Wow! You have a real connection to Down Under then
I'm sorry to hear the marriage did not last, but at least you have made good friends and spent significant time in another country!
I live in NSW, north of Sydney more or less. I'm still working on seeing all this country has to offer, so far my favourite time and place has been sailing (bareboating) around the Whitsunday Islands with my husband for 2 weeks. Just amazing. We've been saying we've got to do it again very soon...for the last 12 years, LOL, but you know how it goes - jobs, kids, health issues. One day though we will!
I'm happy to hear you'd like a tutorial with piccies. I believe that we can learn a lot from people in other countries with different techniques - I have learnt SO much about buttercream cakes and techniques from y'all in the USA! I will have to slate that in when I get over the spring wedding season. I do many classes for lots of different gumpaste flowers, so if the powers that be at CC are keen I can certainly put a tute together! There is a great deal of stuff already on YouTube, so I'd have to pick something a bit 'different'
Glad you found yummy fruit for your 'choccies'. I recently found an online supplier in Oz of dried organic dark cherries. OMG - are they good or what!?!! We don't have those readily available so I am stoked to find a supplier to get my fix!