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The end of the "Big Trip"....

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 11 Jul 2010 | Views [301]

Well here we are at the end of the "Big Trip" it has all gone too fast and we are sad to be returning home but really looking forward to seeing our family again. Ten weeks away has been a long time and we have many wonderful memories as well ... Read more >

The Island of Zakynthos....Greece

GREECE | Sunday, 4 Jul 2010 | Views [526]

Well we were determined to get to the Mediterranean one way or another!! We had a quick search of the internet and were absolutely overwhelmed with the choices of destinations, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Morocco, Tunisia and of course all the standard ... Read more >

more family times.....

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | Views [377]

Today we had to catch up on the usual washing etc.. so we had an easy few days planned, some jobs and a family visit or two. We visited my Auntie Margaret, on my dads side of the family, and spent a few hours with her and her daughter one of my cousins ... Read more >

The Lake District and Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 27 Jun 2010 | Views [309]

We traveled north of Runcorn to a beautiful area called the Lake Districts, best described as an area of national park with large lakes and beautiful towns. One of the larger lakes was the spot that they used to time the water speed record back in the ... Read more >

Runcorn and family......

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | Views [363]

Well we finally arrived on the 16th June in Runcorn, my old home in England, we were met at the train station by Lesley my cousin and Tony her husband, we haven't seen them since they came out to OZ for a holiday a few years ago. They took us to my ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Views [363]

Everywhere we go you hear a lot of foreign accents, London is really a cross roads for lots of different nationalities. Well we are back in an English speaking county again, or are we? we are not hearing much English spoken, lots of German and eastern ... Read more >

Leaving the Cottage...

FRANCE | Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | Views [350]

The time to leave France was getting closer by the day, we were getting sadder by the day however we had a visit from Marilyn, the nice lady that owned the cottage, she was over from Melbourne and visited to make a few minor improvements, new carpet ... Read more >

Mortain....& the DDay festival

FRANCE | Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | Views [432] | Comments [1]

Nice sunny day today so we opted for a bit of exploring on foot. Mortain is a small town only 8km from the cottage, we can see it high on a hilly ridge from the window by the dining table, until now we had only driven through it on the way to somewhere ... Read more >

Walking the greenway....

FRANCE | Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | Views [426]

Time for some exercise after weeks of bread, wine and cheese (pain, vin and fromage) I needed to stretch my legs, around the district where we are staying they have turned a disused light railway system into walking and biking tracks that reach out between ... Read more >

Normandy Beaches

FRANCE | Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | Views [429] | Comments [1]

The last few days have been spent taking it easy, short trips to local towns and enjoying the peace and quiet of our little cottage. I must share one story with you, last Wednesday we made our first, how do you say "menu" faux pas (stuff ... Read more >

Brittany and back....

FRANCE | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Views [531] | Comments [1]

Well we set off on Friday 21st May to Brittany to see my cousin Janette and family. Our first stop was the port city of St Malo, what a beautiful place, this was the largest city outside of Paris we had been to so far. The original old part of ... Read more >

Mont St Michel....

FRANCE | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Views [493]

What a great day, (18th May) we headed of early to visit the Abbey of Mont St Michel, a very imposing place built on a rocky island that is totally surrounded by water at high tide. The building was thought to have started around 708AD and became a Benedictine ... Read more >

Normandy and the cottage.

FRANCE | Thursday, 20 May 2010 | Views [524]

Well we are finally here in Normandy at the little cottage (14th May), or as the locals call it, La Chateau or Petite Maison. It is everything we thought it would be, peaceful and quiet, surrounded by fields and a few farm houses. The village of Fontenay ... Read more >

Paris at last...

FRANCE | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [476] | Comments [2]

The flight from Malaysia was very comfortable, we traveled in the premium economy seats which are the equivalent of 1st class, the seats lay back like a bed and are very wide, like 1st class but without the extras. Well worth paying the extra dollars.... Read more >

KL Part 2

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 9 May 2010 | Views [414]

Well after a few more days in KL we have been having fun, the shopping is fantastic; everything from the markets where you can haggle for a good price or if this is not your scene there are many shopping malls, large multi-story places where the prices ... Read more >

First stop Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Friday, 7 May 2010 | Views [856] | Comments [1]

We we finally hit the road or in our case the airways. We left Perth for Kuala Lumpur or as everyone calls it KL. The flight on Air Asia was enjoyable although there were a few too many kids on the plane to really relax, the noise level was pretty ... Read more >

Photos: Big Trip

FRANCE | Friday, 7 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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False Start

USA | Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | Views [487] | Comments [2]

Well what happened, we departed Australia as planned albeit under a cloud of ill health. Just weeks prior to departing Yogi had developed a complication from his successful Lapband operation (he has lost 40 kilos to date). We thought all would be well ... Read more >

Almost time to depart

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [440] | Comments [1]

Well we are finally getting very excited, the days have not gone quick enough. What started out as a bold decision several months ago is finally here we don't know whether to be scared or elated! The decision, at the end of the day, to go away for ... Read more >

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