2016 Australian Holidays – from the archives

Quite a surprise to find I had blogged while on holidays back in 2016 .. just never published. Better late than never. 30/06/2016 – Let the holiday begin This was the day we were to fly to Brisbane to begin our “Summer Holiday” in Australia’s Winter. But first I had to go into work. Work […]

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Australian holidays – August 2017

Two weeks back at work, and I’m in danger of forgetting my two weeks holiday in Australia. I arrived in Launceston for a change, as Elle and boys were visiting an ill family member. The next day was already arranged for the boys and I to go zipline-ing at Treetops in Hollybank forest.  It was a […]

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Glen Moray Whisky Tasting – 08 August 2017

For several years I’ve been an occasional whisky-tasting attendee. These events are usually pompous single malt promotions with a bit of exclusivity to taste something unique that I may not buy myself. Last night’s Glen Moray tasting was quite different. The label’s master distiller, Graham Coull, presented his finest whiskys for us to taste. Perhaps […]

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Staying in Emirates Park Zoo – 5-7 April 2017

We had anything but a proper vacation for this Spring Break. Lewis had chicken pox for the first week.  Then on the weekend, Owen was hospitalised with pneumonia. My work was also busy, so with just a few days remaining of the boy’s holiday, we opted for a Staycation. We decided to stay at Emirates […]

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Strangely blown away – April 2015

I don’t know the cause of the strange events. Was it the full moon (a Red Moon at that)? Or perhaps it was the fact that in the days before, I watched two trippy movies which were challenging reality. First it was all five dimensions of Interstellar, then Fight Club. (I started Inception also, though […]

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Umm Al Quwain Marine Club “Camping” – 11-13 April 2014

Elle and the boys had two weeks holiday for Easter. So last weekend we headed up to UAQ Marine Club to go “camping” with some friends for a couple of nights. I realised early on we're pretty hopeless campers, when Lewis reported that our chalet had only one bathroom. #kidlulz — Ryan B (@rbrink77) April 14, 2014 […]

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The day I wasn’t married for 20 minutes

Yesterday my family and I went to Kite Beach in Dubai, our former local.  It reminded me of the time 18 months earlier when I lost my wedding ring there. Probably not surprising, I remember it quite vividly. It was just Myles, Lewis & I. We went for a swim, walked up and down the […]

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