Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 140: Out With The Old, In with The New

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Mon. 31st December 2012 It is appropriate that we are in Sydney over the New Year and therefore able to make use of all of the opportunities of a major city to update and replace our kit. So it is …

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Day 139: First Tour Of The Day

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Sat. 30th December 2012 We set off early (for us!) to get some sightseeing in before being collected at 3pm to visit Steve who worked at RM over 25 years ago before he emigrated to Australia. It is strange to …

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Day 138: Au Revoir France, G’Day Aus

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Sat. 29th December 2012 If you are ever asked “where in France is a good place to live?” then there a lot worse answers than New Caledonia. We saw all the clichés of France – cheese and baguettes; a denial …

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Day 137: Call That A Waterfall?

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Fri. 28th December 2012 On studying the brochure from the tourist information office on walks in New Caledonia, it states that detailed leaflets are available. So I head back to the info office again but with specific questions. This time …

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Day 136: Dave’s (Half) Baked Bean Theory

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Thur. 27th December 2012 You may know that the colour of a tin of Heinz baked beans is a carefully-chosen mix of optical illusion and psychological marketing. The blue colour is the ‘opposite’ colour (on a colour wheel) to the …

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Day 135: Boxing Day Outing

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Wed. 26th December 2012 Our three days of luxury are over and it is time to move back around the corner to Le Pacifique, which is not much of a hardship as it is closer to the sea front and …

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Day 134: Christmas On The Beach

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Tue. 25th December 2012 I am used to waking early on Christmas Day morning. As a child, it was the excitement of presents; then we had children and I understood a bit more about how my mum and dad felt; …

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Day 133: Christmas Shopping

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Mon. 24th December 2012 Christmas Eve is finally here and we start the day by writing a shopping list – we have not done that for a long time! We need to get to the supermarket before noon as the …

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Day 132: Oh, We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

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Sun. 23rd December 2012 We’re starting to know what Tim Rice had in mind when he wrote the song ‘Another suitcase in another hall’ for the musical Evita (which sort of seems appropriate given our stay in Buenos Aires). We …

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Day 131: It Will Soon Be Christmas

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Sat. 22nd December 2012 The day did not start well, with muesli in a mug with UHT milk, as we refused to pay 20 Euros each for the hotel breakfast. Then  it was 9:45 by the time we had sorted …

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