Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, June 29, 2008


When you are young, you can't wait for a birthday to come.
When you are middle aged, you don't want birthdays to come.
When you are old, you are happy to have made it to the next birthday.
I had a birthday last week and I had a peek over my past.

I was born during the war in England
a shy 4 year old
on board the ship migrating to Australia-a real adventure
a happy Aussie 8 year old
the terrible teens
adulthood here I am
Just Married! in Papua/New Guinea
a new mum
family time
Gosh! 50 years old
enjoying the senior years

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


A few years ago we went to Perth on a wine tour. We visited the Swan Valley and Margaret River wineries. We took a train to Fremantle and a boat back to Perth.We also saw a working sheep station and Cape Llewellyn,where two oceans meet.
Perth from Kings Park
An English mall in Perth

the town tourist tram
the train to Fremantle
Historic buildings in Fremantle
Cape Llewellyn
where two oceans meet
a Margaret River vineyard
a Margaret River winery
a working sheep station

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Last year we visited Alice Springs and surrounds. The red, ancient landscapes were awe inspiring.
The main street.
the dry river bed
Alice Springs from ANZAC Hill
The Voyages Resort
The Ghan
The Alice Spring, which really isn't a spring but just a waterhole
Standley Chasm
The Kings Canyon
Kata Tjuta

Sunday, June 15, 2008


This weekend we had a birthday celebration at Jupiter's Casino on The Gold Coast.We stayed at the Conrad Hotel at the casino.
the casino
we took a ride in the monorail
the monorail was made in Bill's hometown in Switzerland-Thun
we walked to the beach where there were many tourists
we saw the sunset on the Q1 building, the spire makes it taller than the Eureka in Melbourne
next morning we go up
the Q1 building
the observation deck

looking south
looking west

looking up
looking down

Friday, June 13, 2008


Melbourne is one of our favourite cities. A pity about the weather.

The Eureka Building, the tallest viewing deck in Australia.

The view from the Eureka building towards Albert Park and Lake

Albert Lake

Melbourne is famous for it trams

Federation Square

St Kilda

China Town

great food

Old Gaol

Old Gaol

Pub life