To catch an emu

I took my twin’s kids to the local wildlife park, Currumbin Sanctuary, and we had a blast seeing all the natives.  We cuddled a koala and watched them sleepily eat eucalyptus for breakfast.  We fed plates of milky stuff to screeching, messy lorikeets.  We patted lounging kangaroos who were thoroughly uninterested in our affections or … Continue reading

Nice tan

I was home for nearly 3 weeks at Christmas.  It was great to see the family, play board games with them, cavort with my nieces and nephews, and swim at the beach nearly every day.  The flight was 30 hours long but the whole journey was worth it because the first thing that my housemate said … Continue reading

Slip ‘n Slide

I recently engaged myself in the traditional Australian pastime of slip ‘n slide. The basic premise of this activity is to lay down some plastic, get it wet and then throw yourself upon it. As you may imagine, injuries can be commonplace, so it is only with a high degree of skill and experience that … Continue reading