Monday, 29 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Since the friends we are staying with know the owners of the park we got special treatment to visit the koala bears and to get up close to them
Above - a baby holding on to its mother and chewing on a eucalyptus leaf; below - an adult in a typical position in a tree
Above - Cai got to feed the adult; below Jenny holding one of the adults - a female called Crystal who is very cuddly
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
We were met at the airport by my old Plumtree friend Tim New who had had to "chuck a sickie" - take a day off work "sick" - to do so ! Reminded me of a book I read many years ago called "Lets Stalk Strine" - an amusing tome about how to talk Australian.
Saturday, 6 September 2008
It was one of the best rugby games any of us had ever watched and closely won by the Sharks to elevate them to the top of the standings
Gaye and Jenny celebrate the Shark's victory and a reunion after many years !
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Jenny and Cai were delighted to see Andrew and Clare's new baby, Leo Keith (second name same as Gordon's - both after Leo's granfather Keith Harvey)
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Highlight of the visit was the dolphin show which featured a total of nine dolphins in three separate group perfornaces - quite amazing
For Cai the other highlight was seeing a diver in one of the large tanks feeding the fish and many varieties of rays
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
First stop is Durban, South Africa where we are staying with Gaye and Peter Goodridge. Gaye and Jenny were at high school together at Eveline and it was through Gaye that Jenny and Gordon met back in 1974 ! Gaye and Peter were at the Eveline reunion in France in April so Jenny had seen them there but Gordon had not seen Gaye since 1988 and never met Peter before ! In the photo below we are celebrating at a Portugese restaurant called Mozambik in Ballito.
We also caught up with Gordon's aunt (Rita's sister), uncle and cousins who also live in Durban and who we had not seen for 20 years ! From left - uncle Pat, Jenny, Cai, cousin Chris and his wife Roseanne, Rita (also visiting), and cousin Marion.