Wednesday, 28 January 2009

in Australia

Between Facebook, email, and all the other forms of electronic communication, almost everyone who might read this already knows, but Fiona, Euan, and I arrived safely in Brisbane two weeks ago. The first couple of weeks has been a mish-mash of trying to sort out Euan's citizenship, re-enrolling in Medicare, looking for a house and car, and all the rest of moving into a new country.

I've just about got over the panic of "how are we going to look after Euan in such a hot country?", but there are still many things I'm trying to get back used to. Like hills, and heat. My role here is nominally three years, and I'm aware that Brisbane is a fairly small economy for people in computing, so it's likely we'll be back in Cambridge some time soon -- and there are many things and people I miss. But for the moment it's great that Euan's grandparents will get to see him regularly in his early years, and our family and friends here have been very supportive in helping us to make the move.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Oops wrong blog

Is it clumsiness? Dyslexia? Some Freudian notion that tries to turn one topic into another? Whatever it is, I keep finding myself making posts to the wrong blog. A personal post about my son briefly showing up on a work blog, or a work post on my own blog. Ah, it's a befuddled world in Billingsleyland at the moment. Thankfully, it's fairly quick to delete them, but I do wonder if the early adopters out there, using RSS readers that eagerly grab the updates, end up still reading material posted in the wrong place.