a happy new year

Aussie Xmas Tour
An Aussie Xmas Tour…

We’re about to greet the new year and I want to shout out a G’day from stinking hot Adelaide.

Don’t be fooled by the home-made version of our tree for this year… we’re not in gay Calamiac, we’re down here in Oz.  And on the eve of Christmas, our family’s old tree, after 40 years, decided to hang up its boots – so Lilas and I put together a ‘Xmas Tour’!  It’s a wonder what you can find in a shed full of old boxes…

And I must say it’s thanks to you, Mum, that we have a ‘tree’ this year.  Much to my objections, you put up this tower, festooned with ribbons as part of the decorations for our post-elopement-wedding party.  Did I squirm! – wondering what the Frenchies would think… But it was a hit, and thanks to you, it’s come out in full glory again.

Bonnes Fetes and Happy Days for 2014…

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Bonne Annee for 2012!

xmas tree adelaide

Yes it’s been a while.

It’s now even 2012!

So a Happy New Year to you, full of good health, love and happiness

Since all the excitement of the last post…  (way back then in November!?!!) with my bro asking ‘what’s with the Aboriginal flag?’ and a mate describing Benjamin as looking like Braveheart, a few km’s have been covered.   I haven’t been blogging, but I’ve been busy snapping and am now itching to finally share the last month and a bit.  Wanna guess my whereabouts?!?

It all started out like this…

la tour eiffel
my first ever sighting of this beautiful monument from the sky... the Eiffel Tower
old aussie young aussie
these guys look like they're heading for home
land ahoy
blues skies, looks like we're getting there

Now for some real clues.

wide streets in the burbs
streets in the suburbs
the fruits in season
hills hoist
a backyard 'hills hoist'
king gees?
could that be King Gee's and Blundstones?


You must have it by now.

If not, take a look in the backyard…

out in the backyard
out the back
good coffee, good bubbles (what WAS I thinking having a Frenchie bottle up here! - thanks Kate and Hamish for a bloody good one), good breakfast, good beer, good Asian (thanks Kate R) and good gelati!

Yep, I’m HOME and so happy to be here!

I thought I should add that Davo is a big give-away… (how many years has Dad insisted on keeping his little mate in the yard?)

Oz here we come!

Happy 1st January and may 2012 be a great big good year.