Amussie versatility… not only a great tree climber and runner  – also a fantastic swimmer!!
I Thought this happening with one our Koalas on the Gold Coast might interest you. I Always thought they were placid and half drugged with the Eucalyptus leaves!
Flinders Beach on North-West side of Straddie a couple of days ago.  Koalas seem fairly tame over here.
003We passed two sitting in she-oaks each about 2M off the ground.  Not spooked at all by attention.

004Then, about half way along the beach we saw this young fellow actually running up and down the beach, and playing around the kids like a puppy!

005As for me, I have now lived in Australia for the past 45 years. Leaving the R/Sussex in 1969, went to Malta for 3 years but could not cope with bad wages. Emigrated here with my wife and daughter in 1973 and have never looked back.

006We have two girls and one boy (obviously now in their 35/40’s) and have 7 grandchildren 6 boys and 1 girl ranging from 3years to 15.

007Been back to Malta about four times but can’t afford it at the moment with the Aussie dollar.

I was the first recruit to join the R/Sussex Regiment in Malta.

Mario Buttigieg.



About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.