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Bondi Beach

On Thursday morning (Jan 17), we left the Blue Mountains, and headed across to the other side of Sydney to see Bondi, before beginning to head south. Allow me to just interject here. Now and then when you’re away from your homeland, you see something you’re totally not expecting to see. For example, the first…Continue readingBondi Beach

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The Blue Mountains

Ok, so where were we? Ah yes, Sydney! Internet access has been more sporadic than I had expected, so we’re a little behind on the updates. Anyway, we left Sydney on the Saturday morning (January 12th), to make a 2 hour journey north to a little place on the coast called ‘The Entrance’. Boydy, a friend…Continue readingThe Blue Mountains

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Sydney

If you really want to get to see and understand Ireland, don’t stay in Dublin. If you want to get an insight into Spain, don’t stay in Madrid. If you want to get a grasp of Chinese culture, don’t stay in Hong Kong. It’s the same all over the world. Sadly, many people really miss…Continue readingSydney

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The Big Adventure Begins

Well, as most of you are aware, we’re now on the road. After a couple of hours’ sleep on Sunday night, we woke up at 3am, got ready, and left just after 5am on Monday morning. This has been our schedule since then: Monday 11am – Arrived in Adelaide, and eventually found Magill Free Church (Free Church…Continue readingThe Big Adventure Begins

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5 Odd Things About An Aussie Christmas Day

Christmas. I just know you’ve been stuffing yourselves with Quality Street, and Celebrations! As for us, well, Christmas has been different this year. I mean, I knew it would be different, but it turned out more different from I expected. Please note, interpret nothing below as a complaint. I thoroughly enjoyed my Christmas this year. But it…Continue reading5 Odd Things About An Aussie Christmas Day

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The Blue-tongued Lizard

For those who follow the blog closely, you’ll know how I love to enrich your life with various snippets of wildlife information, dressed with photos taken by yours truly. Among those, there have been several reptiles. The other week, on a warm and sunny Spring day, Brecca began barking outside. We’ve got to the stage…Continue readingThe Blue-tongued Lizard

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Granda: “I’ll See You Later”

Some of you will recall a post I wrote last week, where I mentioned the situation with my grandfather. I appreciate all who have offered prayer on our behalf. It definitely has not been in vain. However, I received a phone call at 3:00am on Wednesday morning, from my sister, who informed me that ‘Granda’ (as we called…Continue readingGranda: “I’ll See You Later”

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The Strange Providences of the Lord

Strange indeed. Last night, while speaking on the phone to my mum, she informed me that my grandfather (her father), had been taken into hospital. This afternoon I got another call. I don’t know all the details of what has happened, but it appears my grandfather may be weakening, and most of the family (as far…Continue readingThe Strange Providences of the Lord

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Last Tuesday evening we had the privilege of seeing something we’ve never seen before, a total lunar eclipse. We’ve probably had them during my lifetime in the UK too, but I suppose there’s less chance of getting a cloudless night. Australia, however, hardly ever doesn’t have clear skies. Well, South Australia at least. Unfortunately though, we missed the…Continue readingTotal Lunar Eclipse

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The Wedge-tailed Eagle

Last Thursday we were invited to see some sheep shearing before we went to the Bible study and prayer meeting at Elliston. On our way up to the shed, travelling along a 16km lane, it was like driving through an Australian Safari! We saw wombats, emus, a fox, and various cool birds, including the magnificent…Continue readingThe Wedge-tailed Eagle