Australia · 100 Days · 30 Moments · July 2016

Charisse Durack

Charisse's adventure in Australia


Some photos - Lorikeets, big moth, cattle pecking bird, canon post box, termite mound, local dam. We had a day out getting the car serviced and test driving a Toyota Coaster converted bus, now motor home.

2 days ago

The bus we are most likely going to buy! Shall drive it to Adelaide, hopefully find somewhere to leave it when we are flown to Kununurra for Bernard's two week locum at an Aboriginal clinic, back to Adelaide and then drive around south WA. It's all go here but we are loving it ๐Ÿ˜Š

5 days ago

Hello der ๐Ÿ€a couple of photos of frog outside our door last night, looked ceramic and they make a monumental noise! Other one my hubby trying to kip whilst I'm watching to!

7 days ago

Pretty narky I meant, predictive text!!
Brekkie time for the "boss"!

8 days ago

G'day peeps ๐Ÿค” now what's been happening? Nothing much, week 4 achieved with no problems, 8 more to go and then it's "Durack Walkabout" time again. After our two week house sit in the Barossa Valley (unfortunately the house we are looking after backs onto a vineyard/winery ๐Ÿท), Bernard has asked for two weeks locum in Kununnara, WA which is in the Kimberly's, 38 km from the Northern Territory. A much longer way than to Tipperary! I digress - this locus is near to the Durack homestead (photos attached) so we are achieving our goal of visiting there this visit which weren't sure we could. Power to sockets just gone as I was boiling eggs for himself. When Bernard gets hungry and if food isn't ready PDQ, he gets pretty nearly, and he is now. Attached are a couple of photos of brekkie being cooked in bedroom ๐Ÿ™€

11 October 2016

Hurried photos if - Amarylis growing as a garden plant; Fig Tree Avenue; Kookaburry; Jacaranda and photo showing huge width of fig tree! Bernard came home from work this evening and has been asked today when he's coming back next year! We're only just into week 4 of 12! We have to sort something for Bernard's 70th next May - want to do something special for z very special man ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’–

8 October 2016

Today Bernard flew solo, forgot to put the flaps up or down, he managed to get up tho!! Afterwards we went to South Grafton Golf Club for a drink and the kangaroos started on the greens, anyway one pixie here, enlarged, so hope you can see it. Biii for now from the travellers ๐Ÿ™€

7 October 2016

Hi there, today we drove to Brooms Head, a lovely beach and camping village. The sunset is from the pub in Ulmarra on the way home. Lovely day out ๐Ÿ˜Š
Few typos there, sorry doing this in the dark!

5 October 2016

My cousin Jenny behind the Prime Minister, he groom a selfie on her phone! We're in bed, Bernard sleeping and I just thought of something he told me from the surgery th evening. A week ago he said he needed new sandals so I took him to Athletes Foot a specialist trainer/sandal/shoe shop in Grafton, he bought a pair. So he said to me this evening "the girl that sold me the sandals came into the surgery this afternoon", I asked if he remembered her to which he replied, no but she smiled st me and said "you grave athletes foot, to which he replied after a few seconds "no but I do have a fungal toenail"!!! He's one of a kind - she stayed for the consult ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜

1 October 2016

Bernard and Helen kayaking on The Clarence today. Beautiful day, tomorrow is the Speedboat/ski day where 50+ speedboats and skiers go 200mph up the river! Dangerous! Til then, it's goodnight from me and goodnight from him ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’‹

25 September 2016

G'day ๐Ÿค— sat her on our little patio (quite warm!) having a G & T waiting for Bernard to come back from flying. A bit of good news today, we have a house sit in the Barossa Valley, SA FROM 21st December til 4th January, a 20 hour drive from here across country but we should do it between us in 3 days. We are then a drive away from WA where Bernard has always wanted to go back to, will fit in a trip to Argyle, the homestead if the pioneering Durack's ๐Ÿ‘€

