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The Family Bandwagon

Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Sunday, 31 July 2005

Welcome to the World, Trinity!

we have a new member of the extended family.. (and yes, i'm back-dating this entry so it looks like i wrote it when she was born, rather than days later..heheh)..

Trinity Eve French

Born today thanks to Lisa and Adam (I reckon Lisa did all the hard work... an 8 pound 8 baby.. wow! *grin*)

Congratulations to them both.. and also to Carolynn and Jared who have a new little sister to play with (when she's older anyway..)..

can't wait to come as see her.. but not sure when i'll be down next.. i'll let you know!


*hugz* all round!

Thursday, 28 July 2005

Sorry Glenn

Hi all.. Glenn, sorry I hung up on you. You rang at about 6:50am, so I assumed it was my alarm going off.. and had pressed the red button before it registered that it was actually a phone call. If you waited another hour or so, I'd have definately been awake :)

Saturday, 23 July 2005

Hi to all

Great to read everyone's news. I'm glad you had a good break Dayna. I hope you get to settle too. I was thinking of you yesterday and hope you enjoyed your birthday. Damien said he rang on your mobile.
I caught up with Damien's news last night. Thank you for the phone call.
Keep posting to kilted aussie Glenn and D. We love to read your adventure stories. I'm guessing Edinburgh will be cooler.
Today is sunny here so Dad and I have been weeding. Plenty of that to do. Dad is slowly getting better from the infection and he thinks it's helped his cough as well. Yesterday he mowed the lawn. Yes we have green again.
We expect Tamara and Ray on Monday, but have said Sunday is also fine if they want a bed. We'll go to Vic Roads to change the Falcon over.
I had a busy time with the wool Show from Tuesday to Monday. (School on Thursday and Saturday off.)I started spinning an alpaca fleece I bought there last night. Nana and I joined the Spinning ladies for a Christmas in July lunch on Wednesday, I went to school on Thursday and Friday(have to catch up the holiday time off). Next week I have Thursday, Friday at school again and we're going to Carolynn's calithenics concert on Friday night and the Lion King on Saturday. Hopefully August will be a bit quieter.
all for now
Love Mum

Wednesday, 20 July 2005


Gotta go now, but thought I'd say g'day.

You all have free movie tickets

And there's just one small issue with them. Apparently they have a typo.. so in the barcode, instead of the number 0 they have the letter "O". They're valid, they just wont scan properly.. so you can mention when you take them in that a typo is the problem, and it'll be fine.

Just so you all know (and thanks to Cheryl for finding out).

Has anyone used theirs yet? We went and saw War of the Worlds last night.. I really enjoyed it.

Saturday, 16 July 2005

end of the holiday

well, tomorrow i have to get up really early to catch a really early plane.. and unfortunately, that means back to canberra and the end of my holiday. o well.. i've had a good week.

after a full-on three weeks at work, i flew to melbourne last saturday for a week of relaxation (and partying). saturday night we had our 30/30/1 party - celebrating timmy's 30th (a little bit late), my 30th (a little bit early) and our 1st wedding anniversary. it was a really good night - it was upstairs at Za'Ba in St Kilda. we had a few cocktails (and cake, thanks Susan) with some of our friends.

sunday we had lunch with the family at our house. a relaxing and tasty affair. that afternoon, mum and dad headed back to bendigo (with the chiminea and the little washing machine in the back of the van), liz and graeme and bron (timmy's folks and older sister) headed out to croydon to visit the grandparents, and fran and duncan (timmy's little sister and her bf) headed off too (to croydon?). timmy and i packed some stuff and headed for the Novotel St Kilda - yes, we decided to spend our wedding anniversary in the same hotel that we got married in.

when we got there, the cleaners hadn't finished the room (the previous occupant had been smoking - even though the Novotel has a No Smoking policy), so we went and had a champagne in the St Moritz (on them). eventually the room was ready, and we went on up to the penthouse suite - the same room we'd had for our wedding night. it was excellent. and just like last year, we had a complimentary bottle of champagne on ice and three ferrero rocher chocies (the first test of "everything i have i share with you" *grin*). it was great - we got to watch some tv, have a spa (or two), and just enjoy the view (and the champas).

the rest of the week has continued in the "relaxation is what i want to do" vein.. we spent a lovely evening (and night) in Torquay with bronnie and rory (timmy went to school with bronnie), we've had people over for pizza and Killer Bunnies, we had dinner with penny and matt (i was in the same research group as penny) and played more Killer Bunnies and some Tekken, and we've probably done more stuff that i can't remember right now.

today we started packing my stuff back into boxes and away.. fran and duncan move in later this month, and jess (one of timmy's friends) moves in next week. so all of my stuff needs to be packed up and away.

i figured out today that since starting uni (yes, more than a decade ago), i've not been in a house for longer than two years. i've moved a LOT!! i don't think i like it any more. i think i'd like to be in a place a little bit longer than that now.. if only so i can unpack all of my boxes into homes - just once.

anyway... i've babbled enough (and i've got to wash the dye out of my hair now..)

Tuesday, 12 July 2005

Hi everyone

I thought it was about time I contributed! :)
Things are going well. Work is still good.It's mid-year break at the moment, but it'll get crazy-busy next week when classes start up again. Apart from work, Damien & I have been enjoying the many things Adelaide has to offer. We went to a food & cooking festival last weekend and picked up some chocolate salami! :)
That's about it for now!

Monday, 11 July 2005

baby update

nothing majorly interesting, just an update on how we're going...

i've been going in for monitoring twice a week - a ctg where they can monitor the baby's heart rate while i sit for 20 minutes watching tv. no problems there. baby's size is normal, i have another ultrasound on wednesday...my belly is slowly heading south, which means bub's getting into position...and finally my blood glucose has mostly been ok, i've had an odd couple of high readings but then it was back to under 6.5.

i think that's about it, like i said, nothing really interesting, but all's well. bub'll be here sometime within the next 4 weeks.

Thursday, 7 July 2005

In case 50 movie tickets weren't enough..

Cheryl and I have been planning on going to see Batman Returns for a few weeks now. Originally, we were going to go with some friends of ours, but they went without us. That being the case, we decided to go this weekend.. we couldn't wait for the No Free Tickets listing to be off it, so we figured we'd pay for the tickets.

Anyway, yesterday I got a package in the mail. Turns out I won two free tickets to Batman Returns :D

They're better than using two of the 50 I won, too, because they can be used at pretty much any cinema, and can be used even if it's NFT. So yay, we've got out of paying the $30 or so for the tickets.

I also won the Batman Returns PS2 game.. so now I just need to win a PS2.. ;)