Tag Archives: Australia

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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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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Crocodile Rock Part 2

Dear Friends, After visiting Walkabout Creek Hotel, I was inspired to take up a new career as a crocodile hunter. Mick Dundee makes it look so easy in the movie. First I had to find some crocodiles. Even though there were plenty of warning signs, I didn’t spot a single croc until I got to …

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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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