My first ‘proper’ cider apple harvest from the orchard I started 4 years ago … So I guess it’s time to dust off my Cider Press and apple pulperread more
Another great day here in Oz with our three adorable nephews …read more
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 !”...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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’.read more
It seems to me the generation that faced down the hardships and horrors of total war in WWI (and WWII) were made of a special kind of stuff.
Honour; duty to country; grit; courage; sacrifice; determination and resolve are all words that can (as a generalisation) epitomise those generations.