Freaky, San Jose, California, United States

KoboldJoe


Posted Nov 20, 2011, 9:24 pm
Hello,
this is my first Log here
yesterday we make a little Party in a Swiss Biker Bar Route202 with all my Friends they are stay here :)
We had a Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and i hope you are happy about the Pics.

And now i search a HOST and must say Goodbye to my Friend Phinook .He will start his Trip tomorrow :(

KoboldJoe


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 5:45 pm
Hoi all,
nice Weather so we walk in the Rappenlochschlucht with our Guests Yogibear, Pieks and Maeusle.
KoboldJoe


Posted Nov 27, 2011, 5:47 pm
We make a little Trip around the Bodensee and Mountains with our Friends and Guest
KoboldJoe


Posted Dec 2, 2011, 12:07 pm
Hello

now i start my Trip around the World. My First visit takes me to Australia. I am so happy and have a nice Travelbag and a little surprise inside :)

I will write later when i arrived in Australia
fleursmum


Posted Jan 25, 2012, 8:49 pm
Hello there everyone!!!  :D
Finally I am here!! Yay!! I think I came on a very slow boat to Australia - it took forever!!

My host will put up some photos in a couple of days - today we are going down the street to have a look at the Australia Day celebrations.

Will update very soon.

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx

PS. My host says thank you for the chocolate and the postcard.  :D
fleursmum


Posted Jan 28, 2012, 12:44 pm
Hello everyone!! B)

I can hear voices outside my travel box - I can't wait to get out, Ihave been in here sooooo long!! :D

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then I heard someone call out hello!!
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and here I am!!  :D

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there are many TV's here, Shane from Germany, Binky from Germany, SchokoCookie up the back, from Germany, Meav from Chile, Hasune from Germany and Toto from Germany!  :D
Lots of Tv's to be chatting to here!!

Love to everyone

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Jan 28, 2012, 12:50 pm
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Here I am outside getting some fresh air - the grass has gone brown and crunchy - there have been some very hot days here- 40 degrees!! That is a change from home!! ;)

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This big gum tree is in the back yard!

Love to everyone

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Jan 28, 2012, 12:59 pm
Hi Everyone,

Today is Australia Day - so we went to the park to celebrate

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We watched the flag raising ceremony, and learned how the Australian flag came to be, listened to the national anthem ( it was in English - a bit confusing for me just yet!! ;))

Then we went in the car to visit a friend of Sue's

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Toto and I shared a snack and a drink on the way  :p

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Now I am in Boronia - on the opposite side of the city to Gisborne - and in a car park - not very exciting but in the back ground is part of the Dandenong Ranges - a very pretty place to go and visit.

Love to everyone

Freaky

xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Jan 28, 2012, 1:06 pm
Hi Everyone,

Today we drove to Tyabb - there is a large shed that has been converted to an antiques centre and Sue's friend likes to look around there
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we had lunch at the old Rattling Reds train carriage cafe - it was very nice but hot outside

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we had a little chat on a park bench after lunch, was shady and pleasant here
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I had a closer look at the native grasses in the garden behind us!! :D

Love to everyone

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 7:59 am
Hi everyone!  :D

Today we had a walk in the park with the chow chow
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this is Sue's favourite part of the park where the old oak trees are
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here is Tupai the chow - with his head in a bush!!  ;)
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I was trying to hide here, but I don't think it was a good spot somehow!!  :rolleyes:
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This sculpture was done by a lady with a chainsaw, from an old tree,
it represents the local footie (Aussie Rules) club - they are called the Bulldogs.
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this is the creek that runs through the park.
More soon
Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 9:44 am
Hi Everyone!!
Still on our walk, this is the old stables where the police horses were kept back in the late 1800's
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and the court house
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Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 9:48 am
Back again!  :D

Today we went to work with Sue in the school library - holidays are over now!  :(
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I met the lucky cat that was made by the Japanese teacher - it is all folded paper - very clever!  :D
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we played hide and seek in the shelves but I think my tail might have given my position away again!! ;)
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Home time now!! :D

Bye for now
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 4, 2012, 9:56 am
Hello today everyone!

