Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ah, the river

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Uki

A last breakfast with Tim and Angela before Norma and I flew back to Sydney: soufflés from eggs from their own girls, Roast, Kebab, Meringue and Curry. Pavlova turned out to be Pavlov, and was exiled. They have a fantastic … Continue reading

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On the Banks of the Tweed

The Tweed River in New South Wales that is, deep and wide and meandering through impossibly lush green fields and pastures on the volcanic plain around Wollumbin. My sister’s Queenslander is on the river and they are in process of … Continue reading

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Gisborne

Next stop was Gisborne to visit my brother, who is building a new house on what used to be the front paddock of an old farm. The land slopes gently to the mountains in the south, but what charmed me … Continue reading

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Sub-tropical Wildlife!

The excitement this morning! It is so muggy my glasses steam up even though it is still relatively early, so I had my coffee at the back among the ferns and palms, and noticed a beautiful sinuous pattern weaving in … Continue reading

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Travelling Around

My camera is bulging with photos – what specialised torture it is not to be able to find the cable to my computer! The rough sandstone convict walls, the deep verandahs where we had coffee in Berrima in 100 degree … Continue reading

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Round the Rocks

After a bracing swim at Bondi I joined the Perrys at the oyster bar on Circular Quay and we walked all round the Domaine and Botanical Gardens, me marvelling at the lotus pond and the bats, the busking didjeridoo players … Continue reading

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Vaucluse Beach

Even the paper coffee cups at Vaucluse House are chic.PaddlingI love the way neighbours just pile the boats up on ‘their’ beach. Norma and I walked around Vaucluse House this afternoon, remembering when we were kids how wild and alluring it … Continue reading

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Thanks Jules!

So here I am an ocean away from home, and I find a post on http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2009/06/bekvam-and-molger-bathroom-remodel.html!  I had no idea – and just to make it even more pleasing, http://remodelista.com/ was voted best style blog of 2009 by AT, and http://ikeahacker.com/ … Continue reading

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In Sydney!

It has been a while since my last blog, mainly because I keep forgetting to take my camera with me!  So I haven’t logged the wonderful ferry trip to Mosman, the glorous swimming at Chinaman’s Beach, the mangoes, the rainbow … Continue reading

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