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Australia 2019 Pt VII: Fun & Games With The Family

Revisiting Australia was never really in my mind at all until last Autumn when my parents said they were going to visit my sister’s family in Melbourne. My mind then started to wonder if I could go too. Throw in … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VI: At One Of The World’s Most Famous Cricket Grounds But For A Different Ball Game

  One of the first things I did on my arrival in Melbourne back in 2001 was visit the iconic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) for a tour of the ground and the various museums within it. Live cricket followed the … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt V: Going Walkabout In The Wonderfully Named You Yangs

  A couple of months before this trip I sent out mails to check the availability of the dozen or so people I know that live in Australia. The vast majority of them have emigrated from England with one of … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt IV: The Art & Architecture Of Melbourne

Having stayed in Melbourne for a combined total of about five months over multiple visits, sightseeing was not too high on my list of priorities for this trip. There were of course some places I wanted to revisit as well … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt III: The Church Where Scott & Charlene Got Married In Neighbours!

It was the wedding that captured the hearts and minds of the UK when just under 20 million people watched Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charlene (Kylie Minogue) tie the knot in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours‘. It originally aired in Australia … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt II: Watching A Lot Of The F1 Australian Grand Prix On TV Despite Actually Being There!

The best place to view any Formula One race in my opinion is watching it on TV in your living room. This is exactly what I did between the late 1980’s and early 2000’s when the idea of actually going … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt VII – Melbourne Again

The 4.45am airport shuttle took me to Hobart Airport for my 6am flight back to Melbourne and I was surprised to bump into colleague Mark in the waiting lounge who i climbed Mount Fuji with. After a slight delay I was back … Continue reading

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