Thursday 24th October, (Sydney).

It has been demonstrated again how we must have just been enjoying the relaxation again for the past couple of days, because I have once again not put finger to keys for a while. It’s not that nothing happens on the days I don’t write anything, plenty does, but it is generally just ordinary everyday things and I just don’t think to write anything.

It was just as well we didn’t intend doing much in this area this time as the wind has been just too strong to want to venture anywhere.

We did get to catch up with Craig while in the Gosford area, although his wife wasn’t there, she must have been working.

We are now once again at Sydney, having moved today. We are at the usual caravan park, where Sue lives, and hopefully we will meet Sue tomorrow night. She is a busy lassie during the week and she does have Friday night free. Because she wouldn’t get a chance to meet us tonight we arranged for her to leave our mail at the reception desk for pickup on our arrival. One of the letters is from our solicitor and is an agreement contract for the final sale of our house, and we must read it tonight, sign it and put it back in the mail tomorrow so it is back in his hands by the end of the month. By this time next week our bank balance should get a big boost.

We are going to keep an eye on the news for the next couple of days and watch for bush fires. Linda is a little worried that they may keep us from going over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst; I don’t blame her for worrying, but I must reassure her that if the road is not closed then travel through the area will be ok.

After checking in to the park we were placed onto a site next to, as Linda noticed, another Tasmanian couple. We mentioned a comment about half of Tassie must be over here, and that we were Tasmanian, and they went berserk and explained that it was nice to meet another from the home state. Apparently they are only here for an 8-week holiday and have not met any home folk yet and found it a novelty. We will hopefully meet them again tomorrow, I was busy setting up at that time and they were going out, and sit down and have a good chat with them.