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Ned Martin’s Journal 2014

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January

Thu 26th Dec – Thu 2nd Jan 2014

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Woodford Folk Festival 2013/14

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Fri 3rd Jan – Fri 10th Jan 2014

Bronwen & I are sick & sleepy, watch “The Desolation of Smaug”, I see a koala, & the rest is about Bronwen’s hair.

Bronwen’s Hair

Bronwen & I are sick & sleepy, watch “The Desolation of Smaug”, I see a koala, & the rest is about Bronwen’s hair.

Sat 11th Jan – Sat 25th Jan 2014

Bronwen & her Dad chop down a tree, I fight ivy & a washing machine, go back to work, eat sushi, move office, watch “47 Ronin”, swim at Cedar Creek, have ear scans at hospital, & am involved in a car accident. Also, a possum comes inside.

Chopping Tree, Hitting Car, Scanning Ear

Bronwen & her Dad chop down a tree, I fight ivy & a washing machine, go back to work, eat sushi, move office, watch “47 Ronin”, swim at Cedar Creek, have ear scans at hospital, & am involved in a car accident. Also, a possum comes inside.

Sun 26th Jan – Wed 29th Jan 2014

I go to the “Freedom Rally”, take my car to the RACQ Assessment Centre, & clean my laptop heatsink.

Australia Day

I go to the “Freedom Rally”, take my car to the RACQ Assessment Centre, & clean my laptop heatsink.

Thu 30th Jan – Tue 4th Feb 2014

I rent-a-bomb, photograph cactuses at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, watch dancing girls at the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations, finish up at work, give the rent-a-bomb back, swim in the peeing pool at Southbank, & Bronwen’s leave is approved.

The Rent-a-Bomb, Flash-lit Cactuses & Chinese Dancing Girls

I rent-a-bomb, photograph cactuses at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, watch dancing girls at the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations, finish up at work, give the rent-a-bomb back, swim in the peeing pool at Southbank, & Bronwen’s leave is approved.

February

Wed 5th Feb – Mon 17th Feb 2014

I clean my car air-filter, look at flights to India & travel insurance, apply for an Indian visa, buy a new camera bag & camera strap, go to Sunset Gathering, get immunised & a sore arm, buy some locks, SD cards & various things for India, fight Citibank, book flights to India, & pack for India!

Preparing for India

I clean my car air-filter, look at flights to India & travel insurance, apply for an Indian visa, buy a new camera bag & camera strap, go to Sunset Gathering, get immunised & a sore arm, buy some locks, SD cards & various things for India, fight Citibank, book flights to India, & pack for India!

Tue 18th Feb – Sat 22nd Feb 2014

Bronwen & I travel India for 2 months. It isn’t the season tourists normally go, because it’s starting to get too hot. To try to make the best of this, & also the best use of our limited time, we fly into Chennai, & head immediately south, travelling through Tamil Nadu.

The Temples of Tamil Nadu

Bronwen & I travel India for 2 months. It isn’t the season tourists normally go, because it’s starting to get too hot. To try to make the best of this, & also the best use of our limited time, we fly into Chennai, & head immediately south, travelling through Tamil Nadu.

July

Mon 14th Jul – Sun 20th Jul 2014

I go to work, the bus is slow & annoying, Bronwen & I go orienteering, & eat lots of things at the Regional Flavours Festival.

South Bank’s Regional Flavours Festival

I go to work, the bus is slow & annoying, Bronwen & I go orienteering, & eat lots of things at the Regional Flavours Festival.

Mon 21st Jul – Sun 27th Jul 2014

It is Alexandra’s birthday, I drop a hard drive off to Amanda, taps to Bunnings, pay some tax, look at Cosplay people, Hogswatch in July people, St. Brigid’s Church, & find a brush with breasts.

Hogswatch in July

It is Alexandra’s birthday, I drop a hard drive off to Amanda, taps to Bunnings, pay some tax, look at Cosplay people, Hogswatch in July people, St. Brigid’s Church, & find a brush with breasts.

Mon 28th Jul – Sun 3rd Aug 2014

I go to the Hawken Village Street Festival, watch AFL, crazy uni students, & “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, & try to photograph cannons firing at Fort Lytton.

Cannon Firing at Fort Lytton

I go to the Hawken Village Street Festival, watch AFL, crazy uni students, & “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, & try to photograph cannons firing at Fort Lytton.

August

Mon 4th Aug – Sun 10th Aug 2014

I ache, watch “Lucy”, break my phone, & Bronwen & I go to the Brunswick St. Mall reopening, listen to City Hall’s Pipe Organ, & go to the colourful Sunset Gathering.

The Pipe Organ & Sunset Gathering

I ache, watch “Lucy”, break my phone, & Bronwen & I go to the Brunswick St. Mall reopening, listen to City Hall’s Pipe Organ, & go to the colourful Sunset Gathering.

