of the Christmas Cruise, some of the highlights included:
It was a lovely day in Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Lady Rose arrives
The Lady Rose


Even the skyline was lovely
Sydney Skyline

John Kerr, Anastasia & Me
John Kerr, Anastasia, Samuel Gordon-Stewart

A lovely view
Lovely view

Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea

Seven News Studio
Seven News Studio

Bus, bus, bus, bus, bus…
Bus bus bus bus bus

A Sydney train
Sydney train

Coffee at Central Station
Coffee at Central Station

And some videos:

Lots of people enjoying themselves
John Kerr has a dance

I then got around to documenting the tree falling on the roof, thankfully it was a rotten branch and it shattered and only caused minor damage. The evacuation meant that my family and I spent the night at the nearby Olims Hotel in a “Superior Room”.
Superior Room at Olims Hotel

Nattie spent the night with a neighbour as Olims don’t accept pets, the neighbour has a cat and I’m informed that she had a fun night. We met Nattie and the neighbour the next morning on the median strip across the road from the house.
Media Strip outside my house

Nattie was happy to see us.

There was plenty of mess to clean up.
Tree mess

On the Tuesday morning I started working at my new workplace.

Glenn the Kangaroo joined the Samuel Household.
Glenn The Kangaroo

Some horrible spammer tried to gain from the death of convicted drug smuggler Van Nguyen.

Dickson College’s Year 12 Graduation was held at Llwellyn Hall
Dickson College Year 12 Graduation 2005

A few days later I was informed that I was “overqualified” for my job, and was terminated.

2CC broadcast Carols In The Park.

Nattie, Humphrey and I watched “Here’s Humphrey” on the television.
Nattie & Humphrey

Australian Independent Radio News celebrated one year of operation. (Disclosure notice: Samuel has a commercial agreement with Australian Independent Radio News).

John Kerr sent me a Christmas Card
which made a cryptic mention of his move to weekends.
Christmas Card from John Kerr

2CC gave me a Christmas present of sorts
, including a clipping of one my phone calls in an “Open Line” promo.

On Christmas day I wished everybody a merry christmas and added a bit of Christmas music to the site for the day.

I then provided you with a review of my Christmas, which included photos of a message from Santa
A message from Santa

Nattie keeping an eye on food preparations
Nattie watching food preparations

First course for lunch
First course for lunch

Second course
Second course

Nattie getting attention from one of our neighbours and Mum.
Nattie, Maria & Mum


Nattie enjoyed desert
Nattie enjoying desert

I released the first episode of Samuel’s Persiflage

And I talked about New Years Eve.

And that wraps up December, January is coming up tomorrow morning.


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1 Comment

  • 1. heatseeker  |  April 13th, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    Good to see Glenn make another appearance, but for me the spatchcock were a highlight in a year of so many highlights and I think they are a glaring omission.


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