Tag Archives: Sydney

Airports galore

Up at 4:15am to be ready for Col at 5:30. Dad woke up to say goodbye but then, according to mum, went straight back to bed – smart move. A very nice but surprisingly busy coach to the airport. I’d … Continue reading

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K-Day

The pub above is where we performed Silly Cow, many years ago. It stands across the road from the Harold Park Racetrack. At least it did. The racetrack is no more, being slowly replaced by apartments. Very soon the only … Continue reading

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Artful mirrors

Today was Karen Day. Originally we were both going to spend the day with her but, with Claire back in hospital, Mirinda wanted to be around. I took the bus into the QVB Building, though I had to leave from … Continue reading

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Flying away

It was an early start this morning in order to meet Col at the beginning of mum and dad’s drive. He was picking me up at 6:15 in order for me to make my flight down to Sydney. As usual, … Continue reading

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Life is waiting

Today I bid farewell to NSW and headed back north to Qld. I woke to a lovely 18º with very hard and high winds. I sat on the verandah in my pyjamas enjoying the cool (Mirinda is obviously acclimatised already … Continue reading

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Chinese cultural exchange

Today I went into Sydney to spend the day with Karen, who I haven’t seen since last Christmas Day when she and Nigel flew away home. I really must say that she looked fantastic. I think Australia agrees with her…or … Continue reading

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Sweet Sydney cont…

Having walked across the most wonderful bridge in the world, over the most wonderful harbour, I wandered down to the Rocks to re-acquaint myself with The Observer. When I left Baker’s, a few of us ended up having a few … Continue reading

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Sweet Sydney

While I was brought up in the Western Suburbs, I grew up in Sydney. On the North Shore mostly, but I spent an awful lot of my time in the city. I feel like I can say it’s my home … Continue reading

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The best medicine

Rain in Queensland and now rain in New South Wales. From drought to flood in a twinkle of Thor’s eye. “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan, “Before the year is out!” I spent a lovely morning on the verandah with … Continue reading

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The old home town

As the plane flew low over the water, heading into Sydney airport, it all felt very familiar. Similarly the trip from the airport to Dural traversed many of the streets and passed by many of the places, I knew for … Continue reading

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