Bruno, however did spend a couple of weeks in France catching up with his family, medical controls etc....
my nephew, Drew and his lovely partner, Ebony, kindly collected me at the Brisbane airport, which was just wonderful after my long voyage from Athens...an Emirates flight on the huge impressive 380 from Dubai.
They have just moved into a lovely old Queenslander home, all modernised and spacious, so I couldn't wait to see it all, plus meet their new 5 month old Labrador pup, Ruby.. so gorgeous, so shiny and black.
My brother John joined us, so that was a perfect hot day to take Ruby for a swim in the Brisbane River, followed by a delicious prawn BBQ on their deck, washed down by lots of fresh local wines.
Thank you both, Drew and Ebony...looking forward to your visit on 'Pacific Pearl' beginning September..