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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Sunday, July 23, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 8) - Sydney Suburbs


I forgot to say, when we went to visit Sharon’s relatives last night, her cousin, who walked us there was telling us about Fruit Bats...

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 7) - Sydney Suburbs

Irish anti-smoking campaign ad


Hello Possum!...

Thursday, July 20, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 6) - Manly

Hello, is it me you're looking for...


How ya goin? (Aussie speak for 'How's it going')

We went to Manly today, it’s a ferry ride away from Sydney Harbour. Very nice, but...

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 5) - Double Bay


Australia is all about the wanderings, the ambles, the walkabouts. With no map and just a vague idea of where we wanted to go, myself and Sharon strolled from Bondi off into the sunset. A few kilometers under our belt we ended up...

Monday, July 17, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 4) - Sydney


We tried to book ourselves into classes over here in Pilates. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, it’s kinda aerobics but better (seems like you do a fair amount of lying down, ha, supposed to be vicious good though!). Annnnyway, we were too late (shame).

There is a wine tasting course on soon so we were thinking of doing that maybe, sounds good. Also we were thinking of picking up cheap tennis rackets somewhere, there is a park near us that we think has public courts.

(Wow, lots of 'thinking' little 'doing', meh, I'm a backpacker, very little is expected of me).