It’s amazing that things we couldn’t do without only a few years ago now don’t even exist. When I say ‘a few’, that’s relative really. Continue reading
Enjoy the fireworks on new year's eve – roll on 2011
It’s been great, it’s been grand, but it’s time to move on. So 2010, thanks for the memories.
New Year’s resolutions? I think not. Let’s make it up as we go and, if in doubt, smile or better still, laugh out loud.
Our Chinese doctor’s words of wisdom: don’t worry (about things you can’t change), keep warm and drop down shoulders (de-stress) – pretty good advice really and easy to follow.
Back in the new year with more stuff that matters or not.
Beatlemania is alive and well in Vernon Canada
For those of us who actually remember the 60s, finding a shop full of memorabilia from that time is, well, nostalgic.
Vernon in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia Canada has its fair share of second-hand shops selling everything from Beatles LPs to suitcases that are incredible well travelled.
These days, travel luggage is so mass-produced and expensive too. This suitcase plastered with stickers from places far and wide has its own unique style.
Suitcase covered in stickers from around the world
But, don’t worry, some luggage manufacturer will get onto it and reproduce hundreds of thousands. But this is an original found at 30th Avenue Pawn, a second-hand shop in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
After-lunch table on a houseboat on the Hawkesbury River
We all look forward to Easter and the four-day break from busy daily schedules; it’s a time to take off to the beach or other destination, to catch up with friends or just take it easy. But travel over Easter in Australia – especially on the roads – can mean traffic jams, long delays and fractious nerves. Rather than taking the car, we opted for public transport for a trip to Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River to meet friends for lunch this past Easter Friday.
The train trip from Central Station takes an hour and is quite glorious, not to mention relaxing. Once there, we were spirited to the marina and onto the houseboat moored at the end of the pier. Champagne glass in hand, there was nothing more to do than enjoy the company as we watched the passing parade of boats chugging up and down the river. Divine!
It may be a cliche but the simple pleasures in life abound.
Susie and Bill's Christmas message 2009
Cheers to all friends, family and fellow bloggers this Christmas. It’s hard to believe that there are only 12 sleeps until Christmas Day. Hey, but I say that every year. It’s not called the silly season for nothing!
Off to a Melbourne Cup Luncheon
It’s Melbourne Cup Day in Australia and that means having a flutter on the Cup, dressing up in our favourite frocks, doning a feathered fascinator (or hat) and heading off for some frivolous fun.
Who’s going to win? Who knows? Who cares? The trainers, owners and jockeys do but I’m yet back the winner. Maybe this year! I’m hoping that one of Bart’s horses wins or if not, Alcopop: speaking of which, it is nearly time for my first glass of champagne.