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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?

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

I can't comment on posts

Feeling frustrated - just read both posts from today but when I click to leave a comment, nothing happens!

I've spent the last half hour trying to get it to work and I cannot! So I give up. You'll just have to accept that I would have left a lovely comment - but now I'm just grumpy about the failure of technology!

P.s we're in Dublin!


I've now finished my writing course at tafe and decided that it was really good but I don't think it's what I want to do and getting into the industry is super hard because everyone is downsizing and the work is being sent overseas. So I'm going back to tafe to do a diploma of info tech networking and then I'll have the option to do the advanced dip the following year and the option to do the cisco certification at the end of the year too.

We got some news on Jarrad's health but it still doesn't explain his major health issues. I'll check with him before I post more about it though.

Jarrad and I signed a lease a week ago for a house in Truscott st, and since then have spent our days slowly moving furniture from 3 houses in to our place, with the help of Nanny, Mum, Jared and some friends Darren, Daniel and Ryan. We're pretty much settled in and have lots of unpacking to do as you can see.

 This is the dining room that we've turned into the study because it has the phone connection.

 These 2 are the hallway/entrance way
 The second bedroom (currently storage while we sort stuff out)

 The living room
And the laundry and toilet are through there.

We have a big back yard with 2 lemon trees, apricots, pears, almonds, and 2 mystery fruit trees. One we don't have much of an idea what it could be and the other I think are cherry plums. 

Christmas is coming

Glad to say Monday and today are cooler than the very hot weekend just gone. Trying to cool the house so it will be good for Christmas even after cooking.
I've been up early to make the most of the cool mornings and get some watering done. I'll have some home grown tomatoes for our Christmas tea.
Tested the back room seating on Sunday with a tea for Lisa's birthday. We fit 16 no problem. More than that and I'll have to get out the trestle.
Turned on the old fridge in the shed again. Now a very full drinks fridge.

Carolynn and Jarrad have slept in their new pad a couple of nights now. Still some bags here for them to collect. It was a shame that the days they moved were so hot but all good now. I'll have the spare room ready for Dayna and Bruce when they come.

So thrilled with Dayna and Bruce's news but I'll leave any other comments to them. Sending very positive thoughts their way and planning another UK visit.

A week with no dancing seems very strange to me. I took Mum to visit friends Sue and Kevin Monk yesterday. Sue's Mum lives with them and a cousin is visiting  from Sydney for Christmas. With Mary, another friend, Kevin had quite a harem. Coincidentally it turns out that Clive's sister in law, Ev is a good friend of the visiting cousin. What a small world we live in.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your other families, Dayna and Bruce and Glenn, Dee and Jules. We'll miss you all. What a houseful it will be if we ever all get together again.

Love from Mum