Author Archive: the eternal traveller

Born To Run

Dear Friends, There’s no denying it! I’m no runner. With my short legs, I get nowhere fast. But the athletes at the XXI Commonwealth Games were in a class of their own. These speedsters flew around the running track at a breakneck pace, all hoping to be in the gold medal position at the end. Just …

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Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

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Hip to be Square

Dear Friends, Did you know Becky’s been hosting a party all month? No? Neither did I until my personal assistant, Mrs ET, let it slip the other day. It’s all about being square and, if you really want to go wild, you can go circular inside the square. I’m particularly good at circles, especially the …

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Life in the Fast Lane

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I learned from the Colorado Traveling Ducks that it was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  After meeting a fleet-footed squirrel in Manchester, I definitely have an appreciation for their speed and agility. Did you know a squirrel moves fast? If you blink you’ll miss it. That’s what almost happened to me. I …

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Sky High

Dear Friends, Look at this skyscraper! At 322.5 metres, it’s one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Can you guess where it is? The beautiful blue sky should give you a clue. It’s at the Gold Coast in the Sunshine State of Queensland; the Q1 building sits right on the beach at Surfers …

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Bite Me

Dear Friends, I never thought the time would come when I wanted to do some work experience but didn’t get the job. It’s my own fault though. I’m just too debonair for my own good! Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant on the Gold Coast was advertising for cast members and I decided to audition. With my yodeling …

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Love (and Ice Cream) On Top

Dear Friends,  With one quick glance at this photo you might think I’m sitting on a snow clad mountain back in the Bavarian Alps. But when I add more detail you can see that what you thought was snow is actually ice cream. Yes, those are giant scoops of vanilla ice cream, topped off with …

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Opposites Attract

Dear Friends, Last week I went on a cruise with my personal assistant Mrs ET. While she was gallivanting around the ship, I spent my time watching the world go by and making new friends. Meet Mr Penguin and Mr Elephant. We had plenty in common: a love for travel and a keen sense of …

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Take The Long Way Home

Dear Friends, Mr ET has a new favourite saying: When an Aussie says “Just down the road” they could mean anything from a block to a kilometre to a three day drive. He’s not wrong. When he decided to go down the road, we ended up driving more than 14 000 km right around Australia! …

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Dressed For Success

Dear Friends, There’s no doubt about it – Hawaiians are snappy dressers. Some Hawaiians don’t even need to be dressed to impress, while others accessorize to perfection. Even my best buddy Manny got into the spirit with his beautiful shell lei. I was filled with admiration for the relaxed Hawaiian style and I really wanted …

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