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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday, 28th August, 2013

28th August, 2013


Tuesday, 27th August, 2013

27th August, 2013

We caught the bus to Coolangatta Airport. 
Then flew Jetstar to Narita. 
Flight was okay enough for Jetstar.

Chikako bought some new Ray Ban sunglasses at the airport.
Very cool, methinks.

Flying up the Queensland Coast on a perfect Winter`s day.

Flying over the Great Barrier Reef - so beautiful.

We arrived back at Narita, travelled to Ueno
and stayed at the Sutton Hotel.
Not so bad, room was okay.

I really just wanted to eat Japanese food
in an Izakaya.
I ate enough gaijin-food in Oz; too oily, salty and high calorie.

It was cheap, tasted okay and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Back to the Sutton Place Hotel to wake up to a shinkansen ride back to This City.

Monday, 26th August, 2013

26th August, 2013

We had an early lunch at the apartment
before driving up to BrizVegas
and returning June to Regis
and Dec to Andrea, who took him to 
Brisbane Airport to board Singapore Airlines flight to 
Singapore and London Heathrow. 

In the evening, I dropped the car back at Ron and Joyce`s house,
then Chikako, me and Phillip walked to 8th Avenue
to a Chinese shop.
It was really good food ! 

Sunday, 25th August, 2013

25th August, 2013

We held a belated engagement party 
Ben and Heather ( my niece ) 
plus it served as a family get-together. 

Chikako and Sandie
June is seated and looking very happy ! 

Back line from left:  Vikki, Ben, Rozanne, Ian, Phillip
Chikako, Jennifer Declan, Heather
June is seated.

Back line from left: Vikki, Ben, Ian, Phillip
Middle line from left: Rozanne, Declan, Heather
Front line from left: Jennifer, June, Sandie

Size difference .... Sandie and Phillip.

Declan, Rozanne, Chikako and Jennifer.


Saturday, 24th August, 2013

24th August, 2013

Drove to Brisbane to get June. 
Sandie arrived at Currumbin Sands. 
We enjoyed. 

We had a late lunch together on the balcony in the sunshine.
June was pleased to finally be able to drink some decent wine.

Sandie gave Declan some different types of lollies - Minties, Jaffas, etc>

Chikako got a present of a surfboard from me.

June seemed to like the feel of her new shawl.

Sandie gave Chikako and me this wonderful picture frame.

Dec taking care of his sleepy Grandma.