Easter Sunday 2017

18 Apr

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On Easter Sunday after breakfast we did the Cascades Rainforest Walk at the bottom of Macquarie Pass.

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For lunch on Easter Sunday all six of us drove up to the Pie Shop at Robertson.

http://www.robertsonpieshop.com.au/

After lunch we went back via the Jamberoo Pass, where we stopped at the Jamberoo Lookout:

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/jamberoo-lookout

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For Sunday afternoon we were home. We had a lot of family visitors for that Easter Sunday afternoon.

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Three different cakes for Easter

 

 

The boys knew straight away where to find some games to play with.

 

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The boys enjoyed a game of domino with some of the adults.

 

 

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It was a big Family Gathering for Easter Sunday and enjoyed by all.

Easter Saturday 2017

18 Apr

For lunch on Easter Saturday we were at the Illawarra Yacht Club:

http://www.iyc.com.au/

We knew the Yacht Club Brasserie from a previous visit:

https://auntyuta.com/2016/08/01/1st-of-august-2016/

After Saturday’s lunch we had coffee and cake at our place.

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday we had our extended family visiting us:

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Happy Easter 2017

17 Apr
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We had this view from the Sailing Club on Easter Saturday.

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I had PTZZA MARGHERITA

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We were 6 people for lunch on Easter Saturday at table 51

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This is where the club’s pizzas are being baked.

To be continued

How the US Uses War to Protect the Dollar

14 Apr

The Most Revolutionary Act

The Gods of Money

William Engdahl (2015)

The first video is a 2015 presentation by William Engdahl about his 2010 book The Gods of Money. It focuses on the use of US economic and military warfare to maintain the supremacy of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

As his point of departure, he begins with the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement, in which the Allied powers agreed to use the gold-backed US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. In 1971 when Nixon was forced to end the gold standard,* the gold-backed US dollar was replaced by the “petrodollar.” According to Engdahl, it was so named because of a secret agreement the US made with Saudi Arabia – in return for a guarantee that OPEC would only trade oil in US dollars, the US guaranteed the Saudis unlimited military hardware.

In this way, oil importing nations (most of the…

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Some more Rain onWednesday, the 12th of April 2017

12 Apr

Well, yesterday, on Tuesday, the weather was beautiful. We went to Corrimail to the new Primary Medical Centre:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Primary+Medical+Centre+Corrimal/@-34.3718465,150.7557746,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b131ed02aea0009:0xf7276eec5b93d483!8m2!3d-34.3718465!4d150.8958503

Peter’s doctor had moved from Dapto to Corrimail. The new doctor in Dapto was on a three week leave. So Peter decided he could see his old doctor in Corrimail. At the same time I managed to see a skin specialist at this centre in Corrimail. She gave me some treatment straight away. I did not have to wait! I was very happy that this service was available.

When we arrived home yesterday all my washing that I had hung out early in the morning, was dry already. It was beautiful to have fresh bed linen! Today, Wednesday, Peter had to start his BCG treatment at Wollongong Hospital. When we arrived back home, it was raining again.

Peter and Astrid were with us in Corrimail yesterday. Today they left early to catch the train to Sydney. They were looking forward to explore Sydney for one day. I hope the weather will be okay for them. They experienced a beautiful mild and sunny day with a light breeze last Saturday. They had booked a trip on the Tall Ship James Craig:

https://www.viator.com/tours/Sydney/Sydneys-Tall-Ship-Sailing-Adventure-on-James-Craig/d357-5815SHF?pref=02

It was a beautiful sailing adventure for them. They loved it very much.

They spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sydney and stayed overnight in Glebe with C and M. On Friday we spent the day with P and A in Sydney, visiting the Chinese Gardens and walking along Darling Harbour to where the Tall Ship was to have a look at it.

On Saturday Peter and I stayed home in Dapto, but on Sunday we drove to Glebe and had a lovely day there with C and M, and P and A.

Last week on Thursday we went to Port Kembla Beach with our guests. I still have pictures from last Thursday and Friday as well as Sunday and want to publish some of them now:

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Port Kembla Beach on Thursday, 6th of April 2017

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It was good to know that there were some Lifeguards in attendance even though the beach seemed completely deserted.

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I bought at the Port Kembla Beach Cafe a small portion of chips.

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Peter in the Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, on Friday, the 7th of April 2017

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No Rain onWednesday, the 5th of April 2017

11 Apr

As far as I can recall, we had no rain last Wednesday. We had first stopped at Bulli Beach and from there we drove further up north along the Sea Cliff Bridge and up to Bald Hill. On the way back we stopped at Austinmer and had there some fish and chips for a late lunch at a nice cafe. At Austinmer there is also a beach and a swimming pool. We liked to take some more pictures at Austinmer Beach.

http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/south-coast/wollongong-and-surrounds/thirroul/attractions/austinmer-beach

On that day when we stopped at Austinmer there was hardly anyone at the beach, I would think though that some visitors may appear during the upcoming Easter period.

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Further up north we had been at Bald Hill. This area is very popular with Hang Gliders.

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Wednesday, 5th of April 2017

11 Apr

Last Wednesday we went with our guests to Bulli Beach. It was very overcast. We had some coffee in a beach cafe near the swimming pool   contemplating whether there was a chance that we could go for a swim even though there was no sun. But as soon as we had finished our coffee the sun had come out. The swimming pool close to the beach looked very tempting. My brother and his wife are good swimmers and stayed in the pool for quite a while. Peter, my brother even went into the surf for a swim later on. He knew he had to stay between the flags, so that the life guards could keep an eye on him. I did not stay in the pool for very long. But I found my little swim very refreshing.

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The above pictures were displayed in the cafe. I liked them very much.

And here I took some pictures in front of another beach cafe: