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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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Aggressive customer service

Okay so we might say ‘yoghurt’ slightly differently but that’s really no reason to pounce on us. Which reminds me…since when did Australians start spelling things like the Americans? Is this some sort of appeasement thing? Do Australians now feel … Continue reading

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Hydro Bygone Bryants

The Waldorf has been very good for our short visit to the mountains but all things must pass, including accommodation so, this morning, we packed up, checked out and hit the road…though not for very long. We stopped at Sublime … Continue reading

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Decisive perfection

There’s a serious problem with the Christians in Katoomba. It seems they will park anywhere. From the Christian Convention Centre roughly ten miles in either direction, there are thousands of signs telling them they can’t park. As you drive along … Continue reading

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