Maus and I have been busy of late (when I say busy, remember, everything is relative) so we decided we needed a break. Maus chose Augusta, a coastal town 1½ hour drive south west of us. We had a fab time.
We stayed at the local hotel (which is not recommended but was adequate). When booking in, Maus picked up brochures for local whale watching tours. I have had whale watching on my “must do list” for quite a while. We had intended to go to Albany later this winter for that purpose. I didn’t even know that you could go whale watching from Augusta. Continue reading
This is a post which has been sitting in Drafts for ages. I just hope I can remember how we made the dish.
I am sorry it has been so long since I have written a post. One reason has been lethargy and the other is that I have had computer problems or, more to the point, software problems. I will tell you about them in case you have the same, or similar, issues. It will save you hours in forums. Continue reading
It still works
This one definitely goes under “Rants and raves” heading ….
I have mentioned a few times that I watch a lot of soap making YouTube videos – though I am, at last, getting pretty bored with them. Continue reading
After my last post, my mate Al sent me this absolutely fabulous photo. It appeals to me on so many levels.
It is a photo of a Hills Hoist clothes line which has been taken over by a passionfruit vine. How Australian is that? An Australian icon covered in an Australian icon. Continue reading
One day’s gatherings
Australians just love passionfruit. I don’t know what it is, but we do. I am guessing it has something to do with the ubiquitous pavlova smothered in passionfruit pulp of our childhood. Continue reading
I know this is not a travel blog but I thought I would show you some of the better shots from our recent little holiday in Tasmania. We went for 2 weeks which was long enough to see the sites but, clearly, not long enough to see all the state has to offer. Maus hadn’t been before so we ticked off items on the “must see” list like Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Stanley, Launceston, etc. but, if we went again, we would skip these places and go on the less touristed path.
First stop was Eaglehawk Neck where you can see the absolutely amazing tessellated pavement. It is so hard to believe that this formation is all natural. At first, Maus thought it was an old convict building quarry where they had cut out building blocks and left their scar on the environment but, no, it is all due to tidal erosion. Continue reading
This household is over the rainbow that Australia has finally caught up with the rest of the world and legalised same sex marriage. Congratulations to all who campaigned for the change. It was a fight well won.
Society has come a long way in my adulthood. I remember marching for the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in the 70’s. My, how things have changed!
Of course, the less said about that ridiculous postal survey the better. I am sure the pain of it will lessen over time and we will only remember the victory.