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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 07:20

Happy Birthday Obxx - posh lunch and walk sounds like perfect way to celebrate πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

LilyP - we have tickets for the Ashes when we are back in Adelaide - thats the only reason he let us leave πŸ€“

You’ll all have to guess where today’s postcard is from 

Possibly the most beautiful building in the world 🌍 gives me goosebumps ❀️

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 05:08

Jonny Bairstow is one of our cricketers Pat - First test of the ashes series starts in Brisbane tomorrow.  Mr C is a BIG cricket fan 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 00:15

We do the xx Eve, xx, xx Boxing Day thing here too - like to eek out as much as we can from celebrations.  My Christmas puds are always made round bonfire night -   coz that’s what my Mum did.  There was a “my naughty little sister” story that calls them bonfire puddings because Grandma makes them to take NLS’s mind off the scary fireworks, so we are not alone .  Stirring the pudding and making a wish is done via FaceTime these daysπŸ˜€

Lovely to see Pdoc popping in, and also hoping Fairy 🧚‍♂️ is good too (see she has her own emoji now 🧚‍β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»‍♂️ - with a choice of frocks)

sat in Brisbane airport waiting for a flight to Sydney.  Had a lovely time catching up with Mr C’s rellys in Brisbane.  Went out for something to eat last night at a bistro type place (nothing fancy) and Jonny  Bairstow was sat on the table next to us with his girlfriend.  All very low key so we left him in peace ....but I was quite star 🌟 struck.  Good luck to the boys for the first test tomorrow 🏏   🏏  πŸ 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 01:02

It was Barron Falls Pat   Rainy season yet to start so just a trickle at the moment.  But a very pretty trickle 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 21:57

Wellies sound heavenly Wonky

yesterday I found nemo 🧑. And Dory πŸ’™. Had a wonderful day snorkelling, although ts a shame my sum total of tropical fish 🐠 knowledge comes from a Disney cartoon 

Today we fly to Brisbane .....farewell to the rainforest and reef, you were awesome ❀️

(An overused word, but appropriate here )

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 08:31

Chicky’s still looking in .....hows this for some tree ferns 

Having a wonderful time - been exploring rainforest the last couple of days, and a trip snorkelling on the reef tomorrow.

Not too far away, however, to send ((hugs)) and positive thoughts to Pdoc πŸ’­πŸ’­πŸ’­

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 23:04

Have a great visit LilyP - enjoy having all the babies together πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ.....or is there only 3 

No reef yet - arrived yesterday lunchtime.  Planning a trip on Sunday, but rainforest and Kuranda to fit in before that......loving it 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 22:59

The news of the vote came in as our plane landed yesterday- cheers went up πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 11:44

Thanks Pat 

My family are now shouting “Ask Pat” whenever we have a horticultural query 

Not long til holiday now Hosta β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 08:24

Evening Joyce 

Another tree id here for Pat .....there seem to be nearly as many of these in Port Douglas as there were Jacarandas in Adelaide 

Plus, some sand art courtesy of a little white crab πŸ¦€ 

Kew isn’t RHS LilyP, but enjoy anyways 

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Gardens we have visited 2017

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More gardening TV

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