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6th February 2016

Hilary's
Hey guys, What a sad ending to Jim & Dawn's visit. Why didn't you give us a call ? (we were all at N & J's) as Jen would have been only too happy to help you all out with flights etc. and all the nitty gritty. You know you can do that anytime - you are family - but, understand that you probably felt that you would be intruding on her holiday time even tho' she was at work at that time :) Anyway, hope everything all worked out and that Jim and Dawn got back home safely. Looking trim, taut and terrific in your photo Andy. We won't recognise you soon. :) How did you go with your check-up with the cardiologist? Ted's is coming up in April. All fine here. Lots of love to you both. J xx
26th January 2016

for whom the bell tolls!!
'For whom the bell tolls'. Superb Metallica song! Cracking pics as always. Love the name 'lucky shag'! 😂 Andy did you get my email? Not sure if I have your most up to date email address.
19th January 2016

Ice Cream ...
Hi guys, Jen is the one to give you the run-down on Baskin Robbins - her all-time favourite ice cream from the States. A few stores are around over here now (Oz). :) Jxx
16th January 2016

it was not a nice day..i applaud you for going outdoors!
Yes, the hottest place on earth that day..yuck! I too am smitten with Wombats!
From Blog: We survived 45
14th January 2016
Taking it easy

Great animals!
Australia certainly has some wonderful, unusual animals, and that park looked great, even though a bit holiday crowded. And I can't even imagine making it through 45 degrees--you two have adapted well! Fun day for all!
From Blog: We survived 45
9th January 2016

Be Safe
You seem to be well prepared in case you need to get out quickly. Here's hoping that you stay safe and don't need to evacuate. You know I love your adventure down under. There is an Australian company here and we are hoping to get tickets to their Australia Day celebration. Time for me to wear my Akubra and Aussie T-shirt. Maybe take along my didg that I can't play.
9th January 2016

Our finest moments are in our darkest days - Aussie spirit
Thanks Caroline and Andy for this blog. As terrible as the fires are - I got stuck last night helping out in the Armadale one - these are the times when the Aussie spirit really shines. When the flames are out the war baby will do his thing again and help the people of Yarloop. As a community Western Australians make me so proud in times like this - glad to see you guys had contingency plans in place. I learnt one thing from the Roleystone fires, minutes and seconds can make the difference between life and death. Hoping like hell today gives us no lightning and a break in the weather - there will be something all of us can do in the coming days and weeks to help - happy to take a road trip with you guys when the roads open again down there to pitch in. Its what we do best :)
9th January 2016

Dark Days and Fine Moments
Hi Littlewing, thanks for your lovely message, I saw your offer to help out last night, even though we were not close to that particular fire, we are currently located near an area where fire broke out before Christmas, we are on a 5 acre bush property with 2 horses, dogs and birds. We will put together some basic necessity packs for male and female and take them to the drop off centre that you recommended, it is the least we can do at this stage. I think your idea to take a road trip when the time is right to go and help out sounds like a great plan, let's see what we can do and maybe we can get a few from our 4wd club to come too, some of them have been down to Grass Patch to help with Blaze Aid. Take care out there Cindy and hope to catch up soon. KJ. P.s. Dancing Dave mentioned you in one of the comments if you have not already seen it.
9th January 2016

The best firefighters in the world ...
Thank heavens we have them ... Have been watching your temperatures since before Christmas and the extreme weather conditions you have been having whilst we have been having a much milder Christmas/New Year season on this side and then the Big Wet. Tragic times for the people of Yarloop and Waroona and surrounding areas but thankfully, are in the best possible hands to help fight the foe. Like the Phoenix, the towns will rise again from the flames and, many will start over again - that's the Aussie spirit. Take care you guys and be ready to go if necessary. J xxx
9th January 2016

Fires
Keep safe whatever you do. Living as we do on the East coast next to the bush, bushfires are a fear at this time each year. This year the East has been wet while the South and West burn. Living in Oz is a lottery for bushfires...requiring safety first if it comes to be your turn. Thinking of Cindy and you guys at this time. Keep us posted.
16th December 2015

Felicitations
Hi Andy & Caroline, Was great to meet you this year when we were in Perth for a court case and to visit Cindy (littlewing). We wish you peace, prosperity and good health and thank you for your friendship. Hope we can return to your part of Western Oz in the not too distant future. Have a blast and best wishes from David & Denise in Sydney.
16th December 2015

Merry Christmas KJ
Hi Caroline & Andy, Merry Christmas to you both too! Hoping 2016 has plenty more adventures in store for you :-) Best wishes, Jo
16th December 2015

Merry Christmas to you also!
Have a wonderful holiday season and wishing you great adventures in the coming year.
16th December 2015

