Good bye Melbourne

Our last day in Melbourne, we said goodbye to Dave’s brothers and sister. Had coffee with Dave’s mum and dad and then checked out of the Apartment. Dave had organised to meet up with Tony Barker at 11am, we didn’t get there till 1:30pm, sorry Tony (there was a mix-up of times). After a great […]


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas Day, and all is good, every body was up at 7am to start what ended up being a very busy day. We all sat down to breakfast, thanks to Narelle’s organisation. This was followed by Present opening (Dave was Santa) where we gave out the presents we bought in Melbourne. We ended […]

The Apartment

We have left Brighton and thanks again to Anna and John for putting up with us, or is that putting us up? We had a great time in Brighton, but now it is time to move on to the “Apartment”. Narelle booked this place and all we know is that it is on the 20th […]

Arrive in Melbourne

We arrived in Melbourne 1 hour late! Good old Qantas had staffing problems again and could not clean the plane. And to top it off they cancelled the movie “Mambo Italiano” no more than one hour into the movie due to “complaints by passengers”, we were really enjoying the movie. We arrived in Melbourne at […]


It has finally arrived, we are now officially unemployed! David has resigned today and said farewell to three and a half years of work with ISS. The trip has almost started, two more days before we leave and we still have a bit to do, organise health insurance, pack our bags for Melbourne, and buy […]

Farewell Party

The official Barker Bon-voyage went off with a blast. We had about 40 people at the back of our place and fun was had by all. Thanks to all those that came and for those that could not make it, well you just missed out :-). We had ordered 20 pizzas for the guests, and […]