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Travelog for: Binky

St Leonards, Australia - 11th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Today was a cloudy and rainy day so we were inside reading for a while
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later in the day we went into the back yard and had a look at the fruit trees - they are looking pretty healthy and there should be apricots for Christmas!! :D
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SchokoCookie and I in the apricot tree!
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you don't see a koala sitting in a plum tree often!! Maybe the plums will be ready for Christmas too! :D
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apples in this tree Mum, but they won't be ready until later in the year.
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Look at us sitting in the bougainvillea climber - there used to be a kiwi fruit here but it died in the drought sadly.
But Mum, I found a great gum tree - not for eating but have a look at the flowers!  :D
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6504246517_c9a097b2c1.jpg
Pretty huh!!
Ooh Sue forgot to show you what we had for lunch - not normal koala food but not bad!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6504243157_2b402e8de5.jpg Yum!!

More soon,
Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 16, 2011, 11:14 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


St Leonards, Australia - 11th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

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This little bush is in the back yard and is the Tahitian version of the pohutukawa - the New Zealand Christmas tree - nice flowers  :D

Talk to you soon
Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 16, 2011, 11:21 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Geelong, Australia - 12th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

On the way home to Gisborne we stopped at the Geelong Botanic Gardens - we had to look at the bollards ( Sue loves these so everyone has to see them!!  :rolleyes:)
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this one shows the man who started the gardens back in 1851 and a lady who has pinched a bit of a plant to put in her flower press (it is behind her back)
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SchokoCookie and I found these unusual looking gourds in the vege garden
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here is the bird of paradise flower
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this is the sage garden
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here we all are in the fernery
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another pohutukawa
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and this is a blackboy - they grow out in the bush here.

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxxoo

* Posted Dec 17, 2011, 12:25 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 13th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum
We got a new visitor today
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this is Bubblegum and guess what??? Bubblegum is also from Germany!! :D

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 17, 2011, 12:36 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ballarat, Australia - 14th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Well today was a big day for me!! We went for a long drive in the car and arrived at Ballarat Wildlife Park. I was very excited!! :cyclops:
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Here we go!!
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important information for koala's!! :D
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My first view of a real koala - Hey You wake up!! I said but it just kept sleeping!  :(
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this is a Tasmanian Devil - they scream and growl and are really scarey out in the bush. The early settlers called them Devils because they could hear them and catch glimpses of their ears, which look red when the sun is behind them, and they sounded really frightening! The settlers weren't sure what they were at first!
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Here are some more koalas - they were busy checking out their gum leaves - did you know if the gum leaves fall on the ground the koalas refuse to eat it!!? Pretty fussy huh!! :stare:
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I met a kangaroo, it is a Western Gray - they are very friendly, especially as people feed them a seed and grain mixture, they come and look for it. I was tickled by its whiskers!! :D
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here is a kangaroo having a scratch and an emu
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another emu - it was eying off the food a kangaroo had - their eyes are a bit scarey Mum especially for a little koala and they have a big beak!! ;)
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there is another sleepy koala here Mum - kind of hard to see though  :rolleyes:
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ooohh crocodile or maybe alligator - we are not sure!! :D
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I am not sure who is checking out who here Mum, is it Bubblegum and me looking at the lizard or the other way around???
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this giant tortoise was climbing over its lunch!!
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Up the back here is a red bellied black snake - Sue's husband saw one here in the back yard yesterday!! I think I will stay inside for a few days now!! ;) Sue is too!!
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Yup it is a crocodile, we saw the teeth!!
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Oops, blurry photo - but here I met some outback koalas and told the all about being a TV - I am not sure they understood though. I was waiting for something special to happen.

More soon
Love and hugs
Binky

* Posted Dec 17, 2011, 1:02 am Last edited Dec 17, 2011, 1:13 am by fleursmum [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ballarat, Australia - 14th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

This was the special thing that happened today!! :D A photo with a real koala yay!!!! I have completed one of my life missions!! :D
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This koala was called Misty.
She was very nice, but very interested in her gum leaves!( A koala has to be though!!) :D

* Posted Dec 17, 2011, 1:05 am Last edited Dec 17, 2011, 1:14 am by fleursmum [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ballarat, Australia - 14th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Well I am so excited still but have to show you the other animals we saw
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this is a baby wombat - it is one year old!! Imagine how big and heavy the adults get compared to me!! Phew!! I think this wombat should have been sleeping because it was nocturnal, but maybe it had been woken up by a tour group going through and had lots of people patting it. It sure wanted to get out and talk to us! :D
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Here I am on the way home Mum, I am tired from all the excitement and need a rest now!!

