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My Amazing Aussie Nephews

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3 Go Mad in the Park

Jul 03, 16 3 Go Mad in the Park

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2016, Travel

Another great day here in Oz with our three adorable nephews …

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Crikey … it’s Australia Zoo

Jun 28, 16 Crikey … it’s Australia Zoo

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2016, Travel

Australia Zoo – Founded by the irrepressible Aussie Steve Irwin was a fantastic day out for all of us. It features most of Austalia’s natural fauna – which of course means pretty much every animal will kill you given half a chance. As Stevo would say “Crikey !”...

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The Tropical North – Cairns

Jun 25, 16 The Tropical North – Cairns

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2016, Travel

Before heading down to see the family in Brissy … (As you can see I’ve already picked up an alarming tendency to ‘Australianise’ names by shorting everything) … We headed up to the Tropical North to the Rainforests of Cairns and on to the Great Barrier Reef...

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Hello Singapore

Jun 20, 16 Hello Singapore

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2016, Travel

It was ‘hello again’ to Singapore as we stopped off for a couple of days on the way down to Australia to visit Sylvan, Marielle & the boys...

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“The Tree”

Jun 03, 16 “The Tree”

Posted by in Miscellaneous

In a classic example of “one thing leading to another” we’ve had to say farewell to our largest tree in our garden. In all honesty it was rather an ugly tree but the point is … it was ‘our ugly tree’.

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Book Review : The Bayeux Tapestry – The Life Story of a Masterpiece

Jan 18, 16 Book Review : The Bayeux Tapestry – The Life Story of a Masterpiece

Posted by in Books & Stuff

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece by Carola Hicks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Herfst in Nederland (Autumn in Holland)

Oct 31, 15 Herfst in Nederland (Autumn in Holland)

Posted by in Holland, Travel

Quick trip to Holland to see Pa en Ma

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Lisia Gold Production – 2015

Oct 03, 15 Lisia Gold Production – 2015

Posted by in Cider Brewing

A lighteningly quick look at 2015’s cider production ….

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Under a Tuscan Sun – Bella Toscana et Bellisima Amici

Sep 06, 15 Under a Tuscan Sun – Bella Toscana et Bellisima Amici

Posted by in Italy 2015, Travel

Celebrating the milestone 50th Birthday of our dear friend Herma … a great time to all be together in one Tuscan Villa complex

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Angelica a Fauglia (The Angels of Fauglia)

Sep 05, 15 Angelica a Fauglia (The Angels of Fauglia)

Posted by in Italy 2015, Miscellaneous, Travel

There’s noting I can say or add to the recording below that can convey the sheer beauty of the voices of these ladies (Herma, Geke & Lotte – Aunty, Mum & Daughter). So, listen and luxuriate in the exquisite harmonies of these voices...

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Dinan Mini-Break

Jul 13, 15 Dinan Mini-Break

Posted by in Dinan 2015, Travel

Popped on the ferry to St Malo with the car along with Ma en Pa van Emous to stay for a couple of nights at the delightfully preserved Medieval town of Dinan, nestled in the river Rance...

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The Hurtigruten – Norway 2015

May 03, 15 The Hurtigruten – Norway 2015

Posted by in Norway 2015, Travel

We’re fulfilling one of Annelies’ travel aspirations – visiting the North Cape in Norway. We’re cruising up the west coast of Norway from Bergen up to Kirkeness on the “Midnatsol” (Midnight Sun) on what is knows as the “Hurtigruten” (“Express Route”). It’s actually a...

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The Hurtigruten & The Vikings of Lofoten

May 01, 15 The Hurtigruten & The Vikings of Lofoten

Posted by in Norway 2015, Travel

As part of our Hurtigruten ‘cruise’ up the west coast of Norway we landed on one of the Lofoten Islands. Then, whilst the ship made its way to another port on a connected island, we were coached across to visit a Viking Longhouse where we experienced a Viking feast. After which we rejoined the ship at its next...

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