Australia – B&B – 10th Dec 2018

What a day! It started at 6.45 am and ended at 11pm. Running a B&B is not all fun; a lot is work. We had three rooms occupied by a Singaporean family – husband, wife,father, and mother, plus two energetic boys about 5. They arrived at 11pm as the plane was delayed. I met them […]

Australia – B&B – 3rd Nov 2018

We had two local young women here, celebrating school end for one. The most awkward breakfast I have experienced, as they were engrossed in each other. Guests usually engage us by asking for information on places they intend to visit, and about our B&B experience. I tried to encourage this but it seemed unwanted, which […]

Australia – B&B – 1st Nov 2018

The discussion today at breakfast with an Italian policeman was long and interesting. Politics and refugee issues have made policing in Italy difficult, stressful and unpleasant to the extent that he has semi-retired. He wishes he could live inAustralia; he had the chance many years ago but it’s too late now. We are so blessed […]

AUSTRALIA – The Kimberleys – Day 2 – 24th May 2017

The camels are sometimes on the beach at 8am, but not today, so no early morning light against the sea. We took the bus into the old Chinatown, a series of iron-clad shops along the streets and lanes especially Johnny Cho lane which also has historical placards. The early pearl divers were badly treated, being […]

AUSTRALIA – The Kimberleys – Day 1 – 23rd May 2017

Broome, on a peninsula only a few metres above sea level, is already warm on landing at 9.30am. The cyclone-proof corrugation clad buildings, the tall palms, bougainvillea, and boabs say you have arrived in the tropical north. These boabs are smaller versions of the African baobabs but just as strange. Paul, the manager of Beaches […]