Talk to you soon
Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

PS Can you believe I have been up close to a real koala?? :D

* Posted Dec 17, 2011, 1:10 am Last edited Dec 17, 2011, 1:14 am by fleursmum [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 15th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Tonight we went to the pub with the book club group and shared their Christmas dinner - mmmm...no gum leaves..might try a chip instead!! ;)
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Later we had a read of the book the group has been reading - mm a bit big for me, maybe Toto can help?
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6524668863_5ab5fb43fa.jpg

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 19, 2011, 5:52 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Taylors Lakes, Australia - 17th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Well, we had a big drive today - Sue drove her son to the city to pick up his car, but it was all driving, driving and we only got one photo and that was in the car wash!!! :( What is going on here??
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at least you know I am safe and well!! :D

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 19, 2011, 5:54 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Melbourne, Australia - 18th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum
Today we went for a drive to the other side of the city - it was not good weather for taking photos but we got some. Hopefully we will go back another day
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here we are on the ring road that goes around the Melbourne CBD
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and here we are going through the tunnel that goes under the Yarra River.
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Now we are waiting at a level crossing for the train to go past.

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 19, 2011, 9:41 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 19th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hey Mum,

We had an at home day today - Sue had to clean the house - there were tumble weeds of dog hair on the floor!! ;) The chow is moulting so his hair is everywhere!! But I was sitting minding my own business when I heard a rustling in the pantry - guess who I found there??
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It was SchokoCookie and he had found a box full of cookies! :D But I told him we were going outside so he would have to look at the cookies another time! ;) I will have to watch him Mum!!
Bubblegum and I had a chat with Tupai but he was busy looking for rabbits and I don't think he understands us!! :p
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I found a very nice gum tree
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I even shared with SchokoCookie but I don't think hedgehogs are designed for sitting in a gum tree!! ;)
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We had a look down the back of the block, there is water in the dam which is very unusual for this time of the year, also the grass is usually brown and crunchy by now. There has been lots more rain here this year in the winter and spring, so everything is growing like mad.
Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 19, 2011, 9:50 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 23rd December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

We went for a walk in the park today, it was hot but we were ok
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here we are at the creek -the chow chow went in for a drink and a swim - was a bit tempting today  :D
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here we are in the old park - heading off to walk along the old oak trees
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we had a little rest under a tree while we waited for the chow chow to catch up - he likes to sniff everything!! ;)

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 25, 2011, 3:07 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Sherbrooke, Australia - 24th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

We drove to the other side of the city today to see Sue's sister-in-law and her family, they live on the edge of Sherbrooke Forest.
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here we are on the road
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here we are in the back yard
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we met Hector the goat - his job id to eat the grass and weeds and to keep the yard tidy!! ;)
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here I am at the top of the driveway
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mmm...snack time!!
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lots of music happens here and
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painting - Sue's sister-in-law has done some beautiful paintings of the beach and the ocean
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have a look at this beautifully coloured bird Mum, we think it is a rainbow lorikeet
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the kookaburras came in for a fishy snack
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and there was roast turkey, roast vegies and greens for dinner - not as good as gum leaves but not too bad!!  ;)

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxxoo

* Posted Dec 25, 2011, 5:19 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 25th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Happy Christmas!!
It is 30 degrees here, hot and sticky and looks like there is going to be a thunder storm!
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Can you see me under the Christmas tree?  :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6567154209_eafb96e7e8.jpg
We all wish you a very happy Christmas Mum, SchokoCookieBubblegumHasune, Toto and me!!  :D

Love and hugs

Binky
xxooxx

* Posted Dec 25, 2011, 5:25 am Last edited Jan 10, 2012, 9:19 am by fleursmum [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Gisborne, Australia - 25th December 2011

By: fleursmum

Hi Mum,

Here we are ready for Christmas dinner!!
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Like my hat Mum?  :D

Love and hugs
Binky
xxooxxoo

* Posted Jan 9, 2012, 11:49 pm Last edited Jan 11, 2012, 11:27 pm by fleursmum [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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