Bill Austin & Joan Baptiste
Food friends family Sydney, in 2010 the reason for my visit was to show Joan & Bill, my friends from Wiltshire in the UK, my wonderful home town with the best harbour in the world.
This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from 2010.
Overnight at Port Macquarie
We stay at Port Macquarie at my brother’s home on the way to Sydney, there was a vintage car rally with some terrific examples.
So many fabulous beautiful vintage cars.
On top of the world.
You may be wondering why I didn’t make the climb, well that can be easily narrowed down to one word, FEAR!
Food friends family Sydney
Dinner with friends at French’s Forest in Sydney.
Peter Hobbs & Peter Hesky.
A couple of friends I have known since the 70s, Peter Hobbs occasionally visits Pattaya but Peter Hesky never makes contact anymore.
Warwick Robinson, David Herd & Michael Saleh.
It’s always good to catch up with old friends when I’m in Sydney.
Peter Hobbs drinking the good stuff.
Sparkling French Champagne to wash down the pasta. 🙂
Warwick loves his food
However it caught up with him in 2013, he underwent a triple heart bypass, so much for over indulgence. 🙂 Now here is quite a coincidence, his heart surgeon was Dr Alan Farnsworth, he was captain of our rugby team at Homebush High school in Sydney & I was vice captain. From memory he was dux of the school & I struggled to pass my intermediate, however we were both pretty good footballers.
While I’m on the nostalgia kick I fondly remember our football coach Peter Philpott, an Australian leg spinner & a terrific guy.
Manly Wharf Hotel with old friend Paul Slaughter
Paul & I spent a lot of time together over the years.
Always lots of eye candy Sunday afternoon at Manly.
Drinks & Dinner at the Oaks
Dinner with Bill & Joan and my lovely niece Elyssa.
Herd family Xmas at cousin Deb’s house.
What a feast, cousin Deb really knows how to entertain.
My other nice Elyssa Xmas 2010
Fast forward to 2016 and Elyssa is the proud mother of a gorgeous little girl.
Main St Auburn NSW
The street really has not changed much in 50 years.
I grew up here at 58 Kihilla Rd Auburn
I took a sentimental journey to Auburn, the Sydney suburb I grew up in. The main st had not changed much except for the Vietnamese & Muslim establishments. My real shock came when I drove past our family home at 58 Kihilla Rd, it was now totally run down, a very sad sight for me.
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