Tuesday, September 26, 2006


A new experience tomorrow. My Mum and Dad have been happily wed (still to each other) for several days short of 50 years so to celebrate this momentous feat of endurance on Mum's part Dad, ever thrifty, has dipped into his saltings and is treating them both to a month long trip to the antipodes. They arrive at Uluru on their anniversary on 6th October, which I think is pretty cool, before doing Brisbane and then New Zealand.

Anyhow, they've both taken leave of their senses because they've only gone and left us in charge of the country estate for a month. Tomorrow we load up the Renault again and it's off to Kent. It'll be the longest I've stayed back at the place I grew up in since 1979. Once we've organised a router of sorts I'll report in. Until then, au revoir.

9 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Tennessee Jed said...

Hey ain't that the place where a dingo ate someones baby?

I hope your parents have a good holiday! It sounds like you will have a good time too visiting the old homestead.

10:12 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Be sure to visit Deal if it's a nice day.

50 years is bloody good going in this day and age (says crusty old Geoff).

12:30 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Is that a photo of your dad's garden? If so, do him a favour while he's away and get rid of that ugly boulder. Put some nice decking in, or a water feature.

10:00 pm  
Blogger lee said...

The baby was Azaria Chamberlain, what that family must have gone through.Evidence just "disappeared" in that case. The general public made up their minds without knowing any of the facts. Scary stuff.

1:05 am  
Blogger Julia Buckley said...

Wow, are you going to invite all your mates around and get drunk on your dad's whisky and your mum's gin and then top it up with water hoping they'll never notice and then play loud music and then dance on the sofa and then probably be sick on their best rug ...?

7:58 pm  
Blogger Carmenzta said...

Congratulations to your parents, Richard!

8:52 pm  
Anonymous Richard said...

Yes, yes that's the idea.

9:06 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

When did they stop calling it Ayers Rock? Uluru is much more evocative.

8:46 pm  
Anonymous Richard said...

They still do call it Ayers Rock on maps and such. There's also an Ayers Rock hotel nearby.

11:19 pm  

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