November 2015

This transit day

The Officer announced gravely, “looks like we have a problem here”. Those are not the words you want to hear as you try to move through UK Immigration. Having just spent 2 weeks enjoying a break in Brussels and Antwerp (with a side to Rotterdam) it was time to head…

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Musings of a 56 year old

Tomorrow I will be 57. Except that I turned 57 yesterday because I’m in the Northern Hemisphere and I was born in Australia (so grateful for that). But for the moment I am still 56 where I am right now, which is Antwerp. It’s funny how we turn out isn’t…

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Let’s go to Brussels…..

We were nearing the end of our house sit in Walton on Thames with a 2 week break before the next commitment in Pekham. We love house sitting and caring for the gorgeous pets, however it is an enormous responsibility and a level of pressure and concern, so it would…

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Brixton, London, SW2

Our 10 day stay in Brixton was all about catching up with Adam and meeting his beautiful fiancée, Jacque, in person for the first time. The added bonus was meeting Jacque’s mum and stepdad, Deb and Tom, who traveled over from Denver at the same time. Tom’s cousin Frederique even…

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Staying in the bunker today

This morning we awoke to the devastating news of last night’s Paris tragedy and attacks in Lebanon. We watched it being reported on the BBC. It was difficult to drag ourselves away from the TV but we needed to leave our house-sit flat and take Tuck out for his morning…

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More in Morpeth

We probably wouldn’t have considered staying for any length of time in Morpeth if it hadn’t been for this house sitting assignment. We’d just pass through, maybe spend a night in a B&B, a quick look around the town. For 2 weeks in October we relief-managed the Riverside Guesthouse so…

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Halloween

Halloween in my Australia isn’t much more than a bunch of kids, hopefully under adult supervision, knocking on the front doors of neighbours asking for lollies. I remember when Adam was little he and some of the local kids would go around our street trick or treating (Adam called it…

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