Monthly Archives: July 2016

Planes, trains and automobiles … and a longship …

… will soon (10 sleeps!) be taking us to, and around, north-western parts of Europe. The first plane will take us from Melbourne to Dubai, where we will spend 48 hours. We have a short list of, mostly, inexpensive sight-seeing, … Continue reading

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In-digest: fortnight ending 17 July 2016

In the southern half of Australia, we are experiencing our most severe winter for several years, with plenty of rain, strong winds and low temperatures. So, while our Weber Q sits idly outdoors, Maggie and I have retreated to a … Continue reading

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French fish frolic

Our latest foray into the recipes from┬áMastering the art of French cooking took us into unfamiliar territory – poached fish. Not that I’ve never eaten fish that has been poached, I’ve just never thought to try it at home. And … Continue reading

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Election Night triumph for novice Pizza Party candidate

Here in Australia, we’ve just had an election for our national parliament. Despite my best efforts – one vote in each of the two assemblies – it became clear yesterday that the incumbent conservative government has been returned, albeit with … Continue reading


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