Tuesday, 24 July 2007

PSS Day, only 29 sleeps!


Well today saw the arrival of the removal waggon and the departure of all our worldly goods. As I write this chapter we no longer have any form of entertainment to see us through the evening as all the T.V.s, PlayStation's and D.V.D. players are whizzing their way to sunny Brizzy.

Well when I say no entertainment I have a laptop and Adie has a duster so its not so bad. Buddie has run out of furry things to lay on, so he's not too impressed either. We will miss this house, the street, and the neighbours, who through the years, have become friends rather than neighbours. Thanks especially to the ones who have sent us good luck cards, that was a nice touch.

Well no good getting all melancholy now, tomorrow we move to our temporary accommodation with the chance of having a few cold ones with family and friends before we head off to sunny Brizzy.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Quite a week for Lauren !!


This Wednesday Lauren took part in her schools version of the X factor. The competition was intense as members of her school took part in what is now an annual competition. The show included dancers, singers, baton twirlers, opera singers, an exert from Chicago and Even a karate exhibition. Lauren wrote and performed her own song and finished in second place.

Laurens spell at Outwood Grange school also came to an end this week as they broke for their summer holidays and to finish her exciting week all her class buddy's threw her a surprise leaving party. Well the next time she sits down in class it will be on the other side of the world as an whole new chapter of her life begins.
( You can hear and see her video if you click at the top of the page )

Monday, 16 July 2007

Luis comes to visit

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We had a little visitor this weekend for a Saturday night stop over. Our nephews little lad, Luis. He and Will were in there element as they competed hammer and tong on the PS 2. Things finished all square up until Sunday morning when Luis managed to kick Wills butt at the Wallace and Grommit adventure game. I did'nt know but on Saturday night they both agreed that the loser should be shrunk. So as you can see from the picture Will lost and so Luis hit him with the shrinking spell last used by Harry Potter. "Oh well Will at least you'll come in handy as a key ring !!"

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Good Ridance Golf Day (Winners and cheaters)






Yesterday saw the inaugural Good Riddance golf day organised by my ex football playing Buddy's from the Parnaby Tavern. We left the boozer at 11.00am and returned at 11.00pm after a succesful but very wet event. The eventual winners of the team event were Team Blue with a tremendous points return of 110.



The individual prizes went to :-



1st - Andy Ash



2nd- Andy Ramsden



3rd - Jim Leathem



Nearest Pin - Dave Houghton



Nearest Pin - Jim Leatham ( after kicking his ball inside the ball of Andy Mills )



Longest Drive- Jim Leathem







20 players and 5 teams competed for glory and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who turned up and played in conditions that a life boat would not go to sea in!!!



Thanks to the sponsors that provided the Good Riddance polo shirts, that was a real nice touch.



Big, Big thanks to Simon Charles and Kev Quinn who organised a great leaving party event .



After such a great day I'd like to think that it turns into an annual event.



Thanks again, you guys are irreplaceable and if ever you fancy a trip to Brizzy, there will always be a cold one in my fridge for you.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

42 SLEEPS TO GO



Well its getting a little closer. We had a busy weekend this weekend, did the car boot on Sunday and sold just about everything, so the house is looking pretty empty now. We are just left with enough plates, cups, knives and forks, everything else has gone. Also sold some bits of furniture on Ebay also this week.

Andy has a golf day on Friday, it has been organized by some of his friends, one of many golf days that have been organized for him before we go. They are playing at Rudding park . ( see here )http://www.ruddingpark.com/golf/index.php

We also went out with my sister Joanne, brother-in-law Peter and nephew and niece, Jack and Georgia on Sunday for a meal, it was great to get together and have a good chat and a laugh. Will miss them when we go to Oz, but hey, they can come visit and have a holiday and some fun, we all look forward to that.

Our Jayes cleaning weekend is coming next weekend, so the golf clubs etc will be getting cleaned and disinfected. Not looking forward to it!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

3rd of July-A BIG BIG Day..


Today has been a BIG BIG day in our emigration process. At 10.00 a.m. this morning our solicitor called to let us know that we had exchanged contracts on our house, Yipeeeee.
On the strength of the phone call we have now confirmed our flight booking and so leave the U.K at 10.00 a.m. on the 22nd of August 2007.
We will leave our house for the last time for its new owners on the 26th of July.
We have also had a very generous offer of accommodation between these dates from my cousin Dami which just makes a fantastic day perfect, THANKS pal. That's another beer I owe ye, if you ever let me get to the bar!!!
Well on that note i'll go to bed, with a BIG BIG smile on my face :- )

Sunday, 1 July 2007

One Day Closer



We have today booked our last nights stay in England at Bewleys Hotel near Manchester Airport. We have also arranged to be picked up by Andy's friend Lee, who lives in Brisbane. We have started to clear our cupboards ready for the big car boot that we will have to do over the next week or so.
Also this week, we have organised our dog Buddies travel arrangements with Golden Arrow Shippers. He got his import permit last week, so the shippers can arrange his quarantine stay in Sydney now.

Its trains, planes and automobiles for Buddie, he will be takinging the train from Wakefield to Shrewsbury. Then fly from Manchester to Heathrow, have a restbite and then fly to Singapore, refuel then onto Sydney. He then has to be in quarantine for 30 days he will then fly from Sydney to Brisbane, where we will be eagally awaiting his arrival. What a well travelled pooch he will be!!








The Willster

The Willster

Lozza

Lozza
Currimundi Lake

World Clocks

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Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Work Wheels

Work Wheels
Fying the flag down under

Followers

Lightning on Sandgate beach

Lightning on Sandgate beach
A photo from last years thunder storm

Setting sun at Scarborough

Setting sun at Scarborough

Riverfire, Dump and Burn

Riverfire, Dump and Burn
An F111, at the Brisbane riverfire fest dumps its fuel, then sets it alight.

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Setting Sun

Setting Sun
A pretty view from the balcony

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!
Now thats clever!

Will and Danny

Will and Danny
The two at the back, not the Blue and Green ones!

Comming to Oz very soon!!

Comming to Oz very soon!!
A slightly older ian Mc.enzie

I HAVE A DRINK

I HAVE A DRINK
All that surfing makes you thirsty.

The Witches of Eastweekenders!

The Witches of Eastweekenders!
Julie, Adie, Julie and Claire

Them wot days, tha nos.

Them wot days, tha nos.
We love a good wedding

Andy and Duncan

Andy and Duncan
Those sausages are burning pal!

Julie, Adie and Isla

Julie, Adie and Isla
Good mates!

Duncan Dares

Duncan Dares
Speedo Bar-B-Q goggles

An Afternoon At Sandgate

The Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket
12 months of grief for this little baby

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

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Hi there, this our attempt at a diary so you can see our progress as we move lock stock and barrel from one side of the world to the other. Well fingers crossed, here goes !!