Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Its Boxing day as we write the next chapter of our blog and we are now in the company of my cuzz Dami and family, Louise, Joe, and Emily, Its great to see them especialy with it being our first Christmas in Oz. They arrived last Thursday after visiting friends in Sydney and a trip up to the Barrier reef. Its been non stop since their arrival with visits to the Gold Coast on the very wet jet boat ride (its just a pitty we did'nt have a camera as Dami and Louise's faces were priceless)a trip to Bribie Island and Australia Zoo. The kids had a ball yesterday on the beach at Curamundi, with a Barbi at the side of the lake, body boarding in the waves and drifting down the lazy river. Well this chapter is very brief as we have loads more to do and the day is getting away from us, So we hope you had a lovely Christmas and we will post early in the new year. Merry Christmas XXXX
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Hi all sorry we have not updated the blog lately.
Well its been non stop over the last couple of months, I have picked up a job in Bulimba as a leading carpenter, its a little bit further to travel than I wanted but its a pleasent journey, around 40 minuits in traffic passing the airport two race courses and two golf courses.They are builders of up market bespoke propertys so the work is quite interesting.
We had the works christmas party this Friday. Very impressive with a trip down to Surfers paradise and a blast on the jet boats, dinner at the Blue Fire harbour front restaurant and a stop over at the Sheraton Mirrage. Not quite up to the standards of a dinner time finish and a pub crawl round Holbeck but if I really try I think I could put up with it.
Adrienne has started work in an office doing all the admin. She is working part time 25 hours a week. Her boss says she can come and go as she pleases, just do the 25 hours a week, which is good.
We have bought our own house now and move in on the 12th December. So it will be our first Christmas in Oz in our own home, which is very exciting.
We had a few laughs along the way looking at homes. They do open houses here where you don't need to make appointments, you just go along and take a look. The first one we went to was, shall we say, an eye opener. We decided to look at different areas and this house was a mess and filthy, we came away with flea bites!!!
The second one, in yet another area, was absolutely beautiful, but the brochure said the price was open to negotiation, when we saw the house and looked around we knew it was way out of our price range by a few $100K!!! but it was good having a nosey around.
We decided to stay in North Lakes as Lauren and Will were settled in school and Andys trip to work was a pleasant one. It is in a great place as it is pretty central to both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
Its Williams graduation from year 6 to 7 on Tuesday night, which we are looking forward to.
Both Lauren and William are going to Dream World on the Gold Coast on the 13th December for their end of year trip with school. They are both very excited about it. I suppose it beats a sports day!!!
It was great to speak to our American Department on Skype last week and to see Xander, who we must say looks just like his Daddy. He is such a cute guy. Although its not as good as seeing him in the flesh, but hopefully that will happen before too long.
We are looking forward to Damien, Lousie, Joe and Emily coming over for a visit very shortly. They arrive in Brisbane on 20th December and are here until just after the new year. I am sure we will all have a great Christmas espcially our Christmas dinner on the beach. Only wish the rest of you could also be here to share it.
It is very strange buying a christmas tree and getting ready for Santas arrival in these tropical conditions....but I am sure we will get used to it!!!
Andy has just come home from playing golf at the Pacific Golf Club and only used his umbrella to shade himself from the sun!! Which he says was very nice for December!!!
Once again we are sorry and will try and update the blog more often....hopefully will do so before Christmas. Thanks for the nudge Leigh...it might have been next April before we did so otherwise.
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