Flying home

On a plane I always enjoy a window seat. I’ve never tired of that childhood excitement at seeing the takeoff, flying up into the clouds, and seeing the miniature scenery on the ground below. Flying out of Dubai at 10:25am is one of the most beautiful window seats possible. We flew around and (what looked) […]

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Boys Aussie trip – 25 March 2012

In hindsight, the 16 hour flights always go quickly. This time, our entire trip lasting less than a week went just as quickly. The following are some of the memorable moments, in our home country of Australia. The boys as always were very good flyers, although they avoided proper sleep as far as possible. This […]

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The Workshops Railways Museum

We were in Brisbane for our final day in Australia. So we made the most of the day with a trip to The Workshops Railways Museum with the boys’ grandparents. The weather was terrible, so we took two devices to keep the rain away. They’re called umbrellas. The railway museum has become an annual visit […]

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Queensland floods

Myles was very interested in news of the devastating floods back home in Queensland, and particularly Brisbane – our former city. He was extremely concerned about the whole emergency.  From the various stories we shared with him about it, he particularly liked the story of the tug boat driver who saved the Gateway Bridge from […]

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Interesting call to action

It’s nice to feel wanted – even if it’s just from your old library. Dear Ryan David Brinkworth, Your Library Wants You Back! It has been nearly 2 years since you last borrowed from a Brisbane City Council library and your membership is due to expire soon. We value your membership so please update it […]

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An Australian holiday – Oct 2009

After eight months living abroad we finally took our first holiday. On October 17 We headed home to Australia for four full weeks.  Work had been quite hectic leading up to this. My manager is still unsure how I managed to get her approval for this amount of leave.  It was quite simple really, quietly […]

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