This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2002 Travels December 14

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SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER     BRISBANE

After breakfast, we drove to the shop that was the specialist in providing clock and instrument workings for woodworkers. John bought a grandfather clock “pattern”, so he could order wood for same, in the big batch of timber that was to come from Tasmania. I had no idea where we would fit a clock that size into the house, but that was irrelevant! He also bought three instruments to make a weather station.

The lady running the shop was most impressive – very knowledgeable, and she made violas, clocks, boxes and clock kits, herself.

Then visited a chemist, so John could get Telfast for his midge bite effects.

We spent the rest of the day at the van, being itchy, and reading the weekend papers.

John spent some time on the computer, composing a Xmas letter.

The weather was lovely – a balmy afternoon and evening, which was a change from the heat we’d been experiencing, further north.

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