What a morning I have had - we went down the street and there were the some of the local Ulysses bike club. They had a meet up at Gisborne on a Saturday morning where they get a coffee and talk bikes.  :D
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We were told there are 12 of these bikes in Australia and this one is for sale. Anyone like it?? ;)
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I met these two men but forgot to ask their names!  :)
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Sue thought this one was a nice colour!! :rolleyes:
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That's all for today

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 6, 2012, 8:05 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we went to Albert Park to visit friends, but these pictures are on the way!
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here we are on the Westgate Bridge
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heading down the other side - there is a P & O cruise ship at the dock in the background  B)
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Melbourne city is in the background.
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In Albert Park we found a garden in the park with bush tucker plants in it, but we didn't stay out long because it was 33 degrees and very very windy. Later in the day it rained!! :rolleyes:

Love to all
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 7, 2012, 8:00 am
Hi Everyone,

Tonight I watched over the chopping of the veges for dinner - to make sure they were done properly!!  ;)

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A bit cooler here today! Thank goodness! :D

More soon

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 7, 2012, 8:01 am
Hi Everyone,

Today Toto left us - he is travelling to Orange in NSW to stay
with another host for a while

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See you later,

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:28 am
Hi Everyone,

Boy we had a big day out today!! We went on the train to the city (Melbourne) and then had a ride on a tram around the city.
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Here I am at Docklands - this was old docks area but has been done up and now has apartments, restaurants and a hugs sports complex - the bridge in the background is the Bolte Bridge.
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here I am at the tram stop
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looking out the front of the tram
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Now I am on the steps of the State Parliament building looking over to one of  the theaters in Melbourne (woops my head got in the way a bit here!! ;)
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Now I am on one of the bridges that crossed the Yarra River - South Bank on the left and the city on the right. South Bank has the Arts area, hotels and restaurants
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this spire is on the top of the Arts centre
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this statue is called Family 2, so we joined in and made the family bigger!!
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on this one the statue had been taken away - it was called Family 1 - so we became the family!! :D
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Here I am having a little rest beside the Yarra River - lovely day here!  B)
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I watched some ladies rowing on the river
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Back on the bridge now looking towards the Melbourne Cricket Ground - this is where Australian Rules football is played and of course cricket!!
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Here I am in Federation Square looking towards Flinders Street Station
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Now here is Flinders Street Station behind me.

More soon

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:45 am
Back again!!  :D
Here are lots of pictures of bikes - We went into 3 bike shops to show you what is here
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Oh boy Sue found a red one again!! :rolleyes:
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Looking good!
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1940's model!
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Phew, that's all the bikes for today!!  :D
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I am at the train station ready to get on the train now
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here is the train to Gisborne - actually to Bendigo but we get off at Gisborne
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On the train and heading home! It has been a busy day and I am ready for a rest!! We are off to the beach for the weekend, so more on Monday.

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 12, 2012, 7:37 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we drove through Geelong on our way to St Leonards - I didn't see much - just a look out the window

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Hopefully we can get back here another day and have a better look around.

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 12, 2012, 7:47 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we had a drive to Ocean Grove - it isn't far from St Leonards and has a surf beach. It was a windy day so the surf was pounding in!!

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More soon

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 12, 2012, 7:56 am
Hi Everyone,

We drove here from Ocean Grove - just up the coast - this area is known as the Shipwreck Coast - many sail boats ran aground here and all along this stretch of coast.

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this is the entrance to Barwon Heads - this part is calmer
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we found this bollard down near the childrens playground at Barwon Heads

More soon

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 12, 2012, 8:00 am
Hi Everyone,

Back again...from Barwon Heads we drove to Point Lonsdale just a bit further up the coast and had a look at the lighthouse - it was seriously windy here!!  :(
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Back home I helped cook hamburgers for dinner...yum!! :p

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 12, 2012, 8:09 am
Hi Everyone,

How are you all?
Today we had a walk along the beach at St Leonards  - the sun  had come out!!  B)
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Here I am on the walking track at the top of the Bluff

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this beach is usually calm - no waves- but today it is still very windy and so the wind is pushing up the waves
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a little rest on the way
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a bit close to the water for me!!  :o
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Hee hee I got to ride in a carrier bag!!  :D Can you see the yacht out on the water?
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here is part of the track to the beach
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back at the house we got to sit in the sun for a while and have a rest - it is very warm here!  :D

Love and hugs
Freaky

xxoooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:23 am
Hi Everyone,

This is a photo Sue forgot to put on yesterday - this was taken  from the car driving home to Gisborne.
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Lots of gum trees here!  :D

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:32 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we drove into the city again because one of the staff at Harley Heaven in the city told Sue there was a cafe called Route 66 Cafe in Brunswick opposite the Harley heaven shop there! Phew! So we walked and walked up Sydney Road and finally found Harley Heaven. But.....there was no Route 66 Cafe to be seen.
So, we went into the Harley shop and asked - they said the cafe was Highway 31 and yes it was over the road.
So we went over to have a look but it was closed!! Oh boy!! It didn't open until 11.30 and it was not 10.15 am. We took some photos anyway through the window - not very good photos - Sue says sorry and maybe we can get back there another day when it is open!  :D

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Hey guess what?? Phinook arrived today!! :D We will have a photo soon!!
Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:33 am
Hey ,

Two new arrivals came today before Phinook arrived, they are Diddl - Maus and Flummi.

