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Rue St Jacques

Posted: August 8, 2021 in Europe in Australia
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On our first ever European trip in 2013, Robyn and I flew in to Paris and stayed at an apartment on Rue St Jacques, midway between the Sorbonne and Notre Dame Cathedral.

(Stuart Greene, we will never forget that recommendation!)

We were like school children, giddy with excitement.

Paris didn’t disappoint.

This Jacques at Chatswood didn’t quite measure up, but hey, who can complain about a walk in the Sydney sunshine during a winter COVID lockdown.

(And yes, legal; Chatswood is within our 10km travel bubble.)

The Cotswolds

Posted: August 8, 2021 in Europe in Australia
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Loved our first trip to the Cotswolds.

Last week we snuck in for a (legal/within 10km) visit.

Some amazing houses – anyone who knows Strathfield, just off The Boulevard, will know what I mean.

$$ Kerching

A lovely walk this weekend to Buckingham Palace Rd.

Behind Killara golf course, a beautiful tree tunnel leads to a pretty street with some huge blocks.

Belgium

Posted: July 24, 2021 in Europe in Australia
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Belgium Ave in Roseville is just beautiful.

Huge blocks, beautifully presented houses; one of the prettiest streets we’ve walked this year.

And how good that the local shop sells Lindt hot chocolate! When in Belgium…

England

Posted: July 3, 2021 in Europe in Australia
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Lockdown. COVID numbers are up, so a local, socially distanced exercise opportunity with some of our children who were over on the continent visiting 🙂

Como is gorgeous!

Last visit we enjoyed a trip on the lake; this time we had to make do with a stroll through the quieter part of town.

Como is gorgeous!

Last visit we enjoyed a trip on the lake; this time we had to make do with a stroll through the quieter part of town.

Bali

Posted: June 16, 2021 in dogs, Europe in Australia
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So this weekend, while on the Gold Coast for a conference, we went to Bali.

We haven’t been since 1996.

It’s changed!

Europe

Posted: June 16, 2021 in Cafe, dogs, Europe in Australia, Sydney
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The Avenue of Europe, near Newington (Sydney Olympic Park)

So this weekend we revisited beautiful Bath.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the gorgeous Royal Crescent, that row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent.

We’ll have to look harder next time we visit.

This weekend we took advantage of the bubble and ducked over to New Zealand (St Parramatta).

A lovely weekend in Aotearoa!