Category Archives: Travel

And Then There Were Two (Black Hats)

I’m pleased to have one Shaoxing Hat from the city south of Shanghai, but I’ve found another one. I am sure I didn’t buy two. Where did the second one come from?
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What Was Lost is Found

Travel Souvenirs I’ve just moved into a new unit north of Brisbane – much smaller than my previous accommodation. It gives me an opportunity to look at some of the many souvenirs I have from my travels. One small item had … Continue reading

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Strange Things Happen

A brief meeting over 12 months ago at Ross River Resort, and a chance meeting with another friend of mine in hospital – a rare co incidence. Continue reading

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More House Sitting

Travelling and House Sitting That’s what I do.  I love Travelling and House Sitting.  I have been house sitting for most of the year – mainly in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland.  This week I moved into a lovely … Continue reading

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Chinese Ceremony

Do you like ceremony? Chinese Ceremony of any sort impresses me.  They have many ceremonies in their culture. As some of my readers will know, I lived and taught in China way back in 2008  and 2010.  I just so … Continue reading

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End of Autumn

The End of Autumn 2018. It’s the end of Autumn. Winter is coming.  It’s days away.  I love it that I live in Queensland.  Cold weather does not impress me!  I was born in Adelaide and spent the first 18 … Continue reading

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Beast from the East

What?!! The Beast from the East!? Why was it so cold in London?  I knew when I planned my trip that it would not be warm like Brisbane – and I thought I had prepared for it.  I needed summer … Continue reading

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Visit to Hampton Court Palace

King Henry and Hampton Court Palace. One day, yes, one of the cold “beast from the east” cold days, my cousin and I went to visit Hampton Court Palace.  It was a short train ride from Surbiton and another short … Continue reading

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To London to See the Queen

Dubai to London The flight from Dubai to London to see the Queen (that is what I told myself)  left in the afternoon – around 2 pm.  It was a pleasant 8-hour flight, and on landing, I was soon in a … Continue reading

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Why visit Dubai?

Why Dubai? Why not visit Dubai? My decision to go to London was made rather hurriedly.  I had the money and I wanted to see more closely the co-housing project at Barnet, in north London, and I had some “free … Continue reading

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