Dec 21

The year winds up…

by in Australia

While many of you are sweltering in the tropics or freezing in other parts of the world, Lynne & I are enjoying four seasons in a day – how weird is that? Still, even the sunny days are not hot, so we’re enjoying whatever Hobart brings us.

Just to bring you all up to speed since we returned home – our house in Bali sold – yippee, Effie is on the high seas somewhere between the Netherlands and here, our household effects are in a container waiting to be shipped to us from Bali and we’ve bought a 2 acre block of land where we plan to build a new home in the New Year.

Now I’m not traveling life is a little quiet, but Lynne & I are well into writing a book about my adventures and I’m happy to say it is coming along nicely. I never knew there was so much work in writing! Unlike a diary or a blog it requires a good deal more attention if it’s to make it across a publisher’s desk. Still, we’re giving it our best shot. So far I’ve had been amused and dismayed recalling many of my exploits and I look forward to sharing many more of them with you in 2013.

It promises to be a busy year for us with several projects underway. I’m keen to have Effie back with us and take her engine apart to see how well the little bike coped with the hammering she took. ‘She’ & I have been invited to attend a few events in the coming months; we’ve a big trip planned across the USA in 2014, and we hope to revisit Europe then. No doubt we’ll be on a few rallies over the remainder of the summer if all is well with the bike.

Lynne & I, (and Effie of course) send our best wishes to each and every supporter and friend who added to the enjoyment of our amazing experience. We’ll keep you posted on the book’s progress and any new happenings as they occur.

Happy holidays to everyone, and all the best for a fantastic New Year.

The Old Bloke


2 Responses to “The year winds up…”

  1. From Joy Grinham:

    Hi Lynne and Ron, and Effie.

    I attended a Adventure Travel Film Festival at Bright, run by Vince Jones at Bright, (2nd year in running). I would love to see your journey featured here, when you have published your book. What better place to launch it and to give a audio visual of your incredible journey.

    Best wishes from Albury. I am amazed by your experiences and wished we could have shared more. see link:

    286 likes · 68 talking about this. Travel/Leisure. The next Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival will be held 15-17 February 2013 in Bright, Victoria. About …

    Hope to hear more of your journeys. Joy Grinham, Albury airbnb

    Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:38 am #
    • From The Old Bloke:

      Hi Joy,

      Great to hear from you. We’d love to have been at the travel Film Festival this year but are still awaiting the arrival of Effie back in Tassie and wanted to have her here so she could be on display. Would love to do the travel Film Festival year next Feb though & hopefully have the book launched by then. Expecting to see Effie here any day now – it’s been an anxious wait.

      Loving Tasmania & looking forward to the next project (our new home) then another adventure in 2014.
      Hope your year is a great one too.
      Warmest regards

      Ron & Lynne

      Posted on February 28, 2013 at 6:09 am #

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