If a picture paints a thousands words, above is my 2000 word essay.
The top picture is obviously part of the New Years Eve Celebrations in Sydney. Below, that is quite obviously Justine and John (Oscar). John was out in Australia for the cricket. The funny thing is, we only ever seem to meet up at various exotic locations around the world watching sporting events! (Pride Park in Derby does *not* fall in to the exotic section, we will save that for Sydney and the World Cup in Nuremburg).