June was a pretty big month. Friday 1st marked my final day working for IBM UK in Hursley after just over 8 1/2 years. Of course, lunchtime was spent down at The Dolphin saying farewell to some colleagues:
Before a final wander around the site:
The very next day saw us pack up the final bits into the car and head off to Holyhead to get the ferry over to Dublin! Wednesday 6th was my first day in the new job, whilst Lana took a little longer to get hers sorted.
The rest of the month was spent looking for a flat to rent and generally settling in.
The beginning of July saw us move into our new place:
It also saw me back in Southampton for my stag do which we spend waterskiing, wakeboarding, drinking, eating and gambling:
(Picture courtesy of best man Pete Fincham)
There was only one event dominating August… our wedding:
(Wedding photography by AAA Photos)
Lana made me the happiest man alive on the 28th August!
The beginning of September saw us in America for our honeymoon as we took a road trip through New England, covering 1200 miles and six states and visiting loads of lovely places including Rockport, MA:
September also saw the second gadget purchase of the year in the form of my Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS USM lens:
October saw me put the new lens to good use. First with an early evening walk around Dublin:
and then with a visit over to the UK for the wedding of our friends Steve and Louise:
November saw my birthday, and I treated myself with an iPod Touch:
and later in the month took another wander around Dublin with the camera, this time at night:
December? well it’s been a busy work month, but we fitted in a trip over to Southampton to catch up with friends before Christmas. The holiday itself saw my parents come over to Dublin for a week. It was lovely to have them here as it meant that everybody was in one place, allowing Lana and I to have our first Christmas day together!
So, all that’s left is to wish you all a very happy new year, and keep reading the blog in 2008!