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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Can't believe we're here again already!

After a hectic weekend of catching up with friends, post and work, we're back in Norfolk again.  This time we brought Chris with us.  But forgot to bring Julian's laptop, hence no photos to prove his having been here.  (The software for the time-lapse photography is only on his computer and my web connection is too slow to do anything like download it here).  So after a lot of fussing around, we took the wings out of their crate and rearranged the warehouse a bit, we finally got the tail fin on straight.  Gary came around to check taht we were doing it right.  A big help since we hadn't noticed that the bolts were loose on the jig that we use as a reference to make sure that the tail fin is perperdicular to the roof of the plane so it wasn't measuring correctly.  At all.  Then Chris and Julian spent a lot of the evening flocking both tail parts into place and then screwing them in place.

In the interim I made a duck wing red curry, as I could see that we weren't going to be finished in time to go out to a pub.  I partnered it with a Kuenstler 2003 Spaetlese riesling from the Rheingau in Germany, which was really quite delicious - 8% alcohol and so fruit laden with good acid, very intense.  2003 was a very hot year in Europe, which made for good wines in cooler areas like Germany, but was less favourable for hotter places like Sicily.

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