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Jennifer Johnston shares her travel tales; life adventures; observations, photos and random thoughts


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Outlander Series 2 – the Power and the Passion

Droughtlander is almost over

With the imminent release of the second in the Outlander TV Series, what is sending Australian fans into the mature version of a One Direction frenzy? 

Jennifer Johnston investigates what all the fuss is about?

Outlander fan’s excitement levels are rising rapidly as they count down the days for the much anticipated release of Series 2. This is April 10th for Australian fans. American devotees are secretly smiling as their release date is April 9th. The mainly female and mostly over 30 Outlander enthusiasts, are reaching frenzied status similar to the hysterical reaction by teenagers when they hear One Direction is touring Aus.  The only difference is the more mature Outlander fans are not squealing as loud or hyperventilating as madly – it’s more of an inner elation. But there is another cause behind the Outlander fan’s heightened hysteria levels.  Foxtel’s SoHo channel in a major coup for Australian Outlander devotees are bringing lead star of the TV series Sam Heughan to Sydney to help promote the second series release.

Facebook pages including SoHo TVAU, the Viewing Lounge and Aussie Outlanders are announcing competitions. Stirring the fans with lines like, “listen up, lads and lasses – the highly anticipated return of our beloved time-traveling drama is almost here, and we’ve got something to help quench your Fraser thirst during this Droughtlander.”

Competition to meet Sam Heughan

Meet Sam Heughan

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Melbourne and the Grey Haired Brigade

Quality Time

I spent a weekend away in Melbourne with my mother recently – the main purpose was to see the Royal Military Tattoo performance.

Check out my story Melbourne and the grey haired crew

Edinburgh Castle in Etihad Stadium

Edinburgh Castle in Etihad Stadium

Sometimes its important to just slow down and take some time out to be with those you love.

mother and daughter time

mother and daughter time

 


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Singapore stopover – transit in an oasis

Be at their reception in less than 15 mins from the baggage carousel

Be at Hotel reception in less than 15 mins (walk) from the baggage carousel

One night in Singapore’s Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel is NOT enough – but long enough for me to write a review on it. Please take a look.

what better place to relax in Singapore while in transit

what better place to relax in Singapore while in transit


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Melbourne is the Bombe

Donovans - bubbles at St Kilda Beach on a beautiful day = perfect

Donovans – bubbles at St Kilda Beach on a beautiful day = perfect

Travel with me on my week-end escape to Melbourne – birthday to celebrate, food to eat, hotel to relax in, bubbles to consume – but the Bombe – you’ll have to read this to discover more …….

Donovans Bombe Alaska - wow!

Donovans Bombe Alaska – wow!

It looks even more enticing on the inside

It looks even more enticing on the inside

Melbourne is the bombe

Melbourne in Autumn - beautiful!

Melbourne in Autumn – beautiful!


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Maui we’ll be back

Please find the link to my story about our stay on the Hawaiian island of Maui – published on my Travel Blog Maui we’ll be back

The hotel - Aston Ka'anapali Shores where we comfortably stayed for 5 nights

The hotel – Aston Ka’anapali Shores where we comfortably stayed for 5 nights

A little internal smirk – its only been 11 months since our visit – been a little pre-occupied with another project – watch this space ……

Love a Maui sunset - over Ka'anapali Beach

Love a Maui sunset – over Ka’anapali Beach


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A perfect family getaway with a musical twist

Shelly Beach, Caloundra

Shelly Beach, Caloundra

 

Hi Jenn Jay Tales readers,

Although it may feel as though I have been asleep on this blog – I can assure you I haven’t been.  I’ve been trying to tackle my travel blog and get that up and running – which I am pleased to say it FINALLY is!

Now to posting some stories – this is the link to my latest blog post on the travel blog – random thoughts and what I got up to over the school holidays.  Please pop over to my other blog for a read: A perfect family getaway with a musical twist

Ferris Wheel at Kings Beach

Ferris Wheel at Kings Beach

 

Hayden HackThanks and will try and get back into more regular blog posting – but with Christmas less than 10 weeks away – who knows!

Happy travels,

Jenn