|A visit to an Open Garden in Mosman Park, with an eclectic display of tiles and pottery
|An interesting tram tour of Fremantle, and a visit to the Fremantle Prison with ex-work colleagues
|Queen Mary 2 visits Perth waters for the first time - here she departs to Adelaide from Fremantle port (I saw here again in Adelaide the following week...)
|I visited Adelaide in South Australia - Glenelg Marina
|Sculpture by the Sea exhibition - in the beach at Cottesloe
|Cute Little Penguins at Penguin Island, across the sea from Rockingham (south of Perth city)
|A night of "Fado" at the Portuguese Club (traditional music)
|Visiting my daughter in France - here in the village of Roussillon
|Martigues - the village where my daughter lives. We visited many interesting villages in the Provence area.
|From France to Portugal - here I am in Braga - in the north, visiting a long time friend. I also met up with my Wedding Godparents who I hadn´t seen for over 15 years.
|Another flight from Portugal, brings me to the evergreen islands of the Azores, to visit my husband´s family - the "Seven Cities lagoon" in São Miguel.
|Still in the Algarve I visited the magnificent 10th International Sand Sculptures Festival (Fiesa), whose theme was "Idols"
I also met up with fellow blogger Carole from "Piglet in Portugal"
|A much too short visit to Sintra revealed some wonderful sights - the Moorish Castle at the top of the hill
|Back in Australia - took friends who recently arrived in Perth to the Araluen Botanic Park, in the hills - the tulips were in bloom
|Also took them the visit the native wildlife at the Cohunu Koala Park, and they were thrilled with the cute Koalas.
|And we also visited the Mandurah canals.
|September´s most important event - my son´s Graduation ceremony of course!
|Travelled to Adelaide again - Rundle Mall, the main shopping arcade
|Having fun at the 40th "City to Bay" marathon - after the arrival of the runners and walkers in Glenelg.
|A visit to the Adelaide Zoo to see the Pandas was the highlight of another visit to Adelaide.
|More gardening to prepare the garden for summer and the Christmas Eve get-together at our place
|Our 32nd wedding anniversary on the 30th November was spent in Victor Harbour, south of Adelaide.
(my husband still had the moustache and beard for the "Movember" fundraising event...I didn´t like it as it made him look older)
|Visiting Granite Island, across from Victor Harbour, in South Australia
|Our Christmas tree
|One of the beautifully decorated houses at Christmas time
May the New Year bring you all health and happiness and peace in our world.
Thanks to all my readers and followers for being part of my year.