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S’cuse the lack of blogging these past few days. Ever had one of those weeks where you don’t quite get the hang of it? That’s been me this week. I’ve been trying to juggle a lot of things and dropped one too many balls! One of the balls was blogging but I’m determined to have a better time from now on in the run up to what’s going to be a very different festive season as here in West Yorkshire we’ll be in Tier 3, so it’s going to be a Covid Christmas!

The weather’s been getting into the Xmas spirit as we’ve had our first dusting of snow on the high ground around us. Although it snowed most of yesterday the stuff didn’t stick around where we live and the roads have remained clear. Not that we’re going to be going far for the next few weeks – unless you count Huddersfield. Instead, we’re preparing for a local Xmas and the opportunity to make the most of our time.

For me, part of that time will be spent wading through scanning lots more old slides. Having broken the back of the pile now I’m determined to get the process finished next year and catching up with scanning’s been one of the reasons I’ve not been blogging. So today’s picture of the day is one of the fruits of this weeks labours. I’m currently working my way through an album of travel pictures from our 1997-99 ‘big trip’ and the current set is of Australia. I took this picture on the the 4th January 1999. It’s a view of the coastline of Victoria on the beautiful ‘Great Ocean Road’ between Anglesey and Port Campbell.

After having spent Xmas in Melbourne and New Year at Sorrento beach, Lynn and I headed off with Alison, and her two children (Matt and Kim) in Alison’s van, to spend a couple of weeks touring Victoria. You’ll see more pictures over the next week or two.

If you’re interested in looking through more photos from Australia (or the rest of our epic trip), you can find them in this gallery on my Zenfolio picture website. I’ll be adding many more shots of other exotic locations (including New Zealand, Fiji and the Cook Islands) over the next few weeks.

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