Last day

My parents came to visit us recently. As well as spending a week with us, they used our home as a base to travel to Prague and Scotland. The last time I saw them was in Tasmania, just before we moved to London. That was almost three years ago now. It was their last day […]

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Feeling a little homesick

And with a wave from her balcony from Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty, the Queen drew an epic four day Platinum Jubilee celebration to a close. It was a fantastic time to celebrate all things British. The buntings were out from Covent Garden… … to Chinatown! There were street parties, strawberries and cucumber sandwiches. And the […]

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The Platinum Jubilee

It’s the start of the Jubilee long weekend! There is a feeling of celebration in the air. We went into the city with friends and headed for Soho. There is a small restaurant that does amazing noodle soups. Their dumplings aren’t bad either. The buntings were out and waving in the breeze. We even caught […]

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I am missing my democracy sausage

It was Election Day in Australia this weekend. For those who haven’t experienced it, there is a sense of community during this time. As the polling booths open, you’ll see schools or local charities fundraise for their cause by cooking up sausages and selling them to those waiting to vote. It’s a great day where […]

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A weekend in Nantes, Brittany

They say there was a particularly progressive law that came from this part of France in 1598. Called the Edict of Nantes, it allowed unheard of religious freedoms to the Protestant minority living in Catholic France at the time. It was a law that upheld their rights and allowed them to live by their faith. […]

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