• Travel

    To the North

    After staying with Guy, we set off to Northern Ireland for a few days.  Well, talk about culture shock.  We were gobsmacked when we went on the Black Taxi tour of West Belfast.  So you read about violence in counties in the newspaper and you see it on the news when you care to watch, but goodness – when you see the results of it and feel the tension of it, you can’t help but think you’ve had one hell of a sheltered and lucky life.

  • Travel

    The first downpour

    After being here for 5 days now, the weather has been divine! Muggy and a little hot really, but really quite pleasant. And today, we got our first storm and downpour and boy – does it rain! It really didn’t last very long, but it was a full on storm with thunder, lightning and a huge downpour and now it’s back to being pleasant again 🙂

  • Travel

    The countdown is over…

    Well, we’re here at the airport (in Qantas Club lounge which is nice!) and we’ve just said our last goodbyes… Yep, balled my eyes out and didn’t want the goodbyes to end 🙁 And yes, we are definately geeky (ok I admit it this time) for writing blogs even before we’re off the ground – but hey, what else can we do while we wait?!