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May29

Advance Australia Fair

Skyscrapers and Sky Tower - Sydney Australia.   Photo: S.Lawrence, Bandanna Club

I’m expecting to get quite a lot of flak from fellow Kiwi’s for what I’m about to say, but I’ll say it anyway…

Australia is awesome!

I haven’t been to Sydney since I was 6 or 7 and I’ve never visited Melbourne at all. So when a rather serendipitous set of circumstances set me on a Qantas flight bound for the other Great Southern land, I jumped at the chance.

Stunning Sydney

Even arriving in the middle of a fairly massive thunderstorm did little to dampen my spirits and within an hour we were checked into the conveniently located, mid-range Park Regis hotel.

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May12

Meet the new boss…

David Cameron - Prime Minister (foreground) & Nick Clegg - Deputy Prime Minister (on right)

Well the UK 2010 election is now over…and at least it’s been an entertaining one.

As usual, the British version of “organisation” (known everywhere else as a “cluster-f*ck”) swung into play, with scores of people prevented from voting for a range of reasons including lost or insufficient ballot papers, lack of staff, resources etc.

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