Monday, January 16, 2006

A Woman President

These are the latest news in Chile! It was also on The Sydney Morning Heald.

Chileans elect their first woman president

Reuters, El Mercurio en Internet

Bachelet will be the fourth consecutive president from the center-left pact.

SANTIAGO.- Socialist Michelle Bachelet was elected Chile's first woman president on Sunday, taking more than half the vote. Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, had 53.49 percent of the vote while opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera had 46.5 percent, based on a tally of 99.71 percent votes counted.

"I want to congratulate Michelle Bachelet for her triumph," Pinera, a moderate conservative and one of Chile's wealthiest men, said in a concession speech on live television. Bachelet will be the fourth consecutive president from the center-left pact.

This coalition has run the copper-producing country of 16 million people since Augusto Pinochet stepped down in 1990. Supporters began celebrating at Bachelet's downtown election headquarters immediately after the official results were read on television by an electoral official. "It's a great vote for the republic's first woman president," said Sergio Bitar, a former cabinet minister and top member of Bachelet's campaign team.

Bachelet, a medical doctor and former defense minister, will be only the second woman elected to head a South American nation, and the first who was not the widow of a former president.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Callum James Unsted

I had the priviledge to meet this bundle of joy today! He is so beautiful - as you can see.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


Pictures of Chrissy taken yesterday. We went for a walk through a rainforest, then had a picnic lunch. Was a lovely day.

I only seem to take photos of my baby. Stu and I don't exist.

Lunch with Kel and Susan

Photo of Kel and I when we had lunch with Susan on 31 December. Kel should have some photos too.

Monday, January 02, 2006

christmas day in mardi

It was a wonderful Christmas Day. It takes on a whole new meaning when you have a child.

It was a hot day but not too hot.

Everyong came to our place. We ate and drank and layed around.

Stu's sister gave her cat ears and tail. Now she is a cat all the time!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year by the Sea

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! All the best for you and your families!!!

We waited for the new year in Valparaiso (city right next to Viña) where there is a great firework show. We went there with my aunty and uncle and family friends. Enjoy the photos!