Category Archives: Australia 2010

The Joy of Travel

Ignoring the very long wait at Brisbane airport, the journey wasn’t that bad. In fact, it consisted of three seven hour stretches (Brisbane to Singapore, Singapore to Dubai, Dubai to London) which broke it up quite nicely. This is clearly … Continue reading

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In Transit

Waiting for five hours at an airport in the middle of the night is no joy! And then they delay your flight a further hour. That’s even less fun. And then you have to pay for Internet access. Damn them … Continue reading

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Heat & Water

Twice a day I pop down to the swimming pool located in mum & dad’s complex. I’m really not sure how I would have survived without it. Here’s a day time photo of it. I’ve also tried going for a … Continue reading

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All change

I’m not one for making new years resolutions. I’ve always figured if I wanted to change anything, I’d just do it. However, having spent the last few months in the company of poorly people, I have decided henceforth to change … Continue reading

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Glowing balls

Joanne made me promise that just before midnight, mum, dad and I would pose with an activated glowball. Never let it be said that I’d disappoint my cousin! So here we are, each having a New Year brew and sending … Continue reading

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Joy in sunny days

So, the rain decided to give us a miss today. The sky was blue, the temperature up at about the 28 mark and not even a sniff of rain. At last. Fantastic. Mum managed to dry her 24 loads of … Continue reading

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Fun with Jo-Jo

I had never been to Brisbane before. Until today. I arranged to have lunch with my cousin Joanne who made massive alterations to her plans to go from Melbourne to Lismore in order to meet up. I am so glad … Continue reading

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No service

Why is Queensland so backward? It seems that technology is a very difficult concept in this state. We are still without the Internet, with just a flashing red light teasing us with the infinite possibilities of life online. I can … Continue reading

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After the drought

Rain, rain and more rain. And humidity. And really, really, really bad cricket. That just about sums up my boxing day. I visited the pool twice and forced mum to walk 20 miles to get the Sunday paper but otherwise … Continue reading

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Talk of the town

This is the first Christmas I have spent apart from Mirinda and it is very odd. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas. That’s not to say it hasn’t been lovely spending it with my family. It was lovely having lunch … Continue reading

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