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Bright lights, medium sized city…

At last an update! The last two or three weeks have been spent visiting various folks around Brisbane, both in city and countryside environs. We foisted ourselves upon several sets of folks who probably had better things to do than entertain a couple of hopefully not too whingy poms. You know who you are, thanks [...]

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A little of what you fancy does you good.

I’ve rambled on here before about the merits of the BBC, so I won’t repeat myself. The problem is that if you try and use iplayer abroad it simply says “Not available in your country”. That’s because they look up every incoming computers IP address and can tell from that what country it is in. [...]

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Queensland here we come

We are now in Queensland, nicknamed the sunshine state. First sighted by Captain Cook back in 1770 and later named in honour of Queen Victoria, there was already a region called Victoria so I suppose this was the next best thing. Home to 4.5 million people it’s a place people migrate to from around Australia. [...]

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‘Twisting my melon man’ Australia style.

We’ve not posted many pictures lately so here are a few more. Over the last week or so we’ve been through several towns stopping here and there, we emerged near the coast at Lismore, where we visited the nearby small town of Nimbin. This really is the town that soap forgot.  It held a small [...]

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Random ramblings

So we’ve been away three months more or less. Time enough to take stock on what it’s like to be away from normal life for a while; to be on the Other side of life in fact. This site is also called that because one of my favourite songs bears the same name. It’s also [...]

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