All posts by Jenny

Welcome. I'm Jenny. Along with my husband Stuart I'm working to pay for my holidays. I have three blogs - not because I'm efficient but because it's easier for me to keep things sorted that way. Flying Goannas is my travel blog - started to let family and friends know what we were up to and continued because I love reliving our holidays. Accidental Words is a selection of intentional and unintentional new words. The 3rd Drawer Down ... well, I think most of us have one of those in the kitchen. It's where all the other stuff goes. Thanks for visiting.

Iceblocks for Adults: Piña Colada



Pineapple (the sweeter, the better)

Coconut liqueur of your choice





Iceblock moulds

Funnel for pouring (if needed)



Dice pineapple (leave out the core) and pulp with the blender. I use a stick mixer and pulp it in the jug that I’m going to mix in and pour from.

Add coconut liqueur to taste. I use 1:3. So, for example, for 600ml pineapple pulp add 200ml coconut rum.

Pour into iceblock moulds. Don’t overfill as the mixture will expand and the lids may pop off.

Freeze, eat, enjoy.



Dear Fellow Road User

Dear Fellow Road User,

Yes, I know you’re a pedestrian and that I have to give way to you. Could I just suggest that you give me a chance to see you?

When I’m driving on the highway and I see the school bus is stopped picking up kids I do slow down, even if I’m not required to.

But when you step out from in front of the bus and onto the 100kmh road then, no matter how much I’ve slowed down, you scare the shit out of me.

Maybe you could take the time to walk to the back of the bus so that approaching traffic can see you.

Just saying.



The path of death and survival

I blame the smoke for my tears.

It was hot, steamy and fires in the area made it smoky too.

Nothing to do with thinking about the thousands of prisoners of war who died there or those, like my Uncle Dick, who survived and came home but were forever changed.

To walk part of the notorious Thai-Burma railway, including Hellfire Pass, was a truly emotional journey for me.

No matter how uncomfortable I was, it was only a drop in the ocean compared to the suffering this path has seen.


Posted in response to

Ailsa’s Travel Theme.

My (non-Google) street view

Google street view hasn’t made it to our small-town back street. So the only chance you have of seeing it is if I let you.

You’re in luck! I don’t have a photo from my front verandah, but here is an evening on our street at sunset.


posted in response to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge.

For more views from close to home and further afield, check out my travel blog at

Flying Goannas.


Exposure to the elements is one of the things that creates the beautiful world that we share. Can you even begin to imagine the forces of nature that have shaped the cliffs of the Nā Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi?


Posted in response to Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge


See more of our travels at Flying Goannas.