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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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Book Review : The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Mar 05, 18 Book Review :  The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

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The Caves of Stee by Isaac Asimov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : 1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney

Feb 11, 18 Book Review : 1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney

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1066 Turned Upside Down by Joanna Courtney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software by Vikram Chandra

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Vikram Chandra
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff

Jan 23, 18 Book Review : Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff

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Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Book Review : 1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway

Jan 23, 18 Book Review : 1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway

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1066 What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Book Review : Victoria – Queen, Matriarch, Empress by Jane Ridley

Jan 10, 18 Book Review : Victoria – Queen, Matriarch, Empress  by Jane Ridley

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Victoria : Queen, Matriarch, Empress by Jane Ridley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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