Monday, 24 September 2007

One Month In




We have now been here one whole calender month (Oh no another reason to have a party) and things are starting to fit into place. Lauren and William started at North Lakes State College last Monday and so far at least think its Brill.
We have made a few trips since we last posted on our blog, including a trip to W.B. world, Australia Zoo, Nudgee beach, Bribie Island and Mooloolaba on the Sunshine coast to name but a few. All were fantastic in there own right and the furthest away was W.B. World, at around one hour twenty mins. drive.
Buddy had a very emotional arrival last Wednesday, we picked him up from the airport and he went absolutely crackers. He never shut up all the way home from the airport.
We had not told the kids so when they got home from school they got the surprise of their lives as he came bounding down the corridor at them.
It was like a scene from the champ with all the tears and smiles.
We took him down to show him to Lauren and Wills friends the night he arrived, about a twenty minute walk down the road from our rental and got the shock of our lives while walking back when six foot of Kangaroo came bouncing out of the bushes and nearly knocked us all over.
So far we have seen wild Kangers, Dolphins, Lizards and a BIG bleeding spider!!!!
Andy did a business course last week for his Carpenters licence so he can work for himself, there was an exam and course assessment and at this moment we are still waiting for his results. So fingers crossed.
Our things from England has cleared customs and immigration today and Andy has his tools now so we can seriously start looking for work now.
The internet is now up and running so we can all stay in touch again at last.
Bye for now Andy, Adie, Loz and Will xxxx

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Another day in paradise





Hi all, let me begin by apologising for not updating the web site as frequent as we would like, but we are still in hotel accommodation and access to the Internet is not always available.
Well that said next Wednesday we move to our new home, well for the next six months at least, so hopefully we should have a phone line installed very shortly.
Last week was a real busy week, that has seen us fully open our Ozzy bank account and receive bank cards, pay the bond on the rental, receive our tax numbers and register for Medicare. We have bought a fridge, kettle, toaster, beds, quilts and covers, pillows, pots, pans, washer, plates, knives and forks, car, a partridge in a pear tree and god knows what else!!!!
We still haven't got the kids in School but hopefully that will be resolved tomorrow as the woman who deals with registration is back after throwing a sickie.
The kids have been very patient through all the shopping and we have tried to get them back to the hotel in time to have a swim each evening, they both love it in the pool and as soon as we get back through the apartment door they are stripping off, hoping down the corridor trying to get their pants off and cosys on.
We went down the beach to Redcliffe today only to find they were celebrating the beach landings of the first settlers to the northern colonies. It was a great day with loads of stalls, live bands and tribute acts, power boat racing, dancers, Bar-b-q's etc.
We spent most of the day by the Lagoon, a hugh purpose built swimming pool by the sea with free electric Bar-b-q facilities and all free. One thing we have noticed while we have been here is how clean the place is. The Aussies seem to be so proud of where they live. Everywhere is spotless. When the celebrating had finished there was hardly a paper cup to be seen on the road.
Thanks to you who left a comment and we hope to see you all very, very soon.

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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You can contact us at ozzymills@hotmail.com or SKYPE us at lozwill
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 !!