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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Wagga Wagga September 5th 2015

Another nice day for a white wedding 5th September. I peeled my eyes open and as usual Andy brought me a cup of tea, I felt rough this morning, my cold had landed on my chest. I needed to get on top of this as I am doing photographs for the bride and groom today, I gave them a commitment and despite how I felt, it would all happen and besides we were looking forward to another country property wedding. Helen had already very kindly raided her medicine cabinet, I had every possible cold and flu remedy on hand, by the time I got out of bed I was feeling almost human again. I appeared in the kitchen to find Andy and Helen, Robert had already gone out to do sheep things, farm life never stops ... read more
Robert and Helen
The Celebrant
Mrs Kangaroojack

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Nangus September 4th 2015

Last night when I left off we spoke about role reversal and I promised to go into that a little bit more today. I didn't get to sleep straight away last night, my cold was starting to take hold of me and I had really hoped to walk up Mount Taylor with Susan this morning, this is one of my favourite treats of coming back to Canberra. An invigorating way to start the day and any long weekend here (unless Mount Ainslie is closer). Unfortunately that was not going to happen today my cold was getting its hooks in to me and I thought about sweating it out and then thought better of it, I didn't want to risk the weekend festivities. Susan was dressed in her gym kit and folding washing, she was keen to ... read more
Who Looks Content?
Kimba Relaxing on the Veranda
Caroline Sizing up the Tractor

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth September 3rd 2015

The flying Kangaroo I had just buttered my very last cracker, or to be specific the last cracker in a packet of two cracker’s and when I said cracker I was not talking about one of the cabin crew on this Qantas flight. The last piece of cheese was ceremoniously placed on the cracker, as would a crown be placed on a king or queen, I am seated in 20a and Caroline was in 20b , but she had moved to 20C so we could have a bit of space, remember when I said that we can make a hotel room looked totally lived in in about 5 minutes, well we have the same ability on a jet, as I take time to describe the middle seat between the two of us this is exactly what ... read more
The Flying Kangaroo
The Flying Kangaroo
The Flying Kangaroo


Saturday morning arrived and it was time to go home. Looking out onto the balcony there was a blaze of green where it used to be white with snow, the only snow left seemedto be the big chunk that was on our balcony and roughly the same size as it was when we arrived. We have come full circle this week with the weather and got exactly what we wanted. As I had packed mostly the night before, all we had to do this morning was put the final bits and pieces in the cases, it was a tight squeeze, but somehow we managed, not that we had that much more to take home with us than when we came, packing for winter holidays takes up so much more room than summer holidays. One last check ... read more
Wombat at Ronnie Creek
Juvenile Tasmanian Devils
Cute Tassie Devil!


We woke early, as today was our last day full day in beautiful cradle mountain, it was raining and the weather report said it was going to rain all day, but we were not deterred, not when there are Wombats to see. We drove down to the main lodge as we wanted out breakfast, and sat in a window seat and watched the weather roll in. The open fire was crackling away, and as we looked out we commented that there seemed to be a lack of wildlife, no pademelons, no Wombats, so when it snows they come out to forage, but when it rains they seem to stay inside. I have been reading a book called the “Secret life of Wombats” written about a 15 year old school boy who went to a privileged school ... read more
A Small Piece of Austria
A Small Piece of Austria
A Small Piece of Austria


Morning All, The last blog had a title called” Freezing the Balls off a Brass monkey”, which was rudely interrupted when we I had to go to bed as we were just so tired and the blog was sort of cut short because of this. The Blog Title was not intended to be rude, but describe how cold it was in Tasmania, ah Beautiful Tasmania, I type this addition or completion to our blog original blog at 06.00 on Saturday 29th August, Caroline is sleeping in bed and I am just about to get ready for a 07.30 HF radio broadcast (Sked) Back to why we are here, I said that I would explain where this Colloquialism of “Freezing the Balls off a Brass Monkey” came from, I had something in the back of my mind, ... read more


Freezing the balls off a Brass Monkey At Last, today was the first day the snow and ice had sufficiently receded to allow us in to the National Park park, we We were up at our usual lazy time and got down to breakfast at about 9.00 we both had a hearty breakfast, it's buffet style and excellently done, they have a very good coffee machine which makes it nice and easy and good coffee. After breakfast we formulate a plan, we head back to towards the car, we are already prepared to go straight out and we had decided to try to get to Dove lake today if the Parks people had opened the road, on the way we find a wombat near the fire hydrant, it is just having a waddle about and also ... read more
Freezing the Balls of a Brass Monkey
Freezing the Balls of a Brass Monkey
Freezing the Balls of a Brass Monkey


I checked my watch it was 3am on the nose, despite having set my alarm for 5am subconsciously I did not want to oversleep this morning as we were meeting Mark down at the Lodge to head up to Dove Lake for the Sunrise. The weather conditions were meant to be a perfect high this morning, apparently they only get this specific weather pattern every couple of years, but this year it should be the second time. Eventually my alarm went off, I set it to snooze, then 15 minutes later Andy got out of bed to put the kettle on. I stayed in bed a while longer before getting ready. I had prepared everything last night, including my clothes so I did not have to think. Except we couldn't find the car keys and must ... read more
This is Living !
This is Living !
This is Living !


I think Andy wants to call this blog "you get less for Murder" It still looks like we are going nowhere today, the snow is still pretty thick on the ground, the roads don't seem to get cleared it all happens naturally. It is still amazingly pretty from our cabin window, a huge slab of snow is overhanging the roof onto the balcony, the icicles are dangerously posed to kill with one wrong move. No early start to today, we just eased into the morning, I made a cup of tea, apparently the one day in the year that I should make the morning tea, perhaps I should mention now that today's date is the very reason that we are here on Cradle Mountain, 25 years ago today, Andy and I got married in Romsey Abbey, ... read more
Getting Less for Murder
Getting Less for Murder
Getting Less for Murder

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Cradle Mountain August 17th 2015

So it was still raining pretty hard when we went to bed last night, I read for a while and despite feeling tired, when I put my Kindle down I could not sleep. Perhaps it was the 2 hour time difference having an effect, we didn't feel it last night and we were awake pretty early this morning. Anyway, eventually disturbed sleep followed, I checked my watch it said 4.30am, I felt as if I had not slept. Andy said "it's been snowing!" I got out of bed to look and sure enough there was a pretty white covering of fresh snow on the balcony and the trees. It looked beautiful in the darkness. Feeling the chill in the room I turned the fire on, well it would warm the room for when it was getting ... read more
Can't Fix Stupid!!
Can't Fix Stupid!!
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