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Something for the kids – big and small

With school holidays looming, here’s something the whole family can enjoy without needing to travel far.  Pack a picnic, slip, slop, slap, grab a map and let the fun begin ….

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The Happiest Refugee

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Anh Do’s account of his life was entertaining, moving, humbling and funny. Anh told of his trip on a small fishing boat when he and his family fled Vietnam and the ordeals they faced during that voyage. We heard about his life growing up in Australia and being poor, his love for his family, his sudden switch from lawyer to stand-up comedian and his love for his wife and four children. This was a great insight into what makes Anh tick and it was surprising to see him struggling with his emotions as he relayed events in his life that moulded him into the very likeable character he is today. It’s quite a story and I’m now looking forward to reading his book, “The Happiest Refugee”.

Thanks for 90 very enjoyable minutes, Anh!

Ipswich Civic Centre, October 16th, 2014

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We’re getting close to the ensuite caravan!

We’re enjoying being at that stage in life when we can hook up the van, hit the road and escape for a few days to wherever takes our fancy. Like many of you, I’m sure, it wasn’t always this easy but I wouldn’t trade those early camping days with the kids for anything – they were really fun times and have provided us with many great memories!

Camping on the banks of the beautiful Brunswick River - my favourite beach camping spot!

Camping on the banks of the beautiful Brunswick River – my favourite beach camping spot!

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