Journal of the far side – Day 1: Dubai – Steve Tanham

My eldest son and our daughter-in-law left for a life in Australia in July of this year, taking with them our only grandchild, Alice.

As recently-qualified doctors, both were dismayed by the politics being played by the UK Tory government with respect to the NHS.

They are now enjoying a life style in which they are respected professionals, and their four bedroom rented house costs the same per month as they can charge for their tiny apartment in south London.

We thought it would be good to show some support for their new life by visiting, and will be spending most of January in Adelaide, a considerable part of it child-minding a sixteen month old bundle of delight called Alice…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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15 Responses to Journal of the far side – Day 1: Dubai – Steve Tanham

  1. FlorenceT says:

    And welcome to Australia,Sue! Enjoy Adelaide.


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Looking forward to learning all about your adventures!! xxxx


  3. Denis1950 says:

    Hi Sue.
    Enjoy Adelaide, I hope the electric grid does not crash on one of the 45oC January days you will probably experience. You may be surprised at the pace of life and general cultural “feel” of Adelaide. We sophisticates in Melbourne usually connect with our dress sense, eating desires and other cultural mores of about 25-30 years ago. I took a friend there for the day some years ago on his first visit. We hired a car and had driven over most of the city, up into the hills , visited some vineyards and were able to still sit down for lunch in Glenelg by midday. All that aside Sue you will find some of the best wines and gourmet foods in the world within 1 hours drive of wherever your son lives. I look forward to some Adelaide sunrise haikus especially after a HOT night.
    ps, I trust Ani is in safe hands and you negotiated your trip well in advance with her. Otherwise that new leather couch……………..


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