Tag: Geography of Australia

  • Happy birthday Linda

    Happy birthday Linda

    Linda was able to take the day off from work on her birthday, so we decided to pay a visit to Cockatoo Island. It’s the biggest island in Sydney Harbour, but at 18 hectares it’s not exactly huge. It was named by the early white settlers after the large colonies of sulphur-crested cockatoos found on…

  • Earth Hour

    Yes, it was invented here! March 28 was Sydney’s third Earth Hour. The simple idea is to show your support for the environment by switching off your lights between 8.30 and 9.30 pm.

  • Carlo’s gig at the Opera Bar

    For some months now Carlo has had a gig every second Sunday at the Opera Bar in Circular Quay right next to (you guessed it) the famous Sydney Opera House.  (Click here for Google map)

  • Killer bushfires hit Victoria during heatwave

    While the north of Australia is recovering from massive flooding,  fierce firestorms have killed more that 173 people, destroyed nearly 800 homes and burnt out 350,000 hectares in the southern state of Victoria.

  • Stuart’s birthday

    Tara surprised him the previous weekend with a trip to Melbourne to watch Australia play Ireland in the Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series. But that’s not all… she also organised seats in the Bundaberg corporate box!

  • Uncle Nonoy Angeles visits

    Uncle Nonoy Angeles visits

    Linda’s Uncle Nonoy, his son David and daughter-in-law Lisa visit for a few days. We take them to Bondi, the Blue Mountains and do the sights of Sydney before they head back to Manila on 26 January. They will spend a few days there visiting family before returning to Indiana.