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Travelling in Australia, living in Australia, my experiences in Australia, Family in Australia, working in Australia, travelling, sights, tourism, animals, weather, flora, fauna, my memories growing up in Australia.

The Day After

What a beautiful ceremony! So proud of my brother, his daughter, their family, OUR family. I have to post this photo of me, the bride and groom and the officiator, my brother Eric. It was their day. It was moving. It was beautiful and I am glad that I came all around the world just for this day. Continue reading

Being Grateful

Today I am actually already Down Under, at Mum’s. We are both extremely appreciative, grateful. I know my kids laugh at my Mum and often at me. I don’t really appreciate that! Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Mum, you always say you don’t want anything. As a mother of five as well, I could say the same.
You always told me to be grateful. Sometimes I wasn’t, but now I am. Continue reading

Mum’s Biography

I came for her birthday and decided we finally have to get this biography done. After 90 years you certainly could have something to say. Mum says she has lived so long she can talk about anything you mention. In fact as soon as you say something, she will tell you the stories she knows. Continue reading

Interview with nearly 90 year old Mum

Mum told me how the farmers in Europe used to shovel their stables out onto the street to brag about how well off they were.
Next clip is about how she was working in a carpet factory in Australia and told them that she was pregnant. Her colleagues asked her why she admitted being pregnant. Continue reading

Airport

Wednesday evening all the family came to see me off at the airport. Godwin brought me his noise cancelling earphones. The next 24 hours I changed planes once in Dubai, had another transit stop in Singapore, had a short stay in Thursday, to arrive in Melbourne summer time, ten hours ahead of Vienna winter time, on Friday morning, 19th January 2018. I collected some Aussie dollars at the ATM on the way out of customs and immigration. Continue reading

Oz visit 2011

 

Here’s the video of Mum (Babi) in the garden, talking about her plants, daily routine, exercise, grandchildren and life in general. Continue reading

School Vegetable Patch

Don’t you think schools should teach children to grow food? says a recycled FaceBook article again Continue reading

Australian Fruit Picking Jobs

Who asked me recently what fruits grow in Australia? I just looked up Childers, where our youngest is picking mangoes for a couple of weeks. I checked out the Eco Lodge where he is staying. It has a review as the best back-packers accommodation in the area. Continue reading

That was 2016

After spending Christmas all together at the end of 2015, we began the New Year 2016 together alone for the first time ever, and then spent the day with our community in Gfoehl and lunch in an Indian restaurant in Krems/Stein. Continue reading

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