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May 24, 2009 - Barb arrives in London

Barb arrived today. She flew direct from Melbourne, with a 1-2 hour stopover inn Hong Kong. I had bought her an “Oyster” travel card, so went out to the airport to meet her. She arrived tired and desperate for a cup of tea. The underground station at Heathrow is very convenient and we were able to get out to Ruislip with only one change of trains. We walked 20 minutes to Christine and George's, arriving around 4pm. After introductions and some chat, Barb relaxed and managed to stay awake until a reasonable hour of the night to get her body...

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May 22, 2009 - Austria still - then London

I hung around for most of the day today, watching Luke work and playing with the kids. We went for a bike ride to the top of the hill overlooking the village for some views of very intensively farmed rolling hills. Adam (6) managed his bike very well and overcame his fear of losing control going down big hills. Emi on her scooter bike was controlled by Mum on the end of a nylon strap!! Evica drove me to Vienna in the afternoon and I caught the flight back to Luton. Public transport (bus and train) took me back to Ruislip in about 1.5...

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May 21, 2009 - Austria - with Luke & Evica

Today we drove to Lake Neusiedl, a steppe lake (spring fed, no outflow) about an hour from Luke & Evica's village. The lake is the largest of its kind in Europe, and part of it is also in Hungary. We drove through the village of Einstadt, the birthplace of Haydn, where there are many reminders of the city's musical heritage, and on to a small town on the edge of the lake. The kids sought out swings and had a great time with the various play things. The lakeside has a large park area and lots of Austrians were seeking the sun, oblivious to...

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May 20, 2009 - Grossmutschen - Austria

With shutters on the windows and my watch still set on England time, I slept in this morning. The children went off to school, Evica did business on the computer and Luke and I disappeared to the workshop, he to work and me to watch in admiration. We rode bicycles to collect the children from kindergarten, then went to a favourite restaurant for lunch. It was delicious, especially the garlic soup on a whole cob loaf of bread. The town of Uberpullendorf is very clean and tidy, with a very good range of shops. This is about 10 minutes' drive...

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