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Love and hugs

Freaky
xx00xx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 13, 2012, 7:07 am
Hey Everyone,

Here are the reunion photos!! :D

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here are all the TV's..
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There is Diddl-Maus, Flummi, Binky, SchokoCookie,Me, Shane, Hasune, Meav and Phinook.

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 19, 2012, 7:16 am

Hi Everyone,

Today we went back to the Highway 31 Cafe to get some photos inside but the owner wasn't friendly to us - we think he got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning!!  ;) We only got two photos and Sue won't be going back there again!! Sue had hoped this would be ok for one of my life missions, but it isn't really. What do you think?

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Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 19, 2012, 7:25 am
Hi Everyone,

Tonight we went to Hanging Rock - a strange rock formation near Gisborne for an outdoor concert. Sue was a bit anxious about going because there were suppose to be 12,000 people at this concert - too many for her she thought, but she went with people from work and we went too.  We got to see Rod Stewart!!! :o The stage was a long way away for me, but I got to hear everything really well.
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Sue says sorry for the shakey photo!! This is at the entrance to the park - some one with a sense of humour has hung a rock from the road sign!!  :D

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Here we all are enjoying the late afternoon sunshine - it was 28 degrees C today!
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things are starting to happen!
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I had a good time here, lots of dancing and singing

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 26, 2012, 5:36 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we went to the Ballarat Wildlife Park to see some Australian animals.
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Here we are going in
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we saw two koalas snoozing up a tree  :D
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this is the Tasmanian Devil - it got its name from the noise it makes ( screams) and when the early settlers in Tasmania heard these animals and saw just the red of the ears, they called them Devils. Their ears look life devils horns when the sun shines on them from behind.
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then I met Tilly the koala - she has a baby in her pouch, at the moment it is tiny.
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Later I met a grey kangaroo, but it was too busy eating the food mix we had for it!
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these are red kangaroos - they a nervous of people so have to be in a fenced off enclosure.
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This is Patrick the wombat - he was trying to sleep but didn't mind us dropping in for a photo - he is nocturnal so gets up at night.
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over there is a giant tortoise - he really liked having his back hosed!
He isn't Australian but lives here at the park.
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Mmmm. Sue can't remember what this is..... :rolleyes:
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these are fresh water and salt water crocodiles we think!  :D

Love and hugs to all
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 26, 2012, 5:39 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we went with Sue and her family to Harcourt for a family gathering - we only stayed outside for about 30 minutes because it was too hot - 35 degrees C today! Phew!! It was a nice place though - we could look out over the valley - there are alot of apples grown here.
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Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 27, 2012, 7:36 am
Hi Everyone!!  :D

We have had a really hot day here today - too hot to do much, but this afternoon clouds started to come over
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then it went dark like night time
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This is a big change from the bright sunny days we have been having!!

More soon
Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 27, 2012, 7:49 am
Hi Everyone.

Back again!  :D

Today we looked out the window and this is what we saw
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rain, rain and more rain...but Sue was happy because the garden was being watered!! :rolleyes: Sue had to go to work so we sat and watched TV
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Phinook and I shared the power button (remote control!!) it is called the power button in this house  ;)

Later Sue came home with a box
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inside was
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another traveler all the way from Finland with lovely goodies!!
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This is BigFoot.

Later we said goodbye to SchokoCookie - he is off to Norway tomorrow.
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he has a special blanket in case it is still cold when he gets there.

Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 1, 2012, 6:08 am
Hi Everyone,

A new TV arrived today - another from Germany but she has come via Japan!  :o We helped her out of her travel box and made her welcome!
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Here we all are - Meav, Shane, Diddl-Maus, BigFoot, Binky, Flummi, ME, LittleLucy, Phinook and Hasune.

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:47 am
Hi Everyone,

We are on our way to St Leonards, but we had a quick stop to take some bollard photos (Sue really likes them so we had to humour her!! ;))
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one group of life savers - there are more because over time there have been many life saving groups at the different beaches around Geelong
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the ships captain - he caught all the little TV's in his bird cage - lucky I am a big TV!!  ;)
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I think this is a different kind of voyager but sees the world just like me!
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Behind me with the curly roof is the Carousel and at the end of the wharf is a real pirate ship!!
Off to St Leonards we go!!

Love to all

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:50 am
Hi Everyone!!  :D

You wouldn't believe the weather when we arrived here it was "blowing a howling gale" (Sue's expression not mine) I would have said it was really really windy!! :D

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More soon

Love to all
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:53 am
Hi Everyone,

Saturday and the weather is not better - it is raining today as well as being really really windy!!

