Nov 05 2013

Halloween Pics

Category: Eating Out,Friends,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 2:42 am

Again, this post has been created to amalgamate a couple of posts (I also need to check my phone for pictures that didn’t get instagrammed/checked-in with foursquare) that were created at Halloween.
Friday night a friend was DJing at a local restaurant, so we met up at SegaFredo first, then moved across to the restaurant next door (part of the Park Inn), and then apparently moved onto Goal Keeper. No photos of the last place, but I do appear to have lost my shirt (with a bit of cash and my decent headphones) along the way…

Earning my DJ assistant status (free entry 🙂 ) helping Craig Vapour set up. Good tunes, bizarre cocktails. instagram.com/p/gLhyjBHJYs/

Tracing Sockets And Dials

Tracing Sockets And Dials



Halloween GoGo dancers at Park Inn instagram.com/p/gLhUrPHJX6/

Grooving To Their Own Rhythm

Grooving To Their Own Rhythm



Waited For The Room To Clear

Waited For The Room To Clear

Saturday saw a Talking Club (the one I run every couple of weeks for InterHouse) Halloween-themed event. The actual discussion part at the beginning was a lot quieter than normal; I think the only light source being candles meant people felt comfortable not volunteering as much as normal to speak. However the students (we had a few new ones, the age range was about 7-21 I think) seemed to get more into the swing of it with the actual “party” section. With a little less than 24 hours warning (with no materials or spare cash) that costumes were hoped for, I decided to 1) Finally get around to shaving my head properly again 2) Remove all ear rings and superfluous rings 3) Wear smart trousers for once, and hey presto, Breaking Bad’s Walter White was decided upon. It would have easier for the students to guess this if more than one actually watched Breaking Bad, but there you go 🙂 Interhouse’s teachers really put a lot of effort into decorating the classroom (all the pictures involved my phone’s flash – the was spookily lit with candles), laying out sweets & treats, and finding appropriate scary music to play in the background. I was happy to judge some of the games, but the idea of participating in those that required coordination, in the dark, encouraged me to take a back seat!

Bobbing For Apples With No Water

Bobbing For Apples With No Water


Handing Out Of Prizes

Handing Out Of Prizes


Eventually English Was Dropped In Favour Of Russian

Eventually English Was Dropped In Favour Of Russian


Walter White

Walter White



Nov 05 2013

Tim’s 2nd Birthday

Category: Personal,Pictures,Tim's PhotosChrisM @ 1:33 am

Once again I’m attempting to tidy up the blog a little by stripping out the flurry of recent tweets, and joining the text, photos, maps etc into on post instead.
This post takes pictures from Tim’s 2nd birthday, a couple of weeks ago…

Tim In Keruen

Tim In Keruen



Location Of Keruen

Location Of Keruen


(Originally taken from a check-in with 4sq.com/1bKKk8t)

Zonked Out Tim Couldn't Fight The Urge To Nap

Zonked Out Tim Couldn’t Fight The Urge To Nap


Oct 28 2013

Temporary solution to dead monitor, use TV instead…

Category: Anna's Photos,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 3:21 pm

I was really hoping I’d find a blown capacitor that I could just replace 🙁 Main monitor officially RIP instagram.com/p/gAVDxxnJar/

No Bulging Caps To Be Found

No Bulging Caps To Be Found



Temporary solution to dead monitor, use TV instead 🙂 instagram.com/p/gAX-J1HJcl/
Anna Typing In A BIG Skype Window To Irina

Anna Typing In A BIG Skype Window To Irina


Oct 22 2013

Good tunes on MoS’ online radio right now… #Part…

Category: Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 9:46 pm

Good tunes on MoS’ online radio right now… #PartyHard_WashHard #DirtyToysNeedScrubbing #NoSleepTilGungeBeGone #HashtagsNotLikelyToCatchOn #Kids’BathToysDemandAction instagram.com/p/fxnQeSHJS5/

Bath Time For The Bath Toys


Oct 21 2013

Shiny blue suit man has changed to a cravatte (sp?…

Category: Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 10:32 am

Shiny blue suit man has changed to a cravatte (sp?) and blazer(?) or jacket(?) combo! instagram.com/p/ft1KEwnJdA/

Cravat Or Shiny Blue Suit - Which Do YOU Prefer?


Oct 06 2013

Dropped the kids off with in-laws, a rare lunch da…

Category: Eating Out,Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 1:47 pm

Dropped the kids off with in-laws, a rare lunch date with Irina 🙂 (@ Astana Nury) [pic]: 4sq.com/16qODpc

Astana Nury

Location Of Nury Astana Restaurant


Sep 21 2013

SeeSaw Shiny River Tower

Category: Kazakhstan,Pictures,Tim's PhotosChrisM @ 8:21 pm

These are just a few pictures taken this week, rather than have the blog’s front page content spread out, I thought I’d remove the original tweets and combine them into one post.

First we have “Top of the world” (as in from White Heat – Made it, Ma! Top of the world!)

Tim On A SeeSaw

Tim On A SeeSaw

Then an advert I noticed in our hallway downastairs – please tell me such blue sparkly suits aren’t standard/required court attire!? If not, I’m wondering who advised him that it’d work to convince people to hire him?

A Lawyer At Ease

A Lawyer At Ease

Today we went for a walk down by the river – I was relieved to discover that Daddy being the stone catcher didn’t mean I was required to take a dip in the Ishim, rather just collect more pebbles to throw in!

Scuba Gear And Hazmat Suit  Would Have Been Necessary

Scuba Gear And Hazmat Suit Would Have Been Necessary

Just a bit further on, there is a Möbius strip sculpture with Astana Tower in the background.

Astana Tower (Next To Ramstore With Guns & Roses Next To That)

Astana Tower (Next To Ramstore With Guns & Roses Next To That)


Sep 14 2013

Couple of hours’ worth of potato digging in Chubar…

Category: Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 5:24 pm

Couple of hours’ worth of potato digging in Chubary. “Free” home made chips are the motivation for me 🙂 instagram.com/p/ePS0oEnJTv/

Potatoes Drying Out


Sep 12 2013

Tea for two. Kids almost in bed, plane tickets for…

Category: Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 11:47 pm

Tea for two. Kids almost in bed, plane tickets for UK Xmas trip purchased (thank you Ira), Ira’s on… instagram.com/p/eKizetHJVo/

Pasta w/ Sausage And Stuff


Aug 23 2013

Catching up with a friend at Cafe “Real”…

Category: Eating Out,Pictures,TweetsChrisM @ 11:02 pm

Catching up with a friend at Cafe “Real” 4sq.com/14pwgQp

Cafe Real Astana Beer Vodka Coke Tea

Location Of Cafe Real In Astana


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