Deniliquin – January 2008

Sadly we had to drive to Deniliquin in early January to farewell one of Peter’s aunts, June, who had been in ill health. We got a real insight into what she had achieved and what she meant to her close-knit family. We also had the chance to catch up with some of the far-flung Ellerman clan, some of whom we actually hadn’t met before.

Here are a few of the photos we took afterwards.

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Posted on Sunday January 27th, 2008, tagged with events | 1 comment

Snowy Mountains – December 2007

Just after Christmas, those of the family who weren’t gadding about elsewhere went to Jindabyne for a few days, to reacquaint ourselves with the Snowy Mountains in summer. Mum hadn’t been there for a while and we spent three fine days visiting old haunts. On Day One we all went to the top of the chairlift at Thredbo, and Teepar, Stephan and Jess did the walk to the top of Mt Kosciuszko while Kath and Mum admired the flowers and the scenery at our own pace. On Day Two, Mum and Stephan and Jess had a look around new and old Jindabyne (and watched a bit of cricket) while Kath, Pete and Teepar, and a lovely young lady we met on the way, did the walk to Blue Lake and back via Hedley Tarn. On the last day (a pretty hot one!) we all went up to Charlotte Pass, Spencer’s Creek and Sawpit Creek to enjoy the views, the wildflowers and the crystal clear streams before heading back home.

We stayed in a lovely multi-level townhouse on the hill in Jindabyne with great views of the lake. Our spare time was spent preparing food, eating, chatting, watching (what else?) “Jindabyne”, watching cricket, reading, sitting on the balcony, playing Scrabble (a close one!), eating some more and finally sleeping. A very pleasant way to spend a few days!

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Posted on Monday January 14th, 2008, tagged with travel | 2 comments