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Jan 23 2014

Cows are more dangerous than sharks

How much do we really know about cows? Sure, they hang out in groups and follow the leader, but then again, so do the Mafia.

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Jan 16 2014

Jumping castles, inflatable mazes and art – more Sydney Festival

Another Sydney Festival has come and gone – at least for me, the Festival continues until 27 January. I saw a few shows, wandered around city, jumped on a jumping castle and wandered through an inflatable maze. And, as always, I marvelled at the majesty of language used to describe what is happening. Or should …

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Jan 13 2014

Sydney Festival time

Christmas is over and we’re back from the farm. Next on the list of summer traditions is the Sydney Festival. Every year a girlfriend comes up from Canberra to stay, and, along with a few other friends, we head out to festival shows and events. It’s not just the Festival, the whole atmosphere of the …

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Nov 29 2013

How to pack for a camping trip (with luxuries)

“Everything has to have more than one use” is Doc’s mantra when we go camping. He also says that they have to be tough and unbreakable. I disagree (no surprises there), I have some single use items (and some breakable ones) that are absolutely essential, but which until we started travelling together Doc wouldn’t have …

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Nov 28 2013

Singing in the car makes you happier

I was caught singing in the car again. “So what?” you might well ask “Everybody sings in the car.” Well, yes, lots of people do. But I have a convertible and I had the roof down. And I can’t hold a tune – I can’t even get near it. When my kids are in the …

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Sep 10 2013

Botany Bay

One of the great things about La Perouse is the beaches. Regardless of which way the wind is blowing, you can find a sheltered beach. And they’re perfect for families, with white sand and no surf. And there’s a barbecue and picnic area at Frenchman’s with a children’s playground. Even on a Thursday there were …

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Sep 09 2013

From the harbour to the bay – and Anglo-French relations

This tour of Sydney is quickly turning into a trip down memory lane. Not deliberately, but because I really have seen lots of Sydney – and have family connections to it. Even though I haven’t been through the Opera House yet, I decided to leave the city and travel to Botany Bay. Another major landmark …

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Sep 05 2013

Sydney’s No 1 tourist attractions

If you’re going to experience Sydney you might as well start at the beginning , a very good place to start so they say. And for modern Sydney the beginning is The Rocks. I’ve always loved Australian history, but even in primary school was a bit disquieted about the glossing over of any reference to …

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Sep 05 2013

Lesson No 1 – Public transport ticketing in Sydney is a nightmare

I love outback Australia. I’ve done a few trips to various places and am planning my next, but in the meantime I figured if I can’t get out and travel, then how about I bring travel to me? So I’m sightseeing in my home city. As with many tourists, I decided to take in some …

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Sep 02 2013

Tourism at home

I’m travelling while still staying at home. When I was younger, my mother always said that when you live somewhere you never bother to really see it. She was right (but don’t ever tell her I said that). Really seeing your own city is not something we often do, probably figuring that we can do …

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