"I'm leaving on a jet train. Don't know when I'll be back again." Russian turbo train.
Some machines now accept the new $5 note, that is not so new now, but plenty still don't. Later this year we will get a new $10 note.
Sydney disaster 1. I can't remember where this was, except it was on southern side of Sydney Harbour and is one of the expensive suburbs.
Sydney disaster 2. Wish I had made a note. I have a feeling, Paddington, Sydney.
Sydney disaster 3.
Isn't this just a lovely photo. I reckon Queenie might be wearing a very tight girdle. I believe she was visiting Australia. The photo may well have been taken on her own yacht, Britannia.
Marie from After 60 - The next 10 has not long returned from the west coast of the United States with some wondrous photos. Of course she visited Yosemite Park. While some things will have changed since 1940, the beauty of the wilderness will not have. Photo from the marvellous historical US photo site, Shorpy.com
Is there an Acland Street near you? Taken with my phone camera.
Ready to travel. We have very small amounts of Singapore dollars, New Zealand dollars, US dollars, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen, Malaysian ringgit, Vietnamese dong, Thai baht, English pounds and Hungarian forint but for some unknown reason we do not have any Euro whatsoever. We had to buy $200 worth, and put $800 in Euro on our travel card.
As best I could understand, the power outlets on our cruise ship will be American and European. R convinced me to spend a bit more and never have to worry again. The plug plugs into the charger unit and then into the wall socket. The first one is Australian and you see how it clips in. The next is US/Canada/Japan, followed by European and last Britain/Singapore/Hong Kong. While we used to carry a six plug power board, technology has moved on and saved us that bother. Four USB charging points for two tablets, two phones, camera and an ebook reader. Still a couple of weeks to go, but we are seriously preparing now.
Sometimes modern phrases can be more descriptive than old ones. We once called it 'burning off'. Now it is called a 'fire fuel reduction burn'. Whatever the name, smoke blanketed Melbourne for two days. I love the smell of burning gum leaves in the morning (a slight adaption of I love the smell of burning napalm in the morning, from Good Morning Vietnam). A northerly breeze arrived and blew all the smoke away to northern Tasmania. Very sorry, Margaret but I believe you are about to send us one of your freezing winds in return.