Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Its exciting times at 3 Walowa Street right now as our pool has been delivered and is being installed. It only arrived yesterday and the install is almost complete. We are just waiting for the copings round the top of it to be put in place. Its quite amazing the pace at which it goes in. They started the dig at about 8.00 a.m. yesterday and the crane was lifting it over the roof at 3.00 p.m. By 3.30p.m. it was in place. The builders came back today to put the pumps and filters in and fill the sides.By next Monday or Tuesday it should be completed, cleaned and handed over to us and the kids should be swimming in it. Thanks also to our friend Mick who fit us an external socket for the pump.
We spent this weekend helping move our other friends Duncan,Julie and kids to their new home. They have stayed in the area and have in fact only moved a few hundred yards. There new place is fantastic and we would like to wish you all the luck in the world there. We started the move on Friday evening and was done by Saturday dinner which was good as the temperature was up to 105 degs. We spent the afternoon in their pool and the evening on their patio With a good old Ozzy Bar-B-Q and cold beers.
Monday, 18 February 2008
Hi all, yes I know its been a while since we have posted but we have been so busy. Sorry! Since our last post Will has had another birthday and is now 12 going on 21.
On his birthday we took a trip into Brisbane, taking the City Cat from Bulimba into the city. Bulimba is a quaint little village with big money properties and is probably Australia's equivilant of Harrogate. We visited the B.B.C. (Brisbane Brits Club) meeting at the Pig and Whistle and had a spot of lunch and one or two sherberts before taking the ferry back to Bulimba for a curry. As nice as the curry was it just doesn't hit the spot like a U.K. curry, but Will enjoyed it so that was worth it. We took him to Skirmish the day before his birthday, which is like lazer quest except you share a forest with deadly snakes and spiders. I didn't think of that until it was too late! Anyway we all had a good time and no one got bit except by the Mozzies anyway.
We went there with our good friends Julie and Duncan A.K.A.(Barbara Windsor and Boycie) and their kids, Paisley, Danny, Abbey and Isla. They're real nice people and good fun which is very unusual for Cockneys! and have made settling in Australia a lot easier for us. After Skirmish we retired to the Mills residence for tea and biscuits. Well no not really it was a Barbi and a few bottles. A big night was had by all and our guests left in the early hours with echoes of Singstar going around the corridors of Walowa Street.
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