Boat trip to Brisbane

Apr 10, 18 Boat trip to Brisbane

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Picked up the Brisbane ferry at the QU (Queensland University) St Lucia ‘station’ for a trip into Brizy were we had lunch and wandered through the City Botanic Gardens before heading on to the South Bank Parklands City beach. Australia is truly ahead of its time with the number of free facilities it offers to families...

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Pooltime at Our Air BnB

Apr 09, 18 Pooltime at Our Air BnB

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Loving the Autumn Aussie weather and we’re all making good use of the pool that’s part of the Air BnB house we’re renting … when I say Autumn though I mean Aussi Autumn ie 30C+...

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What a Day ! :-D

A day of Gel Ball combat with Sylvan, River and Lukas. We got hot, sweaty, dirty, muddy, scratched and shot – and very satisfied – fantastic – what more can you ask of a great day out with the lads!

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The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Apr 05, 18 The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Off to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary today on the Gold Coast. As you’ll see in the video the boys have started on a “new” gaming craze – no not some latest online techno video game but, believe it or not, the rather more simple and prosaic “Rock, Paper Scissors” ! – good to see some of...

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Laser X Wars – The Revenge of the Seth

Apr 03, 18 Laser X Wars – The Revenge of the Seth

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Over the past week it’s been both Seth’s and Lukas’ birthdays so what else do you give your 2 nephews but Blasters and chest strike detectors (aka Laser X 😀) – 10 hits and it lets you know “you’re toast!” in no uncertain terms – I think I’ve been toasted enough for a...

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Queensland Maritime Museum

Apr 03, 18 Queensland Maritime Museum

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Another great day with our Aussie family … this time at Brisbane’s Maritime Museum where there was an exhibition on the RAN in WWI which included details of HMAS AE2 – the first allied (& Australian) submarine to pierce the Turkish Dardanelle defences at the start of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign. On board was no less that Sylvan’s Great Grandfather Stoker Horace James Harding!

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Lukas’ 8th Birthday

Apr 02, 18 Lukas’ 8th Birthday

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We celebrated the mighty milestone of Master Lukas Andrew’s 8th Birthday at the Queensland Lions FC stadium – a very impressive environment. The Lions is the club that River plays for in their youth teams – Uncle Rob is VERY impressed !...

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Aussie Easter 2018

Apr 01, 18 Aussie Easter 2018

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Easter with the family here in Brisbane … Aussie...

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Our Aussie Easter Barbie

Mar 30, 18 Our Aussie Easter Barbie

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Back in the great country of Australia again ! 😀 What better way to celebrate Easter with the family here than an “Easter Aussie Barbie” … and here’s proof that I can now successfully burn meat outdoors in both Northern & Southern...

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(Future) Family Memories

Ma en Pa van Emous have been keeping special photo albums for their 3 grandsons ever since their birth so that they’d always have memories of their childhood even into their adult hood … a fantastic idea I think! Today they presented them with their first albums … the boys were...

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Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

Mar 26, 18 Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

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Here we are again back in lovely Singapore. A city state that never fails to impress me with its bright green vegetation, clean futuristic lines and buildings built on a gigantic scale. In fact the exact same impressions this city made upon me many years ago still remain today as fresh as ever (see my 2012 posts Singapore Revisited...

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Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

Jan 01, 18 Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

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New Year’s Eve 2017 has found us celebrating in style with family and friends in Holland. It’s been some years since we were in the Netherlands for New Year and I’d quite forgotten how utterly mad they all are when it comes to new year fireworks! You only have to walk out of your front door into the street of any village, town or...

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