Category Archives: Australia 2017

Ambel and Chat

I’ve had a thought for a new detective show. It’s called Ambel and Chat and features two high powered businesswomen (Sharon Ambel and Mirinda de la Chat) who meet up for regular two hour ‘catch-ups’ during which they invariably wind … Continue reading

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Mr Bennet will be in his study

Today was the day of the big barbeque and, regardless of the short notice extended to everyone, they all turned up. The guests were: Caroline, Amy and Duncan (Ian was working), Farelli, Leo and Tiger, Karen and Nigel, Adele and … Continue reading

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The more things change…

Today we left Queensland and returned to Sydney. We left from Surfer’s Paradise airport (or is it Coolangatta?) kindly driven by Fiona who sat at the airport and had a coffee with us. Though she did have to dash off … Continue reading

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Dancing on the upper deck

Fiona picked us all up this morning and took us to the Tweed River. This is in NSW. The Tweed was an industrial heartland once upon a time but these days it mostly attracts tourists and fishermen. The tourists quite … Continue reading

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Crap in a jam jar

On the way from Caloundra to Burleigh we almost ran into a dustbin. Fortunately Fiona dodged it with all the finesse of a gazelle avoiding a lion. No one in our car knew where it came from but, suddenly, it … Continue reading

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Caloundra coffee culture

The other day Mirinda and I introduced mum to her newest friend. Oddly enough we’d never heard of him before. Still, she sees him once a night now and they’re very happy together. Unfortunately, while mum’s new friend helps her … Continue reading

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No dawn service for me

I didn’t fancy getting up early and standing at a cenotaph so I stayed in bed and let Mitchie do it for me. We had a few visitors today. First Trace turned up quickly followed by Felicia (Chris’ new partner) … Continue reading

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Yellow flowers

Sometimes you get a day where the world just carries on while you sit (or lie) and completely ignore it. Sometimes days like that just happen without any interference. Or intent. And that’s the kind of day we had today. … Continue reading

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Beer and conviviality

Mirinda wanted to see the Caloundra market this morning so we strolled up first thing. It has grown. The last time I was here, it only went down as far as Minchintin Street, now it keeps going down to the … Continue reading

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At the speed of wit

What a funny night. We (Mirinda and I) took Mum and Denise to dinner at Tides tonight and we laughed…a lot. It was the end of a lovely day spent in and around Caloundra. The day began with a cup … Continue reading

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