Tag Archives: Travel

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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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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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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Dressin’ Up

Dear Friends, When visiting somewhere special it’s important to dress appropriately for the occasion, and there could be no occasion more special than spending a day at Disneyland. This week I went to Tokyo Disneyland! The rides were fantastic and the parades were spectacular but what I enjoyed most was the people-watching. Disney dress-ups were …

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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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All That Glitters – Weekly Photo Challenge – Dreamy

Dear Friends, Have you ever spent time daydreaming about how you would spend your winnings when your lucky numbers come up? Or making plans for when Fortune unexpectedly comes knocking on your door? I thought Lady Luck had smiled on me the day I found this enormous gold nugget just lying around in the grounds of the Royal Perth …

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Don’t Look At Me!

Dear Friends, Look at this bird…he’s trying to hide and hoping that if he can’t see you, you can’t see him. He’s hiding because he is very rude! I know I’ve had issues with birds in the past, but this bird took things to a whole new level. His behaviour was disgraceful and his manners…well they …

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Thorn Tree In The Garden

Dear Friends, When I think of cactus, this type usually comes to mind. It’s like the ones you see in the desert. Now look at these thorny barrel cacti I found at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Who would have thought they grew in such amazing shapes? This snake cactus gave me the creeps – I kept imagining …

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The Heat Is On

Dear Friends, Strange things have been happening in Kuirau Park in the centre of Rotorua. First I saw this sign. What’s so dangerous about thermals? I wear my thermal underwear all the time in winter! Then I noticed steam rising from the water of this lake. The water looked so inviting, like a giant hot tub. It was crystal clear …

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