- Bernie Retired (62)
- Elise Retired (61)
G'Day from Australia
Bernie and Elise spent a career in Education and as Principals of large schools before recently retiring. We traveled extensively throughout Queensland and Australia throughout our careers and were heavily involved in Educational Leadership at both a state and national level. We have two adult children, Ianthe and Damen, both of whom are married. Damen and his wife Lisa have two wonderful boys, Isaac and Aiden.
We love the great outdoors and have traveled extensively and camped in many parts of Australia. We traveled throughout Europe in 2010 taking in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Morocco and Turkey. We undertook a home exchange in the south of England in 2011 for three months and traveled to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and Spain. We toured Hawaii and parts of South America and the Galapagos Islands in early 2012. During four months in early 2013 we undertook home exchanges in Ireland, Spain and Vancouver Island in Canada. What a wonderful experience. We also spent two winter seasons working parttime in the Australian Alps at a ski lodge as a kind of working holiday.
We love reading, music of all kinds and of course travelling. Elise loves cooking and writing plays and stories. She acts in many plays and is currently directing a play for the local theatre group. Bernie is more into woodwork and metalwork and loves Sport of all kinds.
April 1 — August 31, 2015 These dates are flexible
We are keen to take in some of the 2015 Ashes series during this exchange and are looking for a central location
August 1 — November 30, 2014 These dates are flexible
We have travelled through the North Island and are keen to live and travel in the South Island