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Packing Up

G’day mates! How ya going?

Not the best way to pack

The time has finally come to pack up our lives here in Aussieland and return to the wind and cold. Surely you can tell by the photo above that we’ve got our priorities right when packing up our luggage – a family of stuffies and geek tech! But then again, a year is plenty of time to accumulate loads and loads of stuff which we have been getting rid of, selling off and giving away!

But that’s not enough, I checked out our free baggage allowance and let’s just say – we’re totes gonna be paying up the wahoo! Virgin Australia is not very generous with their checked baggage limits AND their excess baggage charges! Aaaargh!

OK folks, I still have much to do, including crafting my very geeky costume for this weekend’s conference at Couran Cove! Yeah, what a lovely place for a send-off after weeks of last-minutes this and that, finishing up projects and gathering of souvenirs for family and friends.

When next we post, we shall be in a Canadian winter wonderland. Until then, sprinkle hearts!

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Happy Australia Day 2011

G’day mates! How ya going?

Today we celebrate Australia Day, and while most Aussies will celebrate it with a BBQ with family and friends, Jason and I will be checking out the new movie, The Green Hornet in 3D, indulging in some good food and a round of drinks and bowling with friends.

So for those of you who are lucky enough, go out and enjoy this beautiful, summer weather. And for those back home, stay warm in sub-zero temperature.

Donna, Jason and Beaver with Australia Flag

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Brisbane City, Queensland Floods 2011

Hey mates! Just wanted to put a quick catch up to let family and friends know that Jason and I are doing alright. We’re currently still in Brisbane CBD and though the rain has lightened up a bit, we’re keeping a close eye on the news and trusted social media outlets for updates on the situation.

Here are some informative and frequently updated links to keep abreast of the situation:

You can also call 1800 219 028 in AUS or go to and help with Flood Relief.

Stay high and stay dry folks. Also, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to pack an evac bag just in case.

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