Friday, September 29, 2006

Random Stuff

Just a few random odds and ends on this post, as I'm getting ready to head out for a week at sea on this little dinghy.

A group of us from my local dive club are flying out to Egypt, then joining the boat and going out to dive the wrecks of the Northern Red Sea.

It should be good fun, and I'm really looking forward to it as I have never dived in the Red Sea before and it is supposed to be spectacular.

Jonathan Lewis Seminar
I've managed to get a place on the Explain Plan seminar Jonathan Lewis is running.
It's at the Oracle city office on 18th October.
I've attended quite a few of Jonathan's presentations at various UKOUG events so I'm in no doubt that this seminar will be excellent, and that there will be a lot to learn!

I Came across this blog, from a link on Tom Kyte's blog. It has lots of interesting bits and pieces which are very useful.

Windows SIG
I've just received the dates for next years UKOUG Oracle on Windows SIG meetings. As co-chair of this event I'd like to ask that if anybody is interested in giving a presentation or short talk on something they have done, or have something they would like to share - then please let me know.

*Shameless Plug*
While I am relaxing on my little dinghy next week, Lee Robertson, a friend of mine and fellow DBA, will be heading off to Peru to take part in the Inca Trail Trek.
Lee is doing this to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity he feels very strongly about as he was previously identified as a match for a bone marrow donation, however, the recipient became to ill to go ahead with the procedure.
If you would like to know more, or to help Lee out, then vist his web page.

I'm off to get sorted now - I have an awful lot of dive gear to try and pack into a small suitcase!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go to Sinai Peninsula, don't miss Ras Muhammad.
I went there two years ago, it was wonderful.

Monday, October 23, 2006 3:47:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

I did manage a dive at Ras Muhammad, we did Shark and Yolanda Reefs - they were amazing.

I think the highlights of the trip were diving with dolphins in the wild, and also diving the SS Thistlegorm on the 65th anniversary of it's sinking.

Probably the most scenic dive is a reef known as 'Small Crack' just off Sha'ab Mahmud, it's breathtaking!

Any other divers out there who have not yet experienced the Red Sea - then I can highly recommend it - it is the trip of a lifetime.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:54:00 pm  

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