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When working in Nevada for Harrah’s/Caesars Palace Casino-Resort group, I had use of company jets. Beats Business Class.

Just sold our house at Centennial Park after 57 years there. Moved to Vaucluse.

Our new “downsized” abode at Vaucluse

Sandra at  Archibald “Packers” award with retired head judge portrait. MORE:

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The Morans congratulate new CEO.

Flying in Frank Sinatra Jet Syd/Reno. Way to go.

HAPPY HOUR at  Mark Moran Vaucluse

Ladies in Black

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No - Not the Dead End Kids. My school photo - about 1948

John Pond runs in City to Surf for first time: Well actually I was taking photos in front of our new home at Vaucluse, needed to cross the street. Had to join the race to do so. Covered about 200 yards, best effort yet.
















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NEW LOOK IN RESTAURANT

Fortunately nothing is ever good enough for Mark and Yvette Moran, they are forever upgrading at my new home, Mark Moran Vacluse. Charlie Albone celebrity landscaper has just finished some interior landscaping to our fabulous, 5 star restaurant (open to the public). Charlie is a landscape designer and television presenter known for co-hosting Selling Houses Australia . He has also hosted other shows including The Party Garden, Charlie and the Flower Show and Chelsea's Greatest Garden. He completed a diploma of horticulture and landscape design and started his own landscaping company called Inspired Exteriors

RIVER CRUISING THE WAY TO GO

Uniworld’s newest itinerary for 2018, Remarkable Rhine, is a tantalising mix of art, action and authentic encounters. Board the exquisite River Empress and embark on a 9-day journey from Basel to Amsterdam. Enjoy special access to revered museums, a vast array of active adventures onshore and authentic regional cuisine.

All of Uniworld’s Rhine sailings feature Jewish Heritage-themed cruises, with excursions and onboard activities providing an in-depth exploration of Europe’s rich Jewish history and culture. Priced from $4,999 per person.

This voyage is part of The Ultimate 2018 Air Offer, so an airfare is included to get you there when booked by September 30, 2017*. Alternatively, you can pay in full to save 10% on the total cruise fare with our Early Booking Savings offer, valid to September 30, 2017.

PHOTOS: Show Maria Theresa. JOHN POND: I have sailed on Uniworld and their décor and cabins are the best I have experienced.

MY FAIR LADY WINNER

Great cast, best sets, outstanding stage lighting, although I have seen it many times over the years, this production is World class.

Full review from Sandra soon at www.sandratblog.com

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SPRING FAIR at Moran Vauclause

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With: Prime  Minister Bob Hawke at America’s Cup. Donna Douglas (Ellie May, Beverly Hillbillies. Nevada Police training. Tony Murphy, Capt. Peter Jansen.Melbourne Cup.

Producing Alex Haley author “ROOTS” at Fox Studios Century City.  Gordon Chater, John Pond, producer, Athol Guy (Seekers).

Sharing my private jet with Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher.

Wth Leo Sayer at Playboy Chicago.

With Lee Majors (6 Million Dollar Man).

Dick Clark - American Bandstand at Playboy Chicago. Ward “Pally” Austin disc jockey. Tommy Leonetti and John Pond.

John Pond, Irene Austin, model in Beverley Hills., outside famous Deli.

With Bill Collins - Movie  Presenter

With Margaret Keane (movie BIG EYES).

Directing Donna Douglas (Beverly Hillbillies) for Soap commercial.

Interviewing Robert Wagner and Robert Conrads on “To Catch a Thief set  in Hollywood.

With my friend  John Wayne

With Tige Andrews, star Mod Squad in Hollywood

With Buddy Grecco - Jazz great.

At Hollwood Park Raceway with George Raft and Walter  Matthau

Nevada Police training for casino

Producing Bill Cosby concert in US

Lunch with Yul Bruner.

With Miss World

John, what do you think I should do?

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY MORNING at Moran Vaucluse

What a great way to enjoy Sunday. Brunch at SOL Botanica, I had the best pancakes.

One of our favourite bartenders Igor is returning to Italy (we will miss him very much.

A short walk through the gardens then coffee while listening to the entertaining duo in the  lounge. Everyone wanted a photo with Igor. How good can it get.


Checking on my  golf Bunny at Great Gorge, New York

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Moran lecture on Ponant: 5 star luxury cruising. Host John Pond with Ponant executives. Over 60 members attended and enjoyed the French Champagne and great finger food prepared  by Moran chefs.

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Travel Highlights

Helen Wong’s Tours’ A Glimpse of China tour begins with a flight to Australia to Beijing and includes a high-speed rail experience to Wuxi before travelling to the canal-rich Suzhou, Hangzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai.

The Wall and Yangtze River Cruise tour begins with flight to Beijing before heading by high-speed rail to Yichang to board the China Goddess 2 Yangtze cruise through the breathtaking Three Gorges to Chongqing.

The money-saving deal applies to departures between April and September next year.

Details: Helen Wong’s Tours, phone 1300 788328 or email hwtaus@helenwongstours.com

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NCL  Norwegian Jewel destined to be a favourite during our cruise season. Book early for Jan-Feb and next year.

Their food is 5 star.

John Pond and Mike Smith at China Dinner

I’d like my new home about here please

How about a new sofa

LOOKING BACK: I loved my toys. Special Edition Falcon GT (now worth about $500,0000. and Australia's 1st 750cc Honda 4. with faithful Doberman "Dobie". Alas all gone

WORDS SOON - So busy

Lunch with.. A Place to Call Home Stars