Getting into the lingo ...
Hi KJ, Now we know that you are truly dinky di Aussies, as you are getting the lingo down pat ... "Freo" (Fremantle) ... yep!! that that certainly qualifies. :) Busy as bees this end but the end-of-year schedule is starting to slow down now (thank goodness!). No camping this year (bah humbug!) but, a family Christmas at the Pratt's instead, as Justin has started new job so, no Christmas leave. Merry Christmas (thank you for your card) and happy holidays to both of you - you're always in our thoughts. With lots of love and Christmas Wishes. SkiSet & Co. xoxox
28th November 2015

Bah! Humbug!
How disappointing Andy, that you didn't get to soar ... but, at least you can take solace in the fact that your donation will go to a good cause. I am always amused by the fact that we now seem to live in an age when everything seems to have to have a fancy, schmanchy name these days, which often leaves you wondering just what it actually means or what it is that someone really does when their "official" title on their business card really doesn't give you any inkling as to what it is they actually do. :) Back in the "old days" it would just have been a gliding club and everybody knew what that meant, but today, it's a soaring society. Guess it's not too hard to make the same connection in this case but, guess I'm just old school and work on the principle of calling a spade a spade, then everybody knows what's going on. :) Sounds like you had a great time anyway even though you didn't get to soar with eagles. :) Love & hugs, J xxx
From Blog: Come Fly with me
19th November 2015

Man v Machine ...
Hi KJ, We so miss you guys over here. The thought that you were only 3 hours drive away when in Canberra and we could visit anytime we wanted was a good feeling, to now being more than 3 days away (and then some) is not quite the same. Not that we would drive but, you get my drift. :) Must Skype again soon as we miss your smiling faces. :) Once again, congrats Andy, on your weight loss. Yeah ... not eating will do it. :) Anyway, good luck in your further pursuit and a happy cardiologist on the 30th. :) All fine here. Jen's off globetrotting again for the next couple of weeks - business and pleasure. Love you guys. Jan xxx
19th November 2015

Man v Machine ...
Hi KJ, We so miss you guys over here. The thought that you were only 3 hours drive away when in Canberra and we could visit anytime we wanted was a good feeling, to now being more than 3 days away (and then some) is not quite the same. Not that we would drive but, you get my drift. :) Must Skype again soon as we miss your smiling faces. :) Once again, congrats Andy, on your weight loss. Yeah ... not eating will do it. :) Anyway, good luck in your further pursuit and a happy cardiologist on the 30th. :) All fine here. Jen's off globetrotting again for the next couple of weeks - business and pleasure. Love you guys. Jan xxx
16th November 2015

Go!! muscles ....
Congratulations Andy, on a job well done and, and I don't mean just the working bee and rock-laying. The loss of 22 kgs is a cause for celebration too. Well done!! But, keep this up and you'll blow away in the next stiff breeze. :) 33 deg here today after lots of rain and some lovely, more civilised, cooler temperatures this last week. Now back to the heat again (groan!). 38 deg tomorrow and 39 deg on Friday. Thanks for sending YOUR hot weather over. Roll on winter!! :) Lots of love to both. J & T xx
From Blog: Man Vs Machine
16th November 2015

Man Vs Machine
Hi guys, Great to hear from you, please send the heat back we love it. Yes the 22 kegs has been hard work, well not really all I had to stop was eating !! I want to get to 30 K's by 28th January which will be a year to the day when I started. Everyone asks me if I feel better and the answer is no, in fact I feel heavier, so the only aesthetic consolation I have is I am looking thinner. I don't have any more energy and I still like my nap, but mathematically I can demonstrate to myself I am 22 K's lighter. I has been an interesting journey and I have learned a lot about me, I do realise loosing weight punches a hole in your bank account as I keep having to replace cloths, still I suppose that is a positive because I must be healthier how ever you look at it. I have a big cardiologist appointment on the 30th of this month, so I want to get there in the best shape I can. Hope you and Teddy are all well and our love to you all. Andy
From Blog: Man Vs Machine
12th November 2015

congratulations
It was great to meet you guys and I hope if your in SA I would love to catch up
15th November 2015

Biting off more than we could chew
Hi Guys, Great to hear from you and thank you for the comments on the blog, We will get to S.A again, and we will catch up again, as it was equally great to meet you all. Equally if you are in W.A we will catch up. Our best regards Andy & Caroline
12th November 2015

congratulations
It was great to meet you guys and I hope if your in SA I would love to catch up
12th November 2015

Biting off more than we could chew
And what an adventure it has been - covered everything - not just in the travel sense. Appendix, strokes, hernias, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc. etc. etc.
12th November 2015

Lucky 7
Hi. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary. Of course you made the absolutely best decision to go to Australia. Better yet, keeping us 'wannbes' enthralled with your adventures. Keep up the great blogs, please. We are getting our first snow and temps of -4C, so winter is on the way.
12th November 2015

Lucky 7
Hi. Congratulations on your 7th anniversary. Of course you made the absolutely best decision to go to Australia. Better yet, keeping us 'wannbes' enthralled with your adventures. Keep up the great blogs, please. We are getting our first snow and temps of -4C, so winter is on the way.

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