Monthly Archives: December 2012

Catastrophic

We were going to visit Byron Bay yesterday but were pulled up short by a traffic jam about 6k up the road from it. We went to Brunswick Heads instead (a lovely spot) where we had lovely fish and scallops … Continue reading

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Peace, serenity and bloody good food

At 7am this morning, there was a light tap on the door of our motel room. I was barely awake as I staggered across the room to open the door. Through the vague fog that is my brain first thing … Continue reading

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State of change

And so we headed back to NSW this morning. We were going to stop off at Natural Bridge and admire the wonderful waterfall and eroded rock formations but, being a lovely December Saturday, it was packed with cars. We also … Continue reading

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Cars for boats

The traffic into Surfer’s Paradise was horrendous this morning. It took us 45 minutes to go on a journey that, normally, takes 15. What made it worse was that the Hassells were in the same traffic jam though, fortunately, a … Continue reading

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Not goodly

Poor Claire had quite a bad turn last night. Sometimes she can’t breath properly and, combined with a need to cough, her body panics. It’s very scary to witness, particularly when you feel utterly useless to help. Anyway, Fiona was … Continue reading

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Sun gone

After a very sunny Christmas Day, the follow up was pretty grey and drizzly. Never enough rain to actually get wet but enough to make sure the air was thick with liquid. Mind you, by the time the air makes … Continue reading

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Christmas on the beach

Today we went over to Fiona and Andrew’s for Christmas lunch. It was all very chilled and we all had a lovely relaxed time. Apart from a baked potato, the food was Australianistically ideal in that it was cold. There … Continue reading

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Skyfall – eventually

Ages ago, we went up to Hankley Common to watch the progress of the making of Skyfall. The posts I made about it are still the most visited. Well, today, finally, we actually saw the movie. On Mirinda’s recommendation, we … Continue reading

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Three short of a meat tray

Mirinda was sure we were going to win. If we’d had number 500 rather than 497, we would have won. It didn’t spoil lunch at the Burleigh Surf Club but it left Mirinda a little sad. It also meant a … Continue reading

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Slender Amnesia

I have discovered two very frightening games that are enjoyed by 14 years olds. Basically, the games are enjoyed because they are scary. Silly scary, really. Still, they work. Mind you, perhaps better than the games are the youtube videos … Continue reading

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