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Jul 6, 2013 - Doha to Melbourne

We'd hardly entered the terminal at Doha when the call went out for passengers on the Melbourne flight to report for security check, so we were lined up and then onto a bus again for a trip to the plane. Flight of about 14 hours and a full plane but my aisle seat seemed to have more leg room than with other carriers; the stewards were attentive and I made sure I was awake for the last seven hours in the hope of getting myself back onto Melbourne time. Lindy, Jordie and Ryan met me at the airport. Good to be home with so many great memories.

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Jul 3, 2013 - We Are Packing

Today we are packing for the Gold Coast. We are so excited. We are all charging our phone for the planes. Orson is really really really really excited about going to Dream and Sea World. I can't wait to go on some really awesome roller coasters. It will be AWESOME!

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Jun 27, 2013 - 3 more sleeps

Only three sleeps to go, We are all excited. We cannot wait to do all the things over there and this includes: Sea world Dream world Ripley's believe or not Hopefully a swim and more. We really hope it is not to cold to have a swim. We have checked the weather and it says it is going to be around the twenties. The first day was twenty-three. The Gold Coast is home to Dream world, Movie world, Wet and Wild and Sea world so it should be fun.

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Jun 25, 2013 - D Day Minus One

Well folks, here we are on Tuesday afternoon pretty well all packed and looking forward to the next 4 weeks in France. We fly out tomorrow at 1420 on Cathay via Hong Kong to Paris. Following is a brief outline of what we will be doing and an introduction to the travelling party, because what started off a year or so ago as an idea that I might go to France with a tour party and follow the Tour de France, has turned into a group of 14 heading off to see some of the 100th Edition. Fear not some of you, 'it won't be all about the bike' to...

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Jun 13, 2013 - It's always good to get home.

It's always good to get home and Louise met us in her car and picked us up. All the family are so happy to see us. We've had a wonderful time in Canada and USA and the trip was so worth it. We'll have some time here and then head back to Adelaide to pick up the motorhome and resume our Round Australia trip.

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May 13, 2013 - A lovely week

We've had a great but hectic week catching up with family and friends and preparing for our flight to New York. Mum is turning 90 in a week's time, and dad is 92 so we're taking them to New York. They live in Ontario so only 1.1/2 hrs away from the Big Apple, but they've never been there before so we're really looking forward to the week. I think mum's conquering her fears of going to New York as they hear so many stories, but they're both great adventurers, so this is it.

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May 5, 2013 - A grandson visits

Bridge Church's newly opened East Campus is attune cinemas at Doncaster shopping town and We went there for the very first time. It was a great service and very full with few seats left. It was good to see friends again and catch up. We met up with Dario and Mel for breakfast beforehand and it was lovely to see them. Our grandson Seth came to us after lunch as a friend of Lily's brought him over. He slept for a good while and then had a good time with us watching a nature show. He is only two but speaks a mixture of Spanish and English and...

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May 4, 2013 - Pancake Parlour

Today we had a relaxing breakfast with our daughter Louise & son in law Aaron and then headed off for a short drive before meeting up with The rest of the family for lunch at the Pancake Parlour in Doncaster. How lovely to catch up together again and little Seth is speaking half English and half Spanish.

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May 2, 2013 - Melbourne here we come!

An early morning taxi ride with a belligerent taxi driver is not the way to start the day but nevertheless nothing could damp our spirits as we headed home via plane to Melbourne to see family and friends before leaving for overseas. Daughter Louise met us at the airport and we dropped her back to church before heading to her place to drop our things. We met up with Evi and Martin and Alma before they head off for a new life in Queensland. We'll certainly miss them. We had lunch together in Tunstall Square and our numbers grew as Daughter...

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Apr 13, 2013 - Easter in Melbourne

Ahhh, there's nothing quite like being up early on a crisp morning, standing outside in the dark, rubbing one’s hands together with the promise of a beautiful day . . . taking a deep breath . . . full of diesel fumes, cough splutter. Mmmm, yes, I’m standing at the Albury station, RAIL ticket to Melbourne in hand, waiting to get on one of the smelly idling BUSES – don’t ask, I’d been really looking forward to the train trip! On the plus side though, a fellow passenger said that by going by road we might actually be on time. Hmmm, Vic. Rail's...

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Apr 7, 2013 - Leaving Home

Wow. I was so emotional leaving home. I even surprised myself. And it was all because of the cats. I know, logically, that they’ll be fine but emotionally, I just felt so, so guilty. It was so nice to have some friends and family see me off at the airport. Very much appreciated! I loved the Saint Christopher pendant my Godfather Michael gave me to protect me on my travels, and also the very funny photo key chain that Nadia gave me so I wouldn’t forget my friends. As if I would!

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Apr 7, 2013 - Melbourne - Sunday 7/4/2013

What a terrible sleep,there were people coming and going all through the night banging doors,and the room was lit up like a Christmas tree because of all the lights they have out side . We didn't even need an alarm to wake us up by 7am,another bang of a door and my eyes opened wide,into the shower and over to check out,the bus was taking us to the airport,by 8.30 we were all checked in and heading to the Qantas Lounge for a light breakfast of Bircher muesli and Mal raisin bread. The announcement came over at 9.40 the plane was...

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