S: Down Under and Back Again - Part One
FC: Down Under and Back Again - Part One
1: The Blockley Family Adventures Down Under and Back Again Part 1 November 2009 - May 2010
2: Leaving the UK in style 27 November 2009 | our adventure begins
3: Bentley Suites
5: Duntroon Pool
8: Canberra Zoo
12: Shangri-La our suite
13: The amazing view
15: by day . . .
16: by night . . .
17: Taronga Zoo
18: NEW YEARS EVE Sydney 2009
19: watching the firework from our room, zzz...
23: Hamilton Island Whitsunday Islands January
25: at One Tree Hill
30: Surfer DUDE
35: T O G E T H E R
36: Fun With... | DADDY
39: Our Beautiful Boy ...
40: Cockatoos on our Balcony
42: fun play relax at our Pool
47: 'Beautiful' the Koala
48: Snake | Dingo | Turtle | Lori- keets
49: Our Transport
51: NEWCASTLE with the 'Rowntrees' | Daniel | Holly | Alex | Abby
52: Tomakin Beach | NSW Central Coast | daddy's speedboat
56: Mollymook Beach
59: The day our world changed . . . | March 24th - Following a routine appointment with our GP, Ronni was diagnosed with a left occipital meningioma (brain tumor) . The Australian medical system was amazing and within the week we met withDr Nadana Chandran the Neurosurgon who would operate on Ronni on 21 April. (after our holiday to the Gold and Sunshine Coast which Ronni insisted we enjoy first!)
60: Gold Coast | Dan's broken arm didn't stop him having fun
61: Outback Show
63: Roos | Yarralumla Park
65: Sunshine Coast | April
67: Hervey Bay
69: new waterproof cast | Hervey Bay
70: old railway pier
75: day trip to Lady Elliot Island . . .
76: waiting in the departure | lounge
77: VERY small Aeroplane!
78: Cocktails on the Island
79: Twin Waters
80: fun | fun
83: Australia Zoo | the 'Steve Irwin' Zoo | Jess
84: feeding the... | Crocodile | ... elephants
85: cute koala | scary kangaroo | tiger | a m a z i n g | swimming
86: Daniel attempting to feed EVERY Roo in the park!
88: Mooloolaba | Underwater World
89: Hog's Breath Cafe | MMM...
90: plates and screws holding bone together after Op | The tumor has gone and brain has bounced back, amazing!
91: After Surgery . . . | 21 | April 21st - After 8 hours in theatre, 2 nights in ICU and 10 nights on the Neurology-ward. Ronni was allowed home to rest and recuperate.. We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful support network of friends and a amazing school community who kept us stocked with what felt like a non stop supply of meals. Ronni's sister from New Zealand moved in for 4 weeks followed by Ronni's Dad who flew in from the UK, courtesy of the RAF. Ronni was unable to drive for 3 months but recovered quickly - only been left to complain about having half a head of hair!
93: HOME 8 Farmer Place, Gungahlin
94: Mount Ainslie
96: Telstra Tower
97: Lake Burley-Griffin | fun at
98: Mia came to stay
99: Lake Burley-Griffin | with Dianne