24 September 2016

Bernard relaxing before bed in my slippers!!! Whatever ๐Ÿ™€
Big lizard ๐Ÿ‰
So it was flying time today! Biggles enjoyed himself. The photo with Andy and the drum is him filling up with fuel, pretty cute gismo, a bit archaic, but does the job. Not long till Bernard flying solo and Andy asked if I would go up with him - gulp! - watch this space! Then out to Ulmurra for a drink on the river. Watched the chain pulled ferry going back and forth, also took photo of large lizard, will add that in a mo. Then of to Grafton Retired Servicemen's club for drink and dinner - nice day. Bernard off for an 11 am flight tomorrow ๐Ÿ›ฉ

23 September 2016

Bernard studying his flight manual thus evening, he's taking to the skies tomorrow. I'll take some photos and post them, night night ๐Ÿ’ค
Sorry a few typos there, big fingers, little keyboard ๐Ÿ™Š
We've just had another Del Boy moment! Bernard has this special coffee with frothy hot milk on it here in the unit ( and I don't mean Psychiatric Unit)! The mill fritter has the tiniest gizmo in the bottom of it which does the frothing. So when wiping it out, didn't realise the gizmo went missing til this morning. Anyway he decides to take the I end of the sink out to see if it went down the plug hole. We drain the bed into a pan, look in I end and no goo, so I said what if I turn the tap on a small it to see if it flushes through. He said ok but get rid of this pan of water first, ok I say and then poured it in the sink while he was bent down there!!!!!! So after we cleaned up the flood and wet ourselves laughing, decided to go through the stinking rubbishy bad I'd thrown on the dustbin and there was the little brighter! Should we really be allowed out on our own ๐Ÿ™€

22 September 2016

Not much been happening. Photo here of beautiful Bottle Brush tree at the Clinic, photo of clinic also.

20 September 2016

Well g'day๐Ÿ™€- not much happening, Bernard into his second day and seems fairly up beat, first day 21 patients and today 25! He has had patients who had been to him before and booked back in with him ๐Ÿ‘ The photos, well, I'm back so cooking for two has sent the kitchen to chaos, what can I say, that's me but the meal was great. Until next time folks, be careful out there ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

19 September 2016

Bernard survived his first day, everyone pleased to see him back. He came home clutching a dozen free range eggs and 3 bottles of home brew!
Good morning๐Ÿค— our first day in Grafton, just gone 8 am and Bernard off on his morning hike to surgery. Weather was wet yesterday but the sun is out this morning ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด, will check back with you later as the day progresses ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

18 September 2016

Photos of the house! With a bit of updating it would be spectacular! We had a good trip to Grafton, arrived about 4pm. At 7.30 up to Helen and Michael fir roast lamb and a lovely evening.
We are up for our drive to Grafton with Michael. A very fine misty rain here, lovely on the balcony. This house (!) we are staying in, Michael is care taking it, is massive. The photos here are of the entrance hall. I'll get a photo of the front when we leave.

17 September 2016

That was lovely ๐Ÿ‘
Breakfast on the terrace in Brisbane courtesy of the wonderful Michael

16 September 2016

On board Virgin Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane, last flight of our journey until our drive to Grafton on Sunday. Been a long old trip but we've had some really funny moments, both of us in hysterics. In Abu Dhabi airport we took four wrong turns, me leading, Bernard grumbling. When we were leaving the lounge, decided we'd both go to the loo and had to walk past the dreaded eyebrow, moustache beard plucking salon and the "bird" leapt up from her chair to come out, we belted into the loos! She must have recognised my poor bearded face from last year!!! Never again batman! Landing in half an hour, will catch up soon ๐Ÿค—

15 September 2016

We are at the first leg of our trip "down under", only a few fraught words so far! And one absolutely hysterical moment here in Abu Dhabi airport - nearly lost control of myself, even immigration here were smiling. OK I'll get on with it. We were in the moving escalator walkway having our usual words, I was facing forward and himself facing me leaning on his bags. Bernard didn't realise the walkway was coming to an end, I said give me a laugh and fall! Being. As you know, hard of hearing, he cupped his ear and said "what", then fell arse over backwards, bags and all off the walkway! It was truly a Del Boy moment, remember the one when he fell through the bar??? What a memory ๐Ÿ˜‚

13 July 2016

Here in Brisbane, Michael met us and are staying at a house he is looking after! Will follow up with photos later. Now in bed and hopefully will be back to normal tomorrow! But then again, what's normal ๐Ÿ˜•