Category Archives: The Sinnies At Home and Abroad

This category will reveal more personal adventures with friends and rellies.

WALKABOUT 52 – NEVER MIND THE WEATHER AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER…

At Jubb road the temperature was 44.7deg C on Monday – so hot we could have fried an egg on our car bonnet if we had had a car. Alas it is in Bentley, Perth with its engine in pieces … Continue reading

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Walkabout 46 – Model T’s and dead Toyotas: The Sinnies really go bush!

We spent an extra week in Broome, but not really in Broome. We set off to find a free spot nearby and came across a rest spot that appeared to be singularly uninviting and as we were leaving we noticed … Continue reading

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Walkabout 45 – Mad dogs and Englishmen … (Flanders and Swan)

Writing from Broome – I have a few stories to tell but will restrict myself a little… The new caravan is old news now and its attendant woes – it is now the car/Tardis.  Leaving Katherine where we relaxed very … Continue reading

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Walkabout 44 – Into the sunset and across the divide …

We headed west and west again to get to the Drovers’ Muster Festival in Camooweal on the Queensland / Northern Territory border after the Bowen market. It got flatter and dustier and so much warmer. Wonderful changes.  Towing our new … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Paule’s funeral

Ruth went to the funeral a week ago today, 3rd July. She took the family with her in spirit and was welcomed by the Glen Avent family as family. She joined the sisters in the chapel early in the morning … Continue reading

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Walkabout 42 – Hitting the road

Makes me think of our dear friends of the early 80’s Philip Donaldson and Tina Calamaris who sang that duet, Hit the road Jack!  They were some of the wonderful young people who marched, threaded, infiltrated, joined our lives in … Continue reading

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Walkabout 41 – Life is less…

…without Bella. She has been left with her ‘minder’ while we are away in South Africa. It is so strange not to have her perky presence somewhere near us. And her tail waving its white tip as she comes in … Continue reading

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Walkabout 39 – Old mates

Writing from a peaceful place again… how lucky are we.  At Diana and Geoff’s lovely home in Brisbane we lounge on the deck in suburbia and gaze out at their tropical garden with water feature and palms and suck in … Continue reading

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Walkabout 38 – perfection and change

A young magpie crossed my path in the Alstonville Showgrounds camping ground. It was unafraid of me so I saw it up close and personal. I marvelled at its perfect little shape, how each feather did what it had to … Continue reading

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Walkabout 35 – Writing in a different space

I feel as if I have stepped into a Tom Roberts painting – surrounded by beautiful gums, stripy pastel colour trunks, home to cockatoos and corellas and a couple of crows not to mention the cicadas – trying to decide … Continue reading

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