Monthly Archives: September 2014

A New Job

Dear Mum,

It’s the school holidays this week so Josh is staying at Nana’s house tonight instead of tomorrow. Yesterday was a bank holiday so Deanne and I did some washing and ironing, I built Josh’s new drawers, Bob came over for a bit and we also watched Episode V (as Joshua calls it), or The Empire Strikes Back as it’s more generally known. He really enjoyed it and so did I. It’s my favourite one!

Today I dropped him off at Julie’s, on the way to work. I spent most of today redoing the website for the company. I’m trying to get everything ready for when I leave, as I start my new job on the 13th of October. I confirmed the start day with Penny’s Dad today. Not sure how I feel about the whole thing but I’m sure it’ll work out okay.

While I was getting ready Josh did some cutting out, colouring and sticking, which is what the picture is below.

Love

Dan

Arty Boy

Arty Boy

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A New Hope

Dear Mum,
We bought a new bed for Joshua today! We were planning on getting him a single with a roll out bed underneath, so his friends could stay over ( when they’re a bit older), but Josh got so excited about it that we decided that it’s probably the only chance he’ll get to have one – we bought him a bunk bed! It should arrive on Thursday.
We also shopped a bit, presents for two forthcoming kids parties, and food, then went to Julie’s for a chat and a doughnut.
We went to find the bed after lunch then when we got home, settled down to watch The first of the six Star Wars movies, Episode IV, A New Hope, which I got on Blu Ray for my birthday. I really enjoyed it and I think Joshua and Deanne did too. Five more to go! Deanne took the picture while we were watching it.
Might try Skyping tomorrow, if we are free.
Love
Dan

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Ben And Jerry’s

Dear Mum,

I’ve had an interesting few days! I took Josh to kindy on Monday, which is where I took the photo of his fish picture below. Then I went to have a medical, which I passed with flying colours apparently. When I got home Deanne and I went to Garden City and I started spending my birthday money, of which I seem to have quite a lot. I bought three t-shirts and a pair of shorts, and still have over a hundred dollars left.

Yesterday morning I went to a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop at Hillarys Boat Harbour, to fit a tiny computer to their big TV screens to show… I don’t know, pictures of ice creams or something!?!?! In the afternoon I did some fiddling about with the company website then went out to mess about with a couple of computers at the Labor party offices.

Today I was out returning a client’s computer and picking up a backup drive for storage. Not really a super exciting day, but there was plenty of stuff to keep me busy.

Josh is at Nana’s tonight so Deanne and I have been catching up on some TV and paperwork, although Dee still isn’t up to much because of her back. More of Rich’s work tomorrow.

Love

Dan

10 Fish In A Fishbowl

10 Fish In A Fishbowl


How Old

Dear Mum,
Had a great party today. Deanne made lots of great food including my favourite, which is her caramel slice. Got a wonderful birthday cake which was a bit like an inferno, what with having 40 candles on top of it!
Everyone seemed surprised when they found out how old I’ll be tomorrow, which is nice. The picture was taken towards the end of the festivities as everyone was leaving.
Once again Joshua was really well behaved, he did some art after we’d eaten and got lots of compliments for his penmanship.
He’s at school tomorrow but Deanne is off work so we can go into Garden City, after my medical, for a bit of a shop and some cake. Will try and Skype after we collect the boy from kindy.
Love
Dan

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The Slow Boat To Freo

Dear Mum,
We were out of the house by 08:20 today, drove to the train station, got off at Esplanade and walked to the jetty nearby. My lovely wife had organised a trip to Fremantle for the day and we got in a boat which took us all the way down the river, seeing the sights, and incredibly expensive houses along the way.
After arriving we had a short walk to a nice restaurant on the waterfront. Josh had fish and chips, Deanne and I shared some grilled halloumi cheese and a sweet potato pizza.
We went to the beach afterwards and Josh got to run back and forth in the surf. He loved it.
Got the boat back and arrived home at about six. It was a really great day and we all had a lovely time. A fantastic way to spend (two days before) my birthday Deanne is lovely. Tomorrow is the family gathering at our house so should be interesting.
The picture was taken on the boat back to the city, Joshua was eating as seemed to be his main focus today!
Love
Dan

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Some Pictures

Dear Mum,

I went for an ophthalmology appointment this morning, had drops in my eyes to dilate my pupils. Thankfully no problems, eyes are still okay, although I still think I’ll need to go see an optician as I can’t seem to read small text on stuff anymore. Sadly the hospital didn’t check that!

I dropped some paperwork off at the estate agents after I got home and the eye drops had worn off, then took some empty boxes to Julie’s as she needs them for something at the weekend.

Did some of Richard’s work in the afternoon then went to pick Josh up. He had a good day at daycare and had drawn a lovely picture of the two of us making a treehouse. No idea what had put this into his head but I thought it was such a good picture that I had to write you a post tonight to show it off to you.

I’ve also included the form he was given at school the other day for being really well behaved, along with some kindy colouring he brought home from Nana’s house on Wednesday.

Love

Dan

Good News

Good News

Joshua, Daddy And The Treehouse

Joshua, Daddy And The Treehouse

Zig Zag Zebra Landscape

Zig Zag Zebra Landscape

Zig Zag Zebra Portrait

Zig Zag Zebra Portrait


We’re Back

Dear Mum,

First of all – happy birthday, I hope you’ve had a great day. I did call the old guy but you were out digging!

The broadband is back up and running so a quick note to say the move went fine and after four days we’ve unpacked a good deal of our stuff, although there is still a lot to do.

Thankfully I have the rest of the week off work as I worked the first three days of this week, upgrading a bunch of computers (just over a hundred) in the David Jones store in the centre of Perth, had to get up at about five thirty to get to the boss’s house to get into town for seven-ish A couple of tiring days.

I’ll try and Skype you tomorrow.

The picture was taken late morning on Saturday, just as we arrived at the new house and before we’d all hurt ourselves moving hundreds of boxes!

Love

Dan

Moving Day

Moving Day