Out with the old year

I cannot finish writing about Australia without mentioning my birthday celebrations.

The day started with a Skype call to my son who was in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. He’s been there for 3 months and we haven’t managed to speak until now. Despite a really rubbish connection and the 17-hour time difference, it was great to chat and catch up and wish each other a Happy New Year! It was definitely the best birthday present. Continue reading “Out with the old year”

The peopling of Australia

I have just completed a road trip from Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) to Adelaide in South Australia (SA) via Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Beechworth, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, a distance of 1,993 km. The delights of driving along miles of beach with no one in sight, the empty roads, the rolling hills and magnificent coastal scenery are some of the attractions of travelling in this country. Continue reading “The peopling of Australia”