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Must Fly

The time has come for me to make my trip to the UK for Dad’s investiture at Buckingham Palace. My suitcase is packed – lightly, but I am travelling with an extensive shopping list from Chief. Spending a total of 22 hours in the air is certainly an endurance test but at the same time, […]

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And So To Raffles

Having left Burnt Ends without room for even a wafer thin mint, Chief and I had just a few hours to find enough tummy room before indulging in a Sunday brunch at Raffles hotel.  This proved a challenge as eight of those hours were taken up sleeping off our dinner in a soporific stupor. Visiting one of the world’s […]

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Burnt Ends

One of our culinary adventures was an evening at Burnt Ends; a ‘modern Australian barbecue’ (yes I know we live in Australia and why would we – but Burnt Ends isn’t in Australia is it?)  The restaurant offers casual countertop seating so diners can be right on top of the kitchen action.  All the cooking […]

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Cable Ties and Cough Medicine

For most of our stay in Singapore we were based at One Farrer Hotel, located in Little India and I can highly recommend it.  The bed was large enough to accommodate a modest family of four.  Everything usually hand operated had a button to control it including blackout blinds and curtains. The Smart TV also had […]

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Singapore Here We Come!

Chief and I are taking off to Singapore for a few days and squeezing in some last minute late 50th birthday celebrations.  We thought we ought to stay at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and made a reservation for three of our nights, but after reading the reviews on it, decided against it.  You have […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

The subject of this week’s challenge couldn’t have come at a better time after the week Chief and I have had.  We are in need of some fun and thank you fellow bloggers for providing that today with the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Last year I was fortunate enough to spend the day at Patara Elephant […]

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Lennox Head

There is nothing better than enjoyng a last minute getaway and that’s exactly what Chief and I did last weekend.  Having secured the Friday off work and made arrangements to meet our friends from Sydney, we loaded up the car and headed three hours south of Brisbane to the northern NSW coast.  Our destination was Lennox […]

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Southern Thailand

Finishing off our travels with a photo gallery – I’ll leave the travel writing to the professionals!

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From Elephant to Golden Triangle

Having sat on an elephant for the first time in my life I was feeling stiffness in places I didn’t even think I had muscles so jumping on and off a mini bus the following day was probably not the best recovery plan.  Nevertheless, that’s exactly what we did as we joined the tourist trail […]

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The Elephant Keeper

Today I scrubbed an elephant with a nail brush.  It reminded me of that prison punishment when prisoners are made to scrub the toilet with a toothbrush.  The difference being I was in seventh heaven! Now in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, it was time for our day at Patara Elephant Farm – […]