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Our kitchen cabinet after our first Australian shopping expedition.

We are certainly back in Australia now. Flying into Brisbane we flew over the vast sprawling city. The population of Brisbane is about that of Brussels, but Brisbane is spread out over 5904.8 km², while Brussels is a mere 161.4 km². In fact, the city of Brisbane is 20% of the entire area of Belgium (Sydney is about 50% of the area of Belgium). Such a different way of living together.

We had lunch at Lydia’s family’s place. Pasties, salad, beetroot, cheese and vegemite on bread and a James Boags in a foam stubby holder. You can’t get any more Australian than that. Now outside a tropical storm is raging, enough rain to batter down the trees and thunder and lightning that shakes the house down. It might be much drier than Seattle, but when it rains it really rains. A girl was screaming at her boyfriend and our hotel manager turns to us and says "crazy sheila", and then launches into a tirade that euthanasia should be compulsory for the over sixties, saying he is sixty five but he wouldn't mind going since live was tough and it just made the health service more expensive.

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Our kitchen cabinet after our firs…
Our kitchen cabinet after our fir…
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