Category Archives: travel

Crocodile Rock Part 1

Dear Friends, Have you seen the movie “Crocodile Dundee”? It’s one of my all time favourites. That man is so cool, calm and collected – a lot like me actually.  I wanted to walk in the footsteps of Mick Dundee, so I called into the Walkabout Creek Hotel at McKinlay in outback Queensland. Just like …

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Come Fly With Me

Dear Friends, You know how much I love doing work experience. It’s great fun to walk in someone else’s shoes for a day. When I went flying with Sam from Kingfisher Tours at Kununurra, I thought my secret ambition to be a pilot was about to be fulfilled. We were going to fly this six …

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Bananarama

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen something that is larger than life and been a little disappointed? Do you remember when I went to the Big Banana hoping to find the biggest banana split on record, only to have my dreams dashed? It was a sad day. Thankfully my belief in bananas has been restored – …

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Slow Boat

 Dear Friends, You know how much I enjoy doing work experience. It’s great fun to spend a day in someone else’s shoes. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and let that person just get on with it. That’s what Manny and I thought when we sailed from Bruges to Damme on the paddle boat Lamme …

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Life in the Fast Lane – Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

Dear Friends, My favourite ride at Tokyo Disneyland was Space Mountain. Even with my Fast Pass it took some time to get to the front of the queue, but I whiled away the time by watching as each car full of daring riders came to a screeching halt. It took no more than a few seconds for …

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Speed of Light – Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur

Dear Friends, This week I went for a ride on the Shinkansen, more commonly known as the Bullet Train, from Hakone to Tokyo. The Shinkansen is able to reach a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour. I don’t know if we actually travelled that fast but once we started everything was a blur. My personal assistant Mrs …

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Sky High

Dear Friends, I know what you’re going to say when you see this photo. At first glance it looks like the Eiffel Tower has had a makeover and turned a brilliant shade of orange. Well, you’re sort of right but completely wrong! This is Tokyo Tower, a communications and observation tower in the centre of …

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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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Up We Go – Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

Dear Friends, You know I’m always up for a challenge, especially if it’s a little out of the ordinary. So when the opportunity arose to climb the Eiffel Tower, I couldn’t resist. Now, I know what you’re thinking…millions of people climb the tower every year. This is true. But not so many have done it …

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Food For Thought…

Dear Friends, As you know, I love food – especially sweet food. In fact, it would be appropriate to say I am eating my way around the world, and I know from your comments that many of you have joined me in this quest. Yvonne, Elaine, Janet and Leanne also expressed some concerns that I will soon have to …

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