My overseas family was here in the summer and we managed to get tickets for some of the Olympic heats. We had a fabulous time and saw some of the big names. An experience I never expected to have, so a big ‘thank-you’ to my son and his family and all who made the event so memorable.
Too many friends died last year, which i suppose is a sign of my/our advancing years. I had to see a dermatologist regarding a blemish on my face and leg and visited him shortly before going away on holiday and he said the thing on my face was no more than a keratosis, but thought the one on my leg was a Bowen’s tumour, which was nothing to worry about, as it was a pre-cancer, though should be removed as it may have developed into something more serious. He arranged to do the surgery when I returned from holiday. I duly notified my travel insurance company who then upped my cover by £400, making the total nearly £700 – a hundred pounds for each week I was away!
I went off to visit my elder son and family in Hong Kong and my cousins in Australia. It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime, but Oz was unbelievably cold, with some crops being ruined because of frost – and me in need of a hot water bottle!
There were lots of highlights on my trip, not least the road trains and heavy machinery.
It was a very varied trip, with a week of hunting the vast array of wild flowers.
Another of the highlights was a drive down the Tin Horse Highway. My photos won’t do it justice, so I suggest you take a look at the link…