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More Than Bearable

Two of our daughters are semi-professional artists. Today I’m going to tell you about one of them – the one who won the art comp as a nipper (last week’s blog) Her name is Haddie. 640 more words

Catching the Spirit of Tasmania: Melbourne to Devonport via Bass Strait.

While you can fly to Tasmania, we decided to catch the ferry…the Spirit of Tasmania. This meant we had our own car, without the hassles of a hire car. 841 more words


Cumberland Madness: Disrespecting Veterans


The NHS can never be a bottomless pit and in recent years it has been struggling more than in most years as the country recognises that there is a limit to free healthcare and the extraordinary waste that the NHS entails. 665 more words


End of Tour

Our last full day on the tour we went to an old Chinese settlement.  It was from the gold rush days. Apparently the Chinese were allowed to come over and mine, but only mine claims that had already been mined.  498 more words


Townsville to Devonport to Deloraine

Flying from Townsville to Devonport was a bit tedious. We knew it was going to be a long day anyway, with two stops along the way, but QANTAS made changes to their flight schedule and we didn’t get to Devonport until just after 8pm after starting our journey at 9.20am. 718 more words

Cycle Touring


Today was the longest day of my life. At 10:30 am on Saturday December 24th, my mom and I left for New Zealand. We had a stopover in Kansas City and San Francisco, but as my brother and sister-in-law kindly used their aeroplan points to fly us there and saved us thousands of dollars I wasn’t complaining about it. 896 more words

Travelling With Mom

Avs, Savs, and new wheels: Day 1 in Auckland

Our first 24 hours in Auckland were successful! This is a very specific success criteria, judged on the eating of avocados, drinking of NZ Sauvignon Blanc, and the acquisition of 4 working wheels with an engine (the Sav came several hours before the driving- no risky business here). 600 more words