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Look, Anomalocaris!

Dear Mum,
This morning was mainly spent retrieving boxes from the garage then putting things into them. Then getting more boxes. Hopefully the early start on the packing means everything will be good and ready by the time we leave.
Bob popped over at about lunchtime so we chatted to him while we ate our toasted sandwiches.
In the afternoon we went to Fremantle and had an ice cream, then wandered around for an hour or so before stopping for a drink and some wedges. As you can see Joshua enjoyed the wedges.
We got home at about five and the master finally allowed me to put on the First Life DVD, which we borrowed from Bob about five months ago. He wasn’t too impressed by the first episode, about the first organisms on the planet, which didn’t move our do anything very exciting really. But when the second one came on he brightened up a bit and started to tell us what the animals were. Hence the “look, anomalocaris” title of this message.
He had a quick nap in the car on the way home but was tired, so he went in the deep bath after Deanne had used it to soothe her back a bit then to bed quite early. We then watched Dr Who, another good ‘un I thought, and are now in bed at 8:49 because it’s been such a tiring day.
Monday again tomorrow so more of Rich’s work, although we’re signing the papers for the new house at 4 o’clock.


Wedges In Freo

New, Faster ‘Blog

Dear Mum,

Well, we’re finally back online! Hooray!!!

These last two weeks have seemed very long, in a nutshell we arrived at the house on the morning we moved in at exactly the same time the guys turned up with a big container with all our stuff in it. They were very efficient and were out again before we knew it. We spent a couple of days still staying at Julie’s house but coming over to unpack stuff in the daytime before we actually moved in.

…and I tell you what, having our own place again feels so different to being lodgers in someone else’s house. It was so kind of them to let us stay all that time but being in a house on our own again is a-mazing!

It’s a four bed place, we’re in the master, with an en-suite, next to us is the computer room, then a spare room, currently mainly inhabited by things in a transitory state. Books which need to go back in to boxes, bits of old toys and other stuff which were packed with other things we actually needed.

The phone line and broadband have been a bit of a mare, apparently the company couldn’t do anything until the old bill was settled with the previous provider…which took ages. Then they couldn’t set up the broadband until after the phone line was sorted, and now we’re still waiting on the little box, which will hopefully provide us with a means of decoding the, as yet, undecipherable Australian television signal we can’t get on our old TV or recorder-box. Still at least we’ve now got our DVDs and UK recordings again.

Joshua settled in really quickly and decided he’d have the second biggest bedroom, it’s at the far end of the house to our room, but on the bright side it’s also right down the hall from the sitting room and kitchen/lounge so at least we don’t disturb him when he’s gone to bed.

Josh is also pretty happy that he has a whole playroom to himself, it’s the far end of the open plan kitchen dining room bit so he can play there while we’re making food or tidying up. All his toys are out and he’s having fun playing with all the things he hasn’t had since they were packed up in England.

We’re also pretty close to a (big) park which is where I took the picture of Joshy cycling this afternoon. The other picture is of him when we left school yesterday. It’s the first time it’s rained at the same time as I picked him up, so he wanted a picture of himself with the umbrella.

Gotta go, it’s getting late and Bob’s coming round in the morning to pick up his shears, which he leant us to cut the hedge out the front with.



Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Josh cycling through the park.

Josh, cycling through the park.