Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Powerhouse Museum

Time for another museum in Sydney – this time the Powerhouse Museum – so called because it’s a converted electric tram power station – how cool is that? It’s a very interesting musuem, a bit of a mix of everything, … Continue reading

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Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos, a rather funny Pommie comedian came to Australia to do some shows. We got tickets. About a month before the event, the venue was changed – how did we know? We read it somewhere. Did the ticket … Continue reading

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The Royal Easter Show

The Royal Easter Show is a Sydney Institution –  every year at Easter – a cross between an old-fashioned county fair and a tacky funfair. A summary of attractions: junky food stalls funfair rides showbags – showbags are basically garish … Continue reading

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Anzac Day and 5 day weekend

This year had the unusual occurence of Anzac Day falling on Easter Monday. Remembrance of war trumps religion, so there was no Easter Monday, but rather what they called ‘Easter Tuesday’ – amazingly this meant a FIVE DAY BANK HOLIDAY … Continue reading

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Greenwich – Milsons Point walk

After our failure a couple of weeks before – we set off again to walk from Greenwich to Milson’s Point – this time we got the right weather and it was a very nice route – the highlight definitely being … Continue reading

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Spider caught in the act!

Look at this! How cool is this? One morning I found a spider in the middle of building a new web. He was halfway through and going at a cracking pace – I’ve never seen a ‘live web-spinning’ event before … Continue reading

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The Hunter Valley weekend

Went for a weekend to the Hunter Valley – which is famous for its wine tasting and fine-dining. We didn’t do that much fine dining, but plenty of wine tasting. It was really enjoyable – most of the tastings were … Continue reading

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