Monday, 30 January 2012

For Art Nouveau..... Art Deco, sorry!

Sunday, 29 January 2012


...fabulous hotel in this, the NZ capital of Art Nouveau. Flattened in 1931 earthquake and rebuilt in the AN style in just 2 years.
Also had the pleasure of meeting up with an old Imperial mate.

Who put the....

....Fairy Liquid in the fountain?
Found a bar that'll suit me!!

Saturday, 28 January 2012


Blue skies and warm today!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Sydney Airport

A 3 hour delay whilst they repaired the plane! At least they let us off and gave us a $30 food voucher.
Arrived Wellington to find it colder than Owmby during December.
Hotel pretty central, the odd looking round building from our bedroom window is the NZ Parliament Building, called the Bee Hive!

Australia Day

The Rocks on Australia Day, Martini on the rocks, scotch on the rocks...
Torrential downpour in the morning but both got sunburnt later on.
Marita Chang and Geoffrey Rush popped in to say hello, young Oz of the year and Oz of the year.
Darling Harbour buzzed, fab day!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sydney...Day 2

Persisted down all day (Wed), but managed a surf on Bondi Beach. Made full use of all day travel card and went to a restaurant where you have to cook your own steak. Oh, and the district where we are staying is the red Light district of Sydney, B has had to keep a close eye on me!


Off to NZ today, will update Blog from Wellington

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Off to Oz

What a climb down, business to cattle class in one easy move :(
Stopping in this B & B, which is very nice, but in BackPack City. Cheap cafes, booze shops and sex shows abound!
Had buffet lunch up this Tower today overlooking Sydney. The place is full of Sheilas and Bruces!

Still here...

Not a city either of us would choose to rush back to, but interesting nonetheless. Masses of wealth but, oh dear, so much poverty too. Went to a market on Sunday that makes Hemswell look like a VERY poor relation. Crap!


A few of these, and you might need one of these too!!

Still in Thailand!

Temple tour and river cruise done. They've got a 5 and a half ton GOLD Buddah here, good job Gordon Brown didn't know about it or he might have sold it!


Arrived in Bangkok in 32 degrees. Hotel very acceptable but in the middle of the middle eastern quarter. Think it was used by the boy scouts....Be Prepared....cos look what we found in the bathroom!
Upgraded to Business between London and Bangkok. Wish we could afford that every time!