Here we go again….

The Monday before 'ANZAC Day', I happened to turn on my mobile/cell phone, and surprise, surprise, I had a text message from Nurse Percy, who some of you have met on these pages, from time to time. It was a few days old, and was to remind me that I was overdue on my bi-annual … Continue reading Here we go again….

To the few…

Please don't think I'm being rude and ignoring you, and your posts/blogs. I have been feeling somewhat unwell of late, and exceedingly tired to make matters worse. I'll not bother with the details now.  I'm just as likely to go into them when I'm up to it, and bore you to death. My email box … Continue reading To the few…

The enthralling, continuing, saga of ‘The Mermaid’ .

Disaster has been averted. My reputation salvaged. The Mermaid is whole again. "How has this been accomplished?" I hear you/y'all ask.  "Very simple" I reply. Disperser to the rescue!  When reading of my distress, and despair, at the task ahead of me, in the previous episode, disperser at great inconvenience to himself; scoured the WWW, … Continue reading The enthralling, continuing, saga of ‘The Mermaid’ .

Bush-Walking with the Grandkids

Here’s a great blog from the Garrolous One, some great photos of the ‘Gong’ and surrounds.
Pity I wont get to see this when I take up permanent abode there!

For those interested in birds, like disperser, there’s some shots of the Australian Lyre bird , the very bird I was telling him about recently.

The Reluctant Retiree

Two years age separates our grandchildren, but in this shot, the camera has captured them as twins!

According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney and its eastern seaboard neighbours had the wettest March since 1975. It was getting to where I considered buying a raincoat and wellingtons. Of late though, our autumn weather has been spectacularly pleasant. Today, for example, is 22’c / 71’F with clear, sunny skies punctuated with fluffy clouds.

The perfect conditions to have two of the grandchildren for a four day visit. The first two day’s activities centred around the beach followed by the swimming pool, but on the third day, we packed a picnic lunch and went off exploring.

We started with a drive up into the escarpment behind us, to take in the scenery from the Mount Keira lookout.

In the below shot, you can see the main road snaking up Mount Ousley…

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