Sights of Sydney: Day 3

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  Tuesday was the highly anticipated day we were going to Taronga Zoo!! and we were delighted that both the older boys were able to join us.  Adding to the excitement was the fact we were traveling by ferry all the way; up … Continued

Sights of Sydney: Day 2

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  We set out Monday morning for our second leg of ‘playing tourists in Sydney‘ to find that work on the tracks was still happening as Monday was a Public Holiday. For my o/seas readers, Boxing Day, the day after … Continued

Sights of Sydney: Day 1

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When we made the decision to spend Christmas in Sydney with our lads we decided it was also an opportunity to have a holiday. Though we are occasionally in Sydney to visit family we never have time to actually take … Continued

School of the Air

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Day 11- Monday 29th August Whilst in Mt Isa I was keen to visit the School of the Air, the educational program in which children who live in remote areas of Australia receive their education. Launched in the1950s, School of the Air is a combination of correspondence lessons and daily … Continued

Boats and Barramundi

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Day 10 – Sunday 28th August We began Sunday by attending Mass with family:)  It happened to be World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and as many women and children attended in their national dress it was easily apparent how … Continued

Up, Up and Away

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Day 9 – Saturday 27th August What an incredible sunrise to awake too!  Saturday Morning; my brothers, PC and our four eldest awoke in tents on a Cattle Station, an out of Mt Isa. My brother Chris’ microlight is stored … Continued

Underground Shelter

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Day 8 – Friday 26th August Friday morning we visited the Mt Isa Underground Hospital, built by miners during the 2nd World War.  After Darwin was bombed in 1942, Mt Isa who was only producing lead, were fearful they would be … Continued

An Oasis in the Desert

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Day 7 –  Thursday 25th August   Thursday morning ‘the boys’ enjoyed themselves gutting the kitchen of my brother’s rental property.  A property of rather eclectic colours, including red skirting boards and purple and green walls.  First though the kitchen had to … Continued

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