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I just looked out the window at the wharf

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and the boat launching ramp.
We hope for sun tomorrow!!

Love to all
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:56 am
Hi Everyone,

Well you wouldn't believe the day we have today
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Really really nice - we are heading off for a walk on the beach

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My favourite sitting place here!  :D

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More soon

Love to everyone
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 9, 2012, 8:20 am
Hi Everyone,

Today we went to the Zoo with Diddl-Maus so a life mission could be achieved.

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here is a tiger - very relaxed!!
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Do you like this green and black butterfly?
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gray kangaroos just like we saw at Ballarat but we didn't get to feed these ones
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the lace monitor lizard
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we liked this picture outside the seal aquarium
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best time of the day for me - Lunch!!  ;)
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Was very nice in the Japanese garden

Love to all

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 9, 2012, 8:21 am
Hi Everyone!  :D

Today we said goodbye to Meav - she is travelling on to Germany

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We wishes her happy travels

Love to all

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2012, 2:54 am
Hi Everyone,

Today BigFoot decided to help Sue with her knitting - luckily Binky and I were there to help sort out the mess!!! :D

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Love and hugs
Freaky
xx00xx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2012, 2:55 am
Hi Everyone!! :D

Snack time!!!

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Love and hugs
Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 25, 2012, 8:27 am
Hello everyone!!  :D

Today we had a walk along this beach - not the best beach weather though.

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a little sit in the sand

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Blairgowrie Yacht club

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How about this one for us??? ;)

Love and hugs

Freaky
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2012, 7:49 am
Hi Everyone!!

I am travelling again - this time I am on my way to the US of A!!! :D

Sue says sorry for no photos, her memory card on the camera went kaput so she lost all her photos  :( she is not a happy camper!!

Hopefully I will arrive soon and you will see me in photos once again!

Love and hugs

Freaky
xx00xx
amb167


Posted Apr 23, 2012, 10:13 pm
Hello Everyone!

I arrived in San Jose tonight, safe and sound! Maggie and her mom were having a celebration with Maggie's girl scout troop, so they didn't get home til kind of late. But they opened me up right away, and I shared all of the goodies from fleursmum with them. Maggie especially loved the little rabbit painting, and it's now hanging right next to her bed :) Maggie also told her mom that she thinks I am very cute, and that she likes my long tail! After I met Maggie and Amanda, Maggie introduced me to Scruffy. She had just made him at Build-a-Bear! Her and her troop sold a LOT of girl scout cookies, so they used some of the money they earned to have a celebration. They all went to Build-a-Bear and made lovies, and then went to have pizza. Maggie made Scruffy a cowboy. She loves country and western things. After meeting Scruffy it was time for bed, but I am excited to check out more of California soon!
amb167


Posted Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 pm
Hello again!

Unfortunately it has been yucky outside lately. It's Maggie's Spring Break from school, so we were really hoping to be able to do some fun things. But the wind and rain have kept us inside. Luckily today there was a break in the rain for a few hours so we were able to get out to the park to fly a kite for a bit. Look, I flew it all by myself! Then Maggie showed me the globe at the park. In the summer the bottom is filled with water and the globe spins around, but right now the fountain is dry so the globe doesn't move. And here I am checking out the view of the valley Maggie lives in. They live in the city, but their house is right at the base of these hills, so there is lots of wildlife everywhere like wild turkeys and coyotes. You can see Maggie's church and house from up here!
amb167


Posted May 31, 2012, 12:59 am
Hello Everyone!

Today I went to the beach with Maggie and her family. It was beautiful! They know about a secret beach that only a few other people go to, so it's very nice and not at all crowded. Look at the views! I helped Maggie make some sand castles, it was lots of fun. Then it got a bit hot, so I decided to chill out on the cooler for a bit, haha :) After lunch and a cool down, we played in the sand some more. Later on, we found a tiny fish in a tide pool with bunches of crabs who were trying to eat it! With her moms help, Maggie was able to catch the fish in a little jelly jar and release him into a safer tide pool. He was very fun to watch. I really like the beach! Lucky for me, Maggie and her family go A LOT. They said we will be back soon :)

Hope you are all well at home!
Love, Freaky
amb167


Posted May 31, 2012, 1:04 am
Today we went to see a movie! It was very dark in the theater, but I wasn't scared. Maggie shared her popcorn with me and everything! We saw the movie Chimpanzee. It is a documentary about a family of chimps. One day there was an attack from a rival group of chimps, and the baby chimp named Oscar was orphaned. Luckily, the groups head male adopted him and looked after him, so he ended up just fine. It was a very heart warming story. Now I really want to meet a chimp in real life!

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