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Dec 4, 2013 - Squires castle

Today we had a nice mild day so we decided to go somewhere. We ended in a place called squire's castle. Squire's castle was built in the late 1800's and the man it is named after moved in to the castle in 1909. There was two storeys but there was no staircase so we could only look at the second storey and wonder what it would've been like up there.There was a large hiking track, the track went through a large woods. There was lots and lots of mud but none of us minded, we also saw a lot of squirrels and a few chipmunks. When we got back we...

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Our American holiday

Dec 2, 2013 - A busy weekend

Well we have had a busy weekend, we left Darwin at 7am last Thursday and headed for Perth. Arrived at the airport to our first meeting with Amelia (our newest Granddaughter) who Sam had bought out when she came to pick us up. Of course there were a few cuddles there. Then we went home and Steph had a nice few hours with Amelia and Sam. Caught up with a few other friends on Thursday night and Friday and also had to do a bit of shopping because some of our clothes had shrunk while we were away !!! We then had the first wedding for the weekend...

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Dec 2, 2013 - Leaf attack!

On Monday we decided to rake the leaves from the backyard, my sister Mary and my brother Louis got out the old wagon and started putting leaves in it and piling them on a fence In a massive pile. It took over an hour and a half so we got real cold and we all had red noses, we saw a lot of squirrels while we were raking the leaves and a lot of these leaves were red so we collected them all and placed them somewhere where we could get them later on. Once we had the leaves all raked up into one big pile we hid in it (see attached photo) Bye...

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Our American holiday

Dec 1, 2013 - Thanksgiving Sunday

Hi all, it was Thanksgiving on Thursday but our family is having on Sunday the 1st of December because we only got here late Thursday night. Everyone is coming at around 2 and leaving when ever they can, a lot of cousins who I've never seen are coming and those who I have seen are coming. My mum and grandma have been working all day to get this food prepared, But the rest of us are not doing much. It is SUPER cold here but it is actually warm for this time of year, we have all been doing basketball in the basement. Bye for now, Rohan and co.

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Nov 17, 2013 - Singapore to Australia (Perth & South West)

Our next instalment starts in Singapore on Monday 11th November when we got up at 5.30am and used the Mass Transport System train (MRT) to get to Changi airport. As we were passing through security to get to our gate we noticed a mass of around thirty 10-12 year old screaming children in uniform who appeared from nowhere and started heading to our departure gate. We held our breath and luckily they headed to the gate opposite ours, we flew to Perth and they flew to Hong Kong. Nigel, determined to get rid of the last few Singaporean dollars...

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Nov 10, 2013 - Back to Perth

Back to Perth We said our goodbyes to our perfect hosts, Linda and Jose about 9:25 and headed back to Perth via the freeway. Lunch was convenience store food eaten in the shade at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth. After eating, we walked around the gardens there for an hour and a half. We focused most of our attention to the plants in the Western Australia gardens. The Boab trees were a real attention getter for us and many others. The heat of the sun and a few pesky flies were also hard to ignore. About 2:30 we checked into our...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Driving on the LEFT

Driving on the LEFT Today was mostly taken up with air travel. First Cairns to Brisbane (over 2 hrs), 3 hrs in the Brisbane Airport, followed by Brisbane to Perth (5 hrs). This all went well and close to schedule. The flight across the continent was quite fascinating seeing the variety of very dry terrains...lots of areas that looked like ancient dry lakes and enormous salt flats. At one point we flew over the ocean south of the south coast...not a flight path I expected. Once we were in Perth the adventure began when we rented a car. We...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Travel blogging 101 - getting ready

Well it is just over three months before I will be heading to Europe for about 5.5 months. But the list of jobs to do before then seems quite daunting at times. The list includes starting a blog and getting a handle on this so here goes. I have been very inspired by a blog I just finished reading of one of my Warm Showers women who stayed with me back in August before cycling to Melbourne?? A mere 3200km - great photos and good read. Made me want to get going right away, but I need to see this year out at work etc etc. Ok back to the list.

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Travels with Comfort

Oct 15, 2013 - western Australia

Mail du 15/10/2013 ''Je suis arrivée lundi 31 septembre à Perth pour entamer un voyage qui me tenait à coeur depuis longtemps et que j avais gardé pour mes longs voyages. Je repars donc pour 8 mois, c est long et court à la fois. Ca fait 10 ans que je n étais pas repartie si longtemps. Ce continent, je ne voulais pas le découvrir trop vite... Alors j ai amené mon vélo dans mes bagages... et j ai contacté les membres warmshowers sur ma route. C est un système d échange et d hospitalité à travers le monde entre voyageurs à vélo. Entrer en...

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Voyager lentement

Oct 9, 2013 - Getting close

Well the time is approaching very fast. Less than 1.5 weeks until we leave. Boys have packed their clothes. Most of the food is in the caravan, as well as the most important item...the wine (that was the first thing that was packed). Now we are just waiting on Mike to get home from work, so we can finish packing and head off. Looking forward to getting into some warm weather. Sick of the cold down here. Hopefully you all enjoy reading or updates, when we get a chance to post them, as we will not have internet the whole time. I will do my...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Perusing Perth

(Ben) Yesterday we made it back into Perth itself for the first time since we drove through to get to Fremantle on the day we arrived. On the recommendation of Phil Campbell we went along to St Matthews at Shenton Park for their 10 am family service. We were made to feel welcome and listened to the Archbishop (there for his annual visit) speak on being hope for the world. Certainly an engaging guy who made a couple of challenging points. After the service we met a couple of people including Helen, who invited us back to her place for lunch....

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Sep 19, 2013 - Perth

Perth 19 - 21/09/13 Today we had a look around Perth and surrounding towns. That night we were fortunate enough to stay at mum and dads friend’s house for a couple of days. Their names were Nick and Roy and they have two little kids named Chloe and Georgia. That night we finished the day with a relaxing dip in the spa. On the 20th it was also dad’s birthday so we had a small party for him. Z

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Stringers Go West

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