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Postcard number: 68
Bought in: Bristol, UK
Sent to: Magda in Poland
Written: 5 January 2016
Sent: 5 January 2016

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5 January 2016, Geelong Australia

Dear Magda,

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 brings many good things your way.

I’ve finally located my collection of postcards in the boxes we sent across from England last year, and decided to send this one that I bought when we visited the SS Great Britain in Bristol at the end of 2014. We were travelling back from our Christmas holiday in Wales, and already my mind was jumping forward to our own move to Australia in the months ahead. So it seemed particularly appropriate to visit this huge historic ship that carried so many emigrants from the UK to Australia back in the 1800s. How brave those early settlers must have been – to set off on a journey across the world, taking so many months. It was hard enough back then to contemplate moving our family of four from England to Australia on an aeroplane! But here we are, with hopefully many more travelling adventures ahead of us in the years to come.

All the best,
Tash

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Postcard number: 67
Bought in: Geelong, Australia
Sent to: Nuii in Thailand
Written: 31 December 2015
Sent: 31 December 2015

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31 December 2015, Geelong Australia

Dear Nuii,

I was intending to send you a postcard from my travels in Europe, but unfortunately I can’t find any of those just now. They must be in one of the boxes that we sent from England before we moved – the ones that six months later we still haven’t unpacked.

So instead I’m sending you this one which I bought more recently and which shows our new hometown of Geelong.

The waterfront is definitely one of my favourite parts of this city, with its sculptures and its painted bollards, its cafes and Fish and Chip shops. Our children love the old-fashioned carousel inside the pavillion and the playground at Eastern Beach. Recently there’s been a large floating Christmas tree moored in the bay, which lights up in the evenings.

We’re still finding our feet here in Geelong, but looking forward to exploring the region more in the months and years to come.

Wishing you all the best for 2016!

Tash

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