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Time to Dust off the Cider Press Again

Oct 22, 16 Time to Dust off the Cider Press Again

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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 pulper

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My Amazing Aussie Nephews

Jul 13, 16 My Amazing Aussie Nephews

Posted by in Australia 2016, Miscellaneous, Travel

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3 Go Mad in the Park

Jul 03, 16 3 Go Mad in the Park

Posted by in 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 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 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 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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In the Footsteps of a Hero

May 03, 14 In the Footsteps of a Hero

Posted by in Miscellaneous, Mons 2014

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.

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