New Zealand here we come

Trip Start Jan 23, 2013
Trip End Apr 24, 2013

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Following the publication of the previous chapter our censors have requested we confirm the use of the words wank and wanker was in the Australian context rather than the Uk context.

According to our edition of Australian Language and Culture published by Lonley Planet the term wanker refers to an idiot or someone pretentious. We are pleased to confirm this is the basis the words were used. You may also be interested to know the term Wally refers to a fool or idiot. You can draw your own conclusion !

Cyclone Oswald surprisingly headed off to annoy others today as we set off from Richmond to Sydney in glorious sunshine. It was obvious that some areas had copped a little more rain than they wanted but to be fair the grass was looking like it needed some TLC apart from the Richmond Stud where the middle eastern millions guarantee a beautiful hue.

We booked into the Metro on Pitt Hotel chosen for its location to a railway station with links to the airport and of course price. It has lived up to expectations on all counts.After a quick reorganisation it was off into town to take in the sights.

Size wise Sydney is hardly in the league of European cities but what they have got they present wonderfully. We did wonder though if the high Aussie dollar was making a difference to tourism as the place seemed to be so quiet or maybe the locals are just recovering from the Bank Holiday weekend or even hiding from the doom and destruction predicted wrongly to hit town.

We had a great time especially around Darling Harbour. Looks like we will have to come back in a couple of years to check out the new park being built by The Rocks.

Dinner in Darling Harbour and an early night ready to be up and away before dawn. We made it but not before we were woken in the middle of the night by some one phoning from the UK and waking us at 1.15 local.

All went to plan until we reached, security when having passed through the full body scanner the operator took exception to Jans shorts! Off she was taken to drop them!!!!

Mind you Wally wouldn't of minded dropping them for the young lady security guard. In essence Jans BMW zip off trousers have a protective padding section on the hip that was showing up on the scanner. Despite our protestations that they were motorcycle protective equipment and they were ok with all the body armour in our jackets,down they had to come for further investigation!!

A diplomatic incident was avoided when Wally was told we shouldn't be wearing motorcycle kit! Wally only whispered the word we started this blog with earlier.

Safely aboard flight QF45 cruising at 37000 ft there is no sign of Oswald and Nz is looking pretty hot. What will we find?
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Dave Kinghorn on

You're pretty good at this Wall. Now could you pop back and give me a lift with a kitchen worktop?

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