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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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Shiny Happy People

Dear Friends, I’ve been learning on the job again, this time at the Happiest Place on Earth. That’s right; I’m now a fully trained employee of Tokyo Disneyland. Recently I joined my fellow cast members, as Disney employees are known, in some practical training in customer service and ride organisation. I was fortunate to spend …

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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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Say My Name

Dear Friends, Am I the only person in the world who sometimes sees a person’s name and thinks “Thank goodness my parents didn’t call me that”? For instance, I met this guy recently – his name is Ronald McDonald. What WERE his parents thinking?? How embarrassing to have rhyming names. He was very cheery though and it didn’t …

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Let’s Have Another Cup Of Coffee – Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

Dear Friends, I often share with you beautiful places I’ve been to combined with some exotic food or exquisite dessert I’ve been eating. So you might be surprised to learn that there’s something I really enjoy…and that’s camping in the summer. Camping means simple food that tastes great. Here’s my favourite – a steaming cup …

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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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Somebody’s Watching Me

Dear Friends, For a long time I’ve had a theory about ducks and recently I conducted a scientific investigation into their innate ability to seek out those who have food in their possession. First I needed to find a nice peaceful place to stop for morning tea, with a lake and picnic tables and not …

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Sail On Sailor

Dear Friends, Have you ever been mistaken for something completely different than what you are? I’ve been mistaken for a Canadian beaver and a teddy bear in the past, which is not so surprising. But I was absolutely astounded when a canal boat captain in Bruges thought I was his tip! Let’s go back to the beginning of …

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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

Dear Friends, When I’m in London I love seeing the big, red buses. They’re instantly recognisable and famous around the world: just like me. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this on the side of a bus. They must have known I was in town! Justin.

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Streets of London – Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life

Dear Friends, One of the most exciting thing about London is the atmosphere on the streets. I met these three interesting fellows on a street near Covent Garden: The first was very dapper, in a metallic kind of way. The second really did look old and established. I think he’d been standing on that street for a very long time. …

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