Mon 11th Aug – Sun 17th Aug 2014

Bronwen & I go to Moonfest & there is a Supermoon. Then we catch Ekka flu & ache.

Ekka Flu & The Supermoon

Bronwen & I go to Moonfest & there is a Supermoon. Then we catch Ekka flu & ache.

Mon 18th Aug – Sun 24th Aug 2014

I eat a cupcake, watch “The Expendables 3”, go to Valley Fiesta & watch Slacklining.

Valley Fiesta & Slacklining

I eat a cupcake, watch “The Expendables 3”, go to Valley Fiesta & watch Slacklining.

Mon 25th Aug – Sun 31st Aug 2014

I have pain & my wisdom tooth is removed.

The Wisdom Tooth

I have pain & my wisdom tooth is removed.

September

Mon 1st Sep – Sun 7th Sep 2014

I recover from my tooth extraction, Bronwen & I see “Do Do Land” & go to the Kurilpa Derby, & Sizzler.

Spring is Sprung!

I recover from my tooth extraction, Bronwen & I see “Do Do Land” & go to the Kurilpa Derby, & Sizzler.

Mon 8th Sep – Sat 13th Sep 2014

Bronwen’s parents go to Japan & Bronwen & I go to the Exxopolis luminarium, watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, & battle roaches in “Street Reads”.

Exxopolis & Street Reads

Bronwen’s parents go to Japan & Bronwen & I go to the Exxopolis luminarium, watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, & battle roaches in “Street Reads”.

Sun 14th Sep 2014

Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & stop at the PNG Independence Day Festival in Beenleigh on the way home.

Swell Sculpture Festival

Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & stop at the PNG Independence Day Festival in Beenleigh on the way home.

Mon 15th Sep – Thu 18th Sep 2014

I buy a mousepad. Bronwen wears a hat. Everyone else buys an iPhone.

The iPhone 6 Plus

I buy a mousepad. Bronwen wears a hat. Everyone else buys an iPhone.

Fri 19th Sep – Sun 21st Sep 2014

Bronwen & I drive to the Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival, have a great time, & drive home again very tired.

Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival

Bronwen & I drive to the Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival, have a great time, & drive home again very tired.

Mon 22nd Sep – Sun 28th Sep 2014

Bronwen & I go to Riverfire, watch jets & helicopters, & trample people & their picnics.

Riverfire

Bronwen & I go to Riverfire, watch jets & helicopters, & trample people & their picnics.

Mon 29th Sep – Sat 4th Oct 2014

Bronwen’s parents return from Japan, I finish working, & Bronwen & I go to the Spring Hill Alive Festival.

Spring Hill Alive Festival

Bronwen’s parents return from Japan, I finish working, & Bronwen & I go to the Spring Hill Alive Festival.

October

Sun 5th Oct 2014

Bronwen goes to TedX & I go to the Thai Festival & The Brisbane Zombie Walk, which I survive.

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2014

Bronwen goes to TedX & I go to the Thai Festival & The Brisbane Zombie Walk, which I survive.

Mon 6th Oct – Fri 10th Oct 2014

Bronwen & I go to Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition, The Greens’ “Roving Conspiracy”, & I watch a lunar eclipse & some Diwali celebrations.

Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition & Roving Conspiracy

Bronwen & I go to Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition, The Greens’ “Roving Conspiracy”, & I watch a lunar eclipse & some Diwali celebrations.

Sat 11th Oct – Sun 12th Oct 2014

It is Brisbane Open House weekend so Bronwen & I go see QPAC, Roma St Fire Station, the Law Courts, the Masonic Temple, & the Port of Brisbane, as well as the West End Festival and the Brisbane Kite Festival.

Brisbane Open House, West End Festival, & Brisbane Kite Festival

It is Brisbane Open House weekend so Bronwen & I go see QPAC, Roma St Fire Station, the Law Courts, the Masonic Temple, & the Port of Brisbane, as well as the West End Festival and the Brisbane Kite Festival.

Mon 13th Oct – Sat 18th Oct 2014

I go to the G20 Laws Community Session, learn how to make “little planets”, & Bronwen is sent a bomb.

Little Planets

I go to the G20 Laws Community Session, learn how to make “little planets”, & Bronwen is sent a bomb.

Sun 19th Oct 2014

Bronwen & I drive to Queensland Rocketry Society’s Rocket Launch & watch many rockets, then continue to Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Rockets & Scarecrows

Bronwen & I drive to Queensland Rocketry Society’s Rocket Launch & watch many rockets, then continue to Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Fri 31st Oct – Sun 2nd Nov 2014

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Island Vibe Festival.

Island Vibe Festival 2014

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Island Vibe Festival.

November

Fri 14th Nov – Sun 16th Nov 2014

Bronwen & I attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

Brisbane G20 Summit

Bronwen & I attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

December

Tue 23rd Dec – Fri 2nd Jan 2015

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.