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Happy Australia Day!!

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 12:21 0 Comments

Today I celebrated my first Australia Day as an Aussie…. and I felt immensely proud to raise up the Australian flag (ok – it was a cheap hand-held one from the Dollar Tree… and it was actually attached to my esky – not raised up high on a pole) BUT the point is, I felt pretty darn ‘true blue’ as I knocked back the amber nectar with my nearest and dearest on the beach.

We all had a great day floating about on giant inflatable thongs,… Continue

The science of the surf…

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 10:24 0 Comments

OK, going by that title, you would be mistaken for thinking that I’m some sort of ocean expert/marine specialist…

…. but obviously I’m not.

However, I have just been talking to someone who is very knowledgeable about that sort of thing, and I felt it was of utmost importance to deliver the information to you!

I have just this minute come back from watching my 12 year old son battle with the surf whilst he was on one of his weekly school ’surf… Continue

Sunshine Coast Bush Fire...

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 3:49 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night, I had just donned my pyjamas and removed my contact lenses in favour of my thick and unattractive glasses, when the evening suddenly turned from a comfy night in front of the TV, to an action packed adrenaline rush of madness.

No sooner had I got the children in their beds, than I received several text messages from my friends… telling me to look out of my window… So once I had unpacked the dishwasher, clipped my toenails and organised the… Continue

Mother’s Day in MAY!

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 14:13 3 Comments

This blog is dedicated to all the mothers of children who are living over here in Oz….

Please don’t feel rejected by your heartless children on Mothers Day back in March, when your gift or card didn’t arrive… it’s simply because the UK and Australia celebrate this occasion on different days.

So we are sorry that you sat gazing at the letterbox, awaiting the gentle landing of your Mothering Sunday card onto the hall mat…

… or if you watched eagerly as the… Continue

Australia's frequent festivals

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 11:24 0 Comments

Australia is host to many different festivals and carnivals - probably the most famous being Sydney’s flamboyant Mardi Gras and Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, to name just a few.

But last week, we attended Australia’s leading regional Food and Wine Festival in Noosa.

Although I love great food, and I have definitely be known to partake in the odd bottle of wine or three, the reason why we decided to check this festival out was for the live… Continue

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At 16:46 on June 10, 2014, Christopher Benson said…

Hello baby
My name is Christopher Benson,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I was born on 15th of April 1975,My father was originated from United State of America.and I grew up in LA.I am the only son and child of my family,i am here to find a woman in my life hope is you..?please get back to me on( think i like you.

At 19:18 on June 26, 2009, Richard Miles said…

Thanks again very helpful, really clearing up questions we don't know the answer too. Only two months to go counting the days. I'm sure we will have more questions as the days go by. Thanks again.

At 9:50 on June 24, 2009, Richard Miles said…

I impressed with this level of service from just buying your book. Rosie my wife has just finished it and it's given us lots to talk about, we have just accepted an offer on our house so thing really starting to happen. Thanks for the apartment info I have just emailed them. Sorry to bother you with another question but schools. Do we just land and walk into a school to enroll or should we be contacting schools now, it's a bit difficult as we don't know where we are going to be living. 2 of our children are 8 and 16 the 16 year old has just finished GCSE this week.It's funny as soon as one major issue is resolved eg. the house, we find something to replace it with. Still this is what we wanted a bit of excitment back inour lives. Thanks again for your help. Let me know if I need to buy another copy of your book to cover the cost of this information. All the best, by the way it's 24 oC here at the moment typical, we are moving away for better weather then the UK inproves. Regards Richard
At 10:10 on June 22, 2009, Richard Miles said…
Hi Vicky, I have put a comment on Amazon, still looking for a house to rent.
At 19:58 on June 19, 2009, Richard Miles said…
Hi read your book in a day, couldn't put it down. Really enjoyed the read. Easy to read and helpful. I should have been working. Looks like we have sold our house just had an offer which we have accepted. Nothing holding us back now. Thanks for your help through the book look forward to further advice in volume 2 ! Once we get their. If Bill Bryson can do it so can you. Richard Miles
At 16:17 on May 6, 2009, Kelly said…
vicky I've left a comment for you,but oops I posted it on my page by mistake. Kelly
At 3:42 on April 2, 2009, Ged said…
Hi Vicky
Sounds like a great idea. Let's get in touch in the near future.
At 4:48 on March 27, 2009, Sassymama said…
Hi Vicky..can you add me as a friend pls, so that I can message you and give you my direct email addy? we can then discuss promoting your book on sassymamas...thanks, ciao, paulak xoxo
At 10:23 on March 24, 2009, John said…
Hi Vicky,

the plans are UK->Singapore for a couple of nights
Singapore->Melbourne and we're there for 5 nights
then along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide for a couple of nights
Adelaide to Brisbane again a few nights
Brisbane to Moree to stay with family
Moree to Sydney via Port Macquarie and the east road.
Staying with family in Sydney and we'll do a couple of nights in Blue Mountain country, then
Sydney->Bangkok for 2 nights and then home :(
At 18:52 on March 15, 2009, John said…
Great, thanks for that offer. We've ordered your book which should be here before we leave.

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