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Showing posts from January, 2018

It's love all here!

Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. Excuse me for being absent, we've been busy watching tennis and playing...
with cats!

We're in the middle of the Australian Open and between frequent visits to Melbourne Park, we took time out to visit my daughter's friend who was fostering three kittens from the Lost Dogs (and cats) Home. 

This little cutie, soon made herself comfy in the middle of the tennis shoes and was quite the star of the show. If she hadn't already been adopted, I could almost see her on tour, next stop Roland Garros!

The players always have plenty of opportunities to get to know our Aussie animals with an up close and personal experience with various Aussie animals taken into the Players area (see last years post here).

This year there was an Australia Zoo room full of toy kangaroos, koalas, and the like, for the players to chose with tickets to the local zoos and animal sanctuaries.

I'm pretty sure a kitty experience would have been a big hit also!

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Happy New Year

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2018  from my garden in Melbourne, Australia. After our year of living in Bangkok and a huge amount of travel,  it has been lovely to be at home for six weeks.
I will be here for the whole of January  it is my favourite time of year in Melbourne,  the city is quiet with lots of families away at the beach and then there is the tennis, which I wouldn't miss for the world.  This is our 10th year hosting players competing at the Australian Open.  So spoiler alert, there will be a lot of tennis pics coming up!

We regrouped as a family, minus our eldest daughter who lives in London,  with a short dog-friendly Great Ocean Road break. We stayed at Countrywide cottages,  a beautiful property set in the Australian bush Where the birds would visit daily.  

It was an exhausting holiday for our crazy poodle,  with lots of walks, who may not be quite a fit as a year ago when we left him!

For the first year in many, we had a city, not beach Christmas. My daughter and…