Category Archives: History

Ain’t That Peculiar?

Dear Friends, Manny and I should have known something was up the day we went to the Natural History Museum in London. All the signs were there but we weren’t very observant. We were much too excited for our own good! There were some very strange creatures hanging around outside. They were all smiling, but not …

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This Little Light of Mine

Dear Friends, One of my favourite things to do as a world traveller is work experience –  I love stepping into other people’s shoes for a day. This week my work experience reached lofty heights. The lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste has been operating for 110 years, guiding ships along the treacherous coast of south west …

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Ship Ahoy!

Dear Friends, In 1770, as Lieutenant James Cook and his crew sailed up the east coast of Australia, they landed at only three places. Two are well-known: first at Botany Bay, where the British flag was unfurled and then at the mouth of the Endeavour River in northern Queensland, where their ship HMB Endeavour needed …

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Giants – Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

Dear Friends, I met a giant this week at Mammoth Cave, in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. Zygomaturus trilobus is just one of the Megafauna who lived in this place long ago. He was a friendly creature and very sprightly for his age. I wouldn’t like to run into him on a dark …

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Me and Manny Down by the Schoolyard – Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

Dear Friends, Manny and I went back to school this week. The old classroom looked just the same and the teacher was still there. (I often wonder – do teachers ever go home, or do they live in their classrooms?) Even though our visit brought back happy memories, I was glad I’m not at school any …

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Lazy Bones

Dear Friends, The Archaeological Museum in Bruges is a fun place to learn about the history of Bruges and the people who have lived there through the centuries. There are interactive learning centres, displays of archaeological finds, puzzles and games. It’s a great museum for children and adults alike and it’s guaranteed to keep everyone …

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In the Garden – Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

Dear Friends, I like to think of myself as a cultured beaver and I enjoy seeing lovely works of art in beautiful surroundings. The Ballarat Botanical Garden has a collection of marble statuary that ticks all the boxes for me. In the late 1800s the town boomed as a result of the gold rush and the wealthiest citizens …

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