February 7th, 2017

Part 2 of our trip to Europe last summer!

The Euro Disney part of the trip was very expensive and the Disney hotel we’d stayed in hadn’t had a renovation or update since I stayed there with my parents in 1992 it was like going into a time warp! Oscar was also a bit too young to enjoy most of the rides (which was ok but it will still school holidays and super busy during the day) – it was also France’s only summer heat wave so we only really spent time in the park during the mornings.

In Megeve we had a great house that didn’t have much in it to break and in Switzerland the house was an AirBnB that was owned by people with a 4 year old so lots of things for Oscar to do.

What the video doesn’t show is how narrow the streets were in France and Switzerland! We got a Volvo as a hire car and it wasn’t long before I put a big dent into it in a car park in Evian!

February 6th, 2017

I’m a big fan of heritage plates – they are numeral only plates that were first issued between 1910-1924 that are quite hard to come by. Shannon’s does a twice yearly auction in Sydney.

Are they an investment though? 3 Digit plates like ‘317’ or ‘960’ appear to have hit a peak, with the average auction price for them staying around the $100k mark, where as 4 and 5 digit plates appear to┬áhave doubled in price in the past 3 years – that could be due to the numerals being offered (some of the auctions are from the RTA, they might choose plates that people are more likely to buy i.e. with the number 8 which in Chinese is pronounced similar to ‘fortune’).