Australia's biggest banana, the home of the gnomes, some frothy coffee, Cundletown (which incidentally wants to be autocorrected to cuddle town 🙂 ), pimply squash, timber towns, Santa hat wearing kangaroos, islands made of muttonbirds and acquiring a road trip mascot called five are just some of the things we've been up to in the … Continue reading The Journey to Australia’s Biggest Banana
The Stuart Highway runs north to south connecting Darwin and Alice Springs. It is a very straight road. I am currently perched not far from it! In fact, I think we could call it our driveway ;-). I can easily stand on this road and there be no vehicles in sight. I also see very … Continue reading A Dangerous Place for a Sleep Walker!!
Many a pancake has been made. Many a word has been explained. Many a new word has been learnt. Many a song has been heard. Many a fly has flown by. Some amazing stars and sunsets have been seen. Interesting moon shapes and colours have been enjoyed. Waterfall pools have been swum. Baby Joey's have … Continue reading A Last Field of Zucchini Has Been Walked…
A red full moon spied in Batchelor, Katherine's equivalent is orange! Spending a lot of time this week looking at the sky, some through a telescope, I have gained a new respect for the moon. Waiting later every night to marvel at this phenomenon, I learnt that the moon appears approximately fifty minutes later every … Continue reading Jelly Beans, Maps and On The Road to Alice Springs
Troubled, I woke up to a particularly unhappy mood. Persisting until late afternoon, the girls, knowing me well after only week, they could tell I had lost my happy 'jelly beans'. With an 'are you ok' there were some tears and a particularly good offered German hug. Jane's cure for such situations: a tuna sandwich, … Continue reading Dumplings, Tweedle Dee and Shared Linguistics
Arriving into Darwin I was met with an unfamiliar sight... A woman in shorts and t-shirt! A haze hanging over the fields as we drove along whilst the sun rose, it was a pretty impressive welcome to northern territory. Red roads lined with green trees, many bush fire worn, this was reflected in the sun's … Continue reading Whaaaat’s, Pythons, Custard Apples and Japanese Lessons