Category Archives: Family

The Road to Rutherglen

Friday 9 to Monday 12 November. We were so excited to welcome Evan home in November 2018 for James Gibson’s wedding in Rutherglen. Sadly, Steph couldn’t join us, as she was visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of … Continue reading

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Old Stories of European Adventures

Now that my web site is up and running, I thought I would share some old stories. Our first trips to Europe in the 21st century. The photos I am showing were initially posted on Flickr, but Flickr is limiting … Continue reading

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stainsbyte.com is back in action

It has taken a while, but finally stainsbyte.com is back in action. All my photos are back, all my pages are back and all my posts are back. And I have just finished publishing my stories on Finland where we visited … Continue reading

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Spain – it’s all about a wedding

We spent five weeks in Spain, arriving in Barcelona in mid-August. Of course the most important event was Hayden & Andrea’s wedding in Granada. They had met whilst studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and developed a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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Evan’s Dailies

First a curious image appeared on Facebook, posted by Evan. And the next day another one appeared. And the day following there was another image. Evan explained that this was a project he had long planned and suddenly, living in … Continue reading

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A Joyful Interruption

It’s not every day that your younger unmarried son decides to change his status, but Evan is not your everyday person. And so we were asked to come home for a special event. We tried to sneak into the country … Continue reading

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That was very nice

For Christmas Hayden & Andrea treated us to an Arabian massage and bath in Barcelona. Today we used our treat. Down under the beautiful colonnaded buildings on Passeig de Picasso was a luxurious suite of hot, warm and cool ponds … Continue reading

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The Statistics of Travel

I know that some people like to know how many, how far, how much, etc. And as a mother of a PhD graduate of mathematics, it really is my duty to publish such information, so here goes. We left home … Continue reading

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Iceland – ticking all the boxes

Following the success of Hayden’s PhD defence, we decided to have a family Christmas “somewhere exotic”. Think warm weather, tropical beaches and swaying palms. No, that is not exotic enough for this bunch. After much communication and research, the family … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Hayden StainsbyB.Dig.Sys., M.Eng.(1), M.Eng.(2), Ph.D.

Ten or more years ago Hayden announced he wanted to undertake a PhD. It has been 3 years preparation with two masters achieved, and 4 further years of research and study. Last night he achieved his dream.  The Mathematics Department … Continue reading

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