Up the Guts – Hiccups

As we start planning our trip up the Stuart to Darwin our mate VeeWee takes ill and drops out in favour of some heavy-duty medical treatment. We all wring our hands in anguish and worry like crazy but she’s been doing well, has bought a new motorhome and whilst still undergoing treatment is already working on next year’s trip plans. The Prado’s ask for a later June start to the trip as they have another overseas jaunt planned. Afterall the world cruise industry would sink without their patronage.   Continue reading Up the Guts – Hiccups

A Winter Sojourn – In the beginning

My blog posts are rarely in chronological order, just snippets from our diaries. This time though I’ll take you through a winter trip, from the preparation and planning to the trip itself. About a year ago on a freezing cold afternoon, around a warm fire our travelling mate VeeWee suggested that we should do the Red Centre again. What a jolly good idea. For us it meant another chance to visit Darwin as we’d missed it by a mere 300kms when I broke my ankle back in 2015. There were four vans and if we planned things carefully and arrived … Continue reading A Winter Sojourn – In the beginning

All hail the humble chook!

Are you absolutely stuffed after a long day of driving? Then why not pick up a chook. Costing somewhere between $7 and $10 there’s nothing better than a hot roast chook picked up from a supermarket as you’re passing through town. It serves as an easy dinner on a day of long driving and hopefully with enough left over for a quick sandwich for next day’s lunch. Toss a bag of coleslaw into your trolley and dinner’s done. Yep, that’ll make hubby reckon that he’s married the kitchen goddess of the scrub. Continue reading All hail the humble chook!

Where’d you say you’re from?

We’re always intrigued with place name pronunciation and the plethora of towns whose names we’ve mispronounced over the years. When camped at Whorouly we constantly had to keep repeating the name of the town just to get it right…woh-row-lee, who-row-lee. Here’s a list of a few that we Melburnians get wrong: Town Name    Pronounced as  Melbourne’s version Newcastle        Newcassel.          Newcarsel Bulahdelah       Bulladeela         Bewladeela Forster              Foster                  Forster Launceston       Lonceston         Lawnceston Kilkivan              killkeevn          What? Oh the place with the good butcher Toowoomba       t’woombu         Too woomba Canowindra       Canoundra       Canna windra Quirindi             Corindi            … Continue reading Where’d you say you’re from?