September 09, 2008

Fathers Day

Another long gap between posts - got to get my act into gear !

Fathers Day has just passed, and I got a new toy to play with. It's a Canon HF10 high-definition video camera. No tapes or HDD, just Flash memory.
I've made a test video which I've uploaded to Vimeo, it's suffered a bit from the double conversion - I'll do some more of better quality on the weekend.

View from my office window - Canon HF10 Test from Kevin Burfitt on Vimeo.

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February 13, 2008

My new car

Today I picked up my new car (or, as Hunter insists: "Hunters new car")
It's a Subaru Impreza RX, Manual, MY08 (this years model)
Dark Grey, with Black interior.

My new Impreza

The brake lights are LED's, apparently this saves 1% fuel compared to last years model (total saving over last year is around 9%)

My new Impreza, from the rear

Here's the ODO showing just 10km on the clock :-)

Odometer: 10km

In the carpark at work

And I scratched the interior duco within about 5 minutes of getting the car :-)

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February 01, 2008

Blame it on Dora

Tonight Hunter was having a book (The very hungry caterpillar) read to him by Mum. They get to the final page and Hunter says:

"Look at the colors... Rojo, Azul, Verde"

Thats Spanish for Red, Blue and Green. It's all Dora the Explorer's fault. He knows that Red is Red, but it's also Rojo. Good thing Mum and Dad watch Dora with him, otherwise we'd be busy "correcting" him! (I thought Azul was the bad demon from Ghostbusters!)

He did a similar thing when climbing the ladder at the park on the weekend, saying "abajo" as he went up the steps. Almost got it, "abajo" is "down".

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November 09, 2007

The Alphabet

Cute story of the day (which most parents have probably been through):

Hunter has always been good with numbers, loves them - reads the numbers of letterboxes and car numberplates when we are out and about. So we're now teaching him the alphabet (starting with the song) and recently Erica bought Hunter some alphabet magnets to play with.

Hunter and Erica are sitting there, pulling out letters:

Hunter: "What's that"
Mum: "A"
Hunter "A"

Hunter: "What's that"
Mum: "U"
Hunter: "Me ! That's Hunter ! Me !"

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October 23, 2007

Back online

For reasons not worth explaining it's been a while since the site updated, I've finally updated the last 18 months worth of news about the Burfitts.
I've also upgraded the gallery to a newer version, and added more photos of Hunter :-)
Have a read of the entries below, and check out the latest photos as well.

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October 08, 2007

Trains, Trains, Trains

Over the last few months Hunter and I have spent quite a few Sundays looking at trains.
First there were the model trains at a local model train show:

Hunter admiring a model train

and then we all went to Mooroolbark Miniature Railway where we rode on many trains. Great value at under $2 per ride, and LONG rides. There's even a tunnel!

Hunter and mummy on a train

Then, one sunday while Mum was having a nap we visited the National Steam Center which is just down the road from our house. We rode on the miniature train, and had the good fortune to take a ride in a real Steam Engine (circa 1930's)

Hunter enjoyed it so much we took Mum the following Sunday :-)

Hunter and mummy on another train

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September 10, 2007

Chesterfield Farm

Recently we went to Chesterfield Farm, a local farm that lets kids play with the animals. Hunter had a great time, he even identified some of the animals (I'll bet you never realised how similar an Ostrich is to a Swan for a little kid, apart from scale!)

Hunter at Chesterfield Farm

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July 21, 2007

Hunters Second Birthday

Hunter turned 2.0 !
This year we had the party at a local indoor play center. A huge hit with the kids, lots of places to climb, run and slide. Toy cars to ride in, video games for the bigger kids, and somewhere to sit down for mums and dads!

This years cake was a train, given Hunters fascination with trains.
Hunters 2nd birthday cake

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May 30, 2007

Hamilton Island

Our first ever family holiday, First time on a plane for Hunter and the first visit to the beach!
We had a short break at Hamilton Island. Very relaxing, lots of room for Hunter to run and splash in the sea.

Hunter leaping into Mums arms in the pool

By the end of the holiday Hunter was a very confident little boy, looking more grown up than ever before!

Hunter walking in the ocean

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April 15, 2007

Weddings, Parties, Anything

Hunter attended his first ever wedding this week.
Clara and Callum were married, while Hunter dressed up in a shirt for the first time (and rode his first lion)

Hunter riding a lion

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December 28, 2006

A big Xmas 2006

Xmas 2006 was at Yack this year, lots of fun with Pinatas and playing in the Spa.
Hunter wasn't quite sure about Santa though. He liked the presents though !
Hunters meets Santa

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July 21, 2006

Hunters First Birthday

Hunter has turned 1.0 !
He had a great party with family and friends all turning up to wish him the best, a great time was had by all.

Hunters 1st birthday cake

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May 22, 2006

Paris, and the internet at 1000km/h

Ahh, the wonders of technology!

I'm currently travelling at 1000km/hr, 10.7km above the ground, somewhere north of Istanbul (over the Black Sea) - and I'm connected to the net writing this blog entry!

I've spent the last week and a bit in France (Lyon & Paris) - my first time away from Hunter. I'm missing both Hunter and Erica terribly, but I'll be home soon.

Here's one photo, many more to follow (when I get home)
Eiffel Tower at night

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May 15, 2006

Welcome George, a new playmate for Hunter

Hunter is proud to have a new playmate, George Eaves, son of our good friends Jon and Sue Eaves.

Congratulations to Jon and Sue, and welcome to the world George! Hunter can't wait to meet George, and neither can we!

Details and photos here

I'm currently in transit (Singapore) on my way to France for business, missing Erica and Hunter terribly (and I've been gone for less than 12 hours at this point!). I'll post some travel photos in the next few days.

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April 16, 2006

almost 9 months

Some new photos of Hunter added to the gallery today, from the last month or so.
I'll need to upgrade the gallery soon which will take some effort, but improve things.

Hunter having a swing

Hunter eating the shopping

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