I spent the weekend being back in the house I grew up in a place called The Offords Ripplebrook. The Offords was the name of the farm, so called because my Grandfather lived in the villages of Offord Cluny & D’Arcy in England, that farm had been in the family for 1,000 years, who knows why he immigrated with his 8 children & wife in … Continue reading Down Memory Lane
Well I have just left some very fat mosquitos pining for my blood in Newcastle NSW. I have always been that painful person saying I never get bitten , well my kamikaze karma finally came . The bastards feasted on me for 7 whole days, I spent 30 dollars on tablets, cream and rid, that part of me is glad to be in mozzie free … Continue reading MUSIC MAGIC &MOZZIES
I can’t believe that is easily 6 weeks since I wrote my blog. It was such a highlight of my week while I was in Asia for 2 years now I am neglecting it. I haven’t got good WiFi where I am so have to go to the library a short tram ride away. By novel is on the edge of submitting it to agents. … Continue reading It’s been a while.
I have finally got a battery for my laptop and am up and running, I am at the local library writing this . It is a short tram ride away from my place. I decided to just get phone data and not extra as I am budgeting so hence the library will be my office. I have been getting out and about,I love Melbourne for … Continue reading MELBOURNE SETTLING IN
Finding Freedom Quarantine ended for me on 22nd, after 2 negative Covid tests, I was allowed out into the community to a different Melbourne than when I left. Discovering my new home was exciting, exactly how I imagined, bright & sunny, white and full of light, tiny but cute. It’s in a tree lined street full of beautiful old houses & a few drab brown … Continue reading Freedom, Friends & Festivities
Waking up in a luxurious bed with luxe bedding and a fabulous view one wonders where the hell am I . Certainly not in my little concrete shack with its foam rubber mattress and cheap bedding or in some random guesthouse in South East Asia, on waking you realize this is it, this is your hood your home for 14 days you cannot walk out … Continue reading QUARANTINE DAY 9 AM I FINE?
I had a good flights. On the Phnom Penh to Singapore flight there were a few passengers, everyone had a row to themselves. While I was waiting for my flight a guy sat social distanced apart he had so much luggage I thought he was leaving after years living somewhere but no he turned out to be the director of a production company that was … Continue reading QUARANTINE LIKE A QUEEN
Well I sit here my last morning in Cambodia after 15 months. I travelled to Phnom Penh yesterday and stayed the night at The Pavillon a fabulous hotel that was once the residence of the Queen Consort in the 1920′ classic French /Khmer architecture , the gardens are lush, a wonderful finish to my time here. All protocols are in place, I am wearing my … Continue reading Last days in Kampot
Last week the premier of Victoria announced that Melbourne will open to international travellers on the 7th Dec. My flight was changed and now all going well I arrive on the 8th. I am still unsure if I will be in hotel quarantine or at home , either way I am prepared. So happy I took the plunge and leased my little apartment, I can’t … Continue reading ON THE MOVE IN KAMPOT
Finally I am confident I will get home in December. Covid numbers in Victoria have dropped to zero and very small in the rest of the country so I am hoping on the 22nd of November they will announce the opening of Melbourne to international flights. A week ago I was perusing the real estate site in Melbourne as I have been doing for weeks … Continue reading KAMPOT COUNTDOWN