We’re on the road – Day 18 to The Apostles and beyond

As we headed out of Apollo Bay and the surfies’ domain of the Great Ocean Road coasts, Big Red rose up into the mountains. The next 50 kilometres were eye catchingly beautiful rainforests girding the winding road. Yes-  more of it. Lots. The rainforests were thick and lush with giant trees. Roadsides were filled with … More We’re on the road – Day 18 to The Apostles and beyond

Buttons Part 8: Agaricus

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads –  A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,  is on a special treasure hunt- so far he has found a small round, speckled, moss green stone under the Magick Old Man Oak, Wild Bear Garlic, Crystal droplets and a new Magickal outfit. He has experienced … More Buttons Part 8: Agaricus

We’re on the road – Day 17 We found Finland – twice !

KIITOS –  is thank you in Finnish.  We found these two shops this morning – one in Barwon Heads the other in Torquay. They sell a selection of the famous Finnish Marimekko brand of textiles and products as well as a whole range of others designer label brand items in the kitchen, accessory and clothing range.  Not … More We’re on the road – Day 17 We found Finland – twice !

We’re on the road – Day 16 Visiting history

We spent the day touring around part of Mornington Peninsula – the towns of Sorrento, Portsea and Point Nepean.  The day was wet and cold. However, that didn’t stop us. We found ourselves immersed in local history. Collins Settlement On October 9th, 1803, His Majesty’s Ship Calcutta, A 56-gun frigate sailed into Port Phillips bay … More We’re on the road – Day 16 Visiting history

We’re on the road – Day 14 & 15 Lakes Entrance

Time and internet access constraints have conspired against me. Here’s a quick overview of the last two days. TRH (The Retired Husband) very patiently worked with Ritva and I to hang art works and Finnish textiles on the walls of her new home on the last day before we left Paynesville. A very Scandinavian tradition … More We’re on the road – Day 14 & 15 Lakes Entrance

We’re on the road – Day 12 – Echoes of blended family

Today started with a drive to a little country town for lunch with Ritva, my sister, her husband Lasse, TRH (The retired husband) and I. The scenic shots are typical of the countryside we drove in today.   The area we headed to is farming land. Huge farms of assorted crops in various stages of growth … More We’re on the road – Day 12 – Echoes of blended family

Buttons – Part 7: The Pearl Princess

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads – A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,  is on a special treasure hunt- so far he has found a small round, speckled, moss green stone under the Magick Old Man Oak, Wild Bear Garlic, Crystal droplets and a new Magickal outfit. He has also … More Buttons – Part 7: The Pearl Princess