Tag: Adelaide

One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Urban Environment

I’m still digging into my back catalogue of posts from our #adventuredownunder in 2016 and 2017. I’m a “townie” so while I much enjoy the varied and beautiful Australian countryside and seaside, it’s the towns where I feel more at home. I loved just… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things in Australia that made me smile – Urban Environment”

One from the Vaults: The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide

This follows on from the last few posts in this series where I look back on our travels around Australia. This week’s is from our 2016 #adventuredownunder and covers quite a lengthy drive from Sydney to Adelaide. As we left behind the lush, manicured,… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide”

Thanks for the memories

In a way it’s inevitable that we’ve made comparisons between last Christmas in Australia and this one in Austria. Largely, I should add, prompted by Facebook constantly throwing up photographic memories of last year’s trip. I had said I wouldn’t do a “where were… Continue Reading “Thanks for the memories”

Things in Australia that made me smile: Urban Environment

I’m a “townie” so while I much enjoy the varied and beautiful Australian countryside and seaside, it’s the towns where I feel more at home. I loved just walking out of our rental apartments and having plenty of shops and restaurants on our doorstep.… Continue Reading “Things in Australia that made me smile: Urban Environment”

Postcard from Adelaide: Part II

Our second week in Adelaide kicked off with live cycling. Sunday’s criteria in Adelaide’s East End nicely capped off my birthday weekend. There’s nothing better than watching a spot of fast and furious sprinting while sitting in the shade, sipping a cooling drink! Cylance’s sprinter,… Continue Reading “Postcard from Adelaide: Part II”

Postcard from Adelaide: Part I

We’ve spent two fabulous weeks in Adelaide, the latter half of which was devoted to watching the Santos Tour Down Under. This left us a week to potter about, enjoying our surroundings. We stayed in the same place as last year. What can I… Continue Reading “Postcard from Adelaide: Part I”

Postcard from Melbourne to Adelaide

It’s Saturday evening, the first one in January, and my beloved and I are enjoying a night in watching the Twenty20 return match, Renegades v Stars. Looks as if it’s a sellout at HCG and it’s going to be an engrossing game, particularly after… Continue Reading “Postcard from Melbourne to Adelaide”

The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide

As we left behind the lush, manicured, green suburbs of Sydney on our 1380km drive to Adelaide, we encountered golden scrubland punctuated by trees, grazed by cattle and sheep somnolent in the warm morning sunshine. The road was undulating at first with gullies, creeks… Continue Reading “The bits in between – Sydney to Adelaide”

Postcard from Adelaide

After a very pleasant 10-day stay in Adelaide, I totally understand why it ranks as such a desirable place to live. With a population of around 1.5m, it has leafy suburbs, plenty of open green spaces, beaches nearby, an abundance of excellent sporting facilities,… Continue Reading “Postcard from Adelaide”

Wise words

A very dear and wise friend said we should celebrate we’ve reached the grand old age of 60 without suffering from any serious illnesses, ailments or injuries. Well, there’s no point in receiving words of wisdom if you don’t act on them. Her birthday… Continue Reading “Wise words”