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Lachlan's Australia 2002 Web Journal

Preparations for returning to the northern land of cold futility : As led by Nikki - A hunter-gatherer expedition for sheep-skin slippers and hot-water-bottles in the land of the Knuckle Draggers - Chadstone Shopping Centre (Bogonville) - 5th March 2002 (1 of 2)

Warning: as with many shopping centres - it is not safe to take children unless you enjoy dragging them away from the various entrapping rides

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The neurotic Bovlov will not be used for this trip Bovlov in profile Leaving CSIRO, Clayton One of the ivory towers and dreaming spires of Clayton We say farewell to the round portholes of the Good Ship Minerals (Division)
The neurotic Bovlov will not be used for this trip Bovlov in profile Leaving CSIRO, Clayton One of the ivory towers and dreaming spires of Clayton We say farewell to the round portholes of the Good Ship Minerals (Division)
Nikki swerves the car so senstive areas are a photographic blurr Nikki swerves the car so senstive areas are a photographic blurr On the streets of Clayton Zooming off we go The carpark of the Nottinghill Hotel to the right of us
Nikki swerves the car so senstive areas are a photographic blurr Nikki swerves the car so senstive areas are a photographic blurr On the streets of Clayton Zooming off we go The carpark of the Nottinghill Hotel to the right of us
The carpark of the Nottinghill Hotel to the right of us Approaching the Monash (South Eastern) freeway We hurtle on Almost on the freeway to Bogonville We have a sign for Huntingdale Road
The carpark of the Nottinghill Hotel to the right of us Approaching the Monash (South Eastern) freeway We hurtle on Almost on the freeway to Bogonville We have a sign for Huntingdale Road
Estimated travel time Huntingdale Road looms - but we are not to be perturbed by its suburban delights Sign for Warrigal Road - leading to the unsure lands of Chadstone Almost at Warrigal Road Almost almost at Warrigal Road
Estimated travel time Huntingdale Road looms - but we are not to be perturbed by its suburban delights Sign for Warrigal Road - leading to the unsure lands of Chadstone Almost at Warrigal Road Almost almost at Warrigal Road
Warrigal Road near the turnoff for Chadstone Shopping Centre Up the hill to the sacred centre of Bogonville We see a sign - Chadstone According to folklore, photos of scantilly clad ladies welcome all those to Bogonville We make it past the photos of scantilly clad ladies to the car park
Warrigal Road near the turnoff for Chadstone Shopping Centre Up the hill to the sacred centre of Bogonville We see a sign - Chadstone According to folklore, photos of scantilly clad ladies welcome all those to Bogonville We make it past the photos of scantilly clad ladies to the car park

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Grim news of Bovlov from Nikki

From: Nicola
To: l.m.d.cranswick@dl.ac.uk
Subject: RE: Greetings from the USA
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:51:57 +1000 

Yo Lachlan,

I hope you're sitting down as I have some bad news for you.  Bovlov has gone
to his final resting place.  No more will he frolic in the sunlit streets of
Melbourne or make the "bang-bang" noises to signal his "joi de vivre".
After a brief stay of execution - someone almost bought him but sobered up
at the last minute - Bovlov was driven to his final resting place so close
to his last place of happiness with you Lachlan: a wreckers in Heidleberg
Heights.  In the finest military tradition of dishonourable discharge
(remember the bang-bang noises?), Bovlov was stripped of his headlight
surrounds, his grill, his badges and, of course, his groovy reading lights.
The spirit of Bovlov will live on as Jack's bed is transformed into a car by
the mounting of said bits onto its foot board.  Somewhere in the distance on
a cold night a ghostly "bang-bang" may be heard as Bovlov "brushes his
teeth" once more in a better world than this one.

On a more cheerful note, we'll be moving house on the 26th July. 
Don't know yet what the new phone number will be.  Despite the fact 
that we're moving about 5 minutes away from where we are it is 
not possible to keep our phone numbers...

Inel is now free so I'd better go and may X-rays while the sun shines.  

See ya in Geneva 

Nikki


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