Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sunday 28th October – Wedding Planning with Frances

Another splendid spring day in Sydney. We have been very fortunate with the weather and only had to bring our waterproofs out once. Today was another slow, student-like start to the day – no complaints from my side. Jo went … Continue reading

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Saturday 27th October – Another Picnic in the Park (without the rain this time)

The weekend at last! After all the activity of our first week in Australia we deserved a rest. However, it was not to be. Jo had organised a picnic for some the House of Welcome refugee clients in a park … Continue reading

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Friday 26th October – Flowers on Friday

We had an early start as we went with Jo to the Sydney Flower Market to take a look at the flowers that could be used for the wedding. In fact it is a fruit and vegetable market as well … Continue reading

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Sea Plane Takes Off in Sydney Harbour

Great sight as the plane took off in rather gusty conditions.

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Thursday 25th October – Museum, Camp Cove and Curry

Wednesday had given us a taste of the sand and surf, so we had to have another fix. This time we thought we had better get a dose of culture inside us before stepping out into the waves again. The … Continue reading

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Wednesday 24th October – Which Way The Beach?

We had to do it…and so we did! We took Jo and Hamish’s car for a trip Bondi Beach, one of the trendiest beaches in Sydney and where beach volleyball was held in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Now we didn’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday 23 October – a Day of Contrasts

What a strange day. It all started on a train to Carramar where we were going to visit Jo’s work: The House of Welcome (www.houseofwelcome.com.au) which exists to provide a place of welcome, trust and friendship for asylum seekers and … Continue reading

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Monday 22nd October – Sydney in Springtime

After the calm comes the rain – or something like that – literally!  But not as bad as the hail in Perth when we were there in March 2010. After the relatively good weather at the weekend, torrential rain arrived … Continue reading

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Sunday 21st October – Sydney Park and St Stephen’s

Early wake-up call with the planes arriving at the airport – you can almost see the pilot having his breakfast as he comes into land. Went to visit the nearest park – it’s called Sydney Park – and has been … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th October – Sydney Day 1

Arrived! The immigration process in Sydney works well and we didn’t have to wait too long to get in front of the lovely people on the border. Cases came through quickly and we were on our way to customs – … Continue reading

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