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Dip in credibilty

I won’t lie, we’re back in Perth now. Actually, that’s a lie, I’m on the road somewhere around Bunbury on my way to a weekend reality rehab retreat. I have noble intentions of completing the blog over the next few weeks though and it should be much easier to do on a computer (rather than my phone) and without the actual holiday getting in the way. Stay tuned.

Bonsoir Clermont-Ferrand

Spoiler alert: Just arrived tonight and had dinner with the Kim-Yuncken clan. Gonna pack in some quality time this week but who knows, might get some blogging done too.


AcTiViTy KoRnEr: Fabricate you own European cathedral!

Select from the following:
Originally a monastery/nunnery
Sacked by Vikings
Bishop placed his seat here in order to claim stored valuables
Designed by famous Italian architect
Destroyed by fire in the middle ages
Chapel later added by local prince/earl/burgher
Destroyed by Rome following disagreement with pope
Rebuilt by local prince/earl/burgher
Crypt contains dead prince/earl/burgher
Destroyed by fire in the 17th century
Shrine added later
Dome added later
Destroying by bombing during the second world war (mandatory)
Rebuilt in the 1960’s
Now receives n thousand visitors each year

Select from the following, indicating quantity of each:
Stained glass from middle ages depicting scenes from Bethlehem/Calgary/Revelations
Original stained glass saved from / destroyed by bombing during the second world war
Contains n organs
Paintings in dome/chapel/shrine featuring Mary mother of Christ / the disciples / scenes from the apocalypse and rapture
Figure of Christ on the cross front and centre (mandatory)
Gothic ornamentation/lattices around organ(s)/pulpit/balcony
Candles in shrine
Central motive of crown of thorns / holy ghost
Central columns made from n tonnes of stone
Elaborate stonework ornamentation and cornices
Structurally unusual / non-parallel design (post WWII reconstructions only)

Congratulations! You have now fabricated your own European cathedral and are ready to accept visitors and tour groups from all over the world.

We’re not dead!

Just sans Internet. Medieval castles aren’t properly equipped. What were they thinking?
Hopefully expect a backlog post soon!

Looks a bit like we’re in England


The blog’s a couple of days behind but a couple more jet-laggy nights and we should be back on target.