Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our new life

My goodness it has been a while since I have blogged. Last time we were still living in NZ,
now we are in the gorgeous Melbourne Victoria and loving every minute!!!

We arrived on the 2nd of Feb to the hottest day I had ever experienced in my life! 38 degrees thank you very much! It was dry and beyond hot! We explored Melbourne for the day, visited family and made our way to where we were going to stay for the next few weeks until we got our own home. It was certainly interesting to say the least, but now we have our lovely home and we couldnt be happier!!! The kids love having their own space and their own things, can be as noisey as they choose and it great to watch them relax into their surroundings.

Leyton is walking and talking in his own language, Holly starts kinder next week.......
wow... my babies arent babies anymore!! Its exciting and sad. Exciting for them that they growing and learning everyday and you watch them at their level how they see the world, everything is exciting and new and the smallest things are the very best! Sad.. because they arent babies anymore, they dont need you just as much as they did a few months ago, and they dont sit still long enough anymore for those cuddles hehe.

Nick is going into the police which will be very very exciting for him!! I think he misses the uniform actually lol

Its ammusing, we still look like tourists when we go into the city..... in awe of this very very busy city, and all the things you see that you dont see back home. The public transport is amazing!
and very fast paced. It seems like this place never sleep there is always something going on.

We still go to the supermarket and think... wow!! thats so cheap compared to back home!!!!

Or, "you would never get that in NZ!"

Im sure to Australians we look like floral shirt wearing, camera in hand tourists. But thats fine we love it. I have been told by friends back home I already have the Australian twang with somethings I say, but then by Australian standard I am very much a New Zealander in my accent. Some people get me to say certain words for their amusement, where i want them to tell me all their funny auzzie words and compare them to what we say back home.

For example...... "Jaffle"...... I think of a Jaffa Lolly..... no no its a Toastie!!! A toastie?? how do they get jaffle from Toastie?! Funny things like that make it so enjoyable being here.

Right well must go, house chores etc

Talk again soon

Jo xoxo

Monday, January 3, 2011

One month and counting!!

Well its been a while since I have blogged about our move. We have things going on and changed our minds all over the place about where were going to go based on opportunity.

But our hearts kept sayhing Melbourne!! So its official, the tickets are booked, Melbourne here we come!!! 2nd of Feb we will depart our beautiful NZ and arrive in the ever promising Melbourne Australia for the beginning of our new adventure.

So much to and so little time, where to start and will I get it all done??

I will have to tap into the organised list maker that I am, and get moving!!

Hard to believe its now January of 2011! Where has that gone folks??

We are in the process of getting the house we are in sorted, and finding a house over there to live in when we arrive. What things we sell, store and take. Decisions about our beloved furry babies finding a job for Nick ( proving hard form this end).

But it will be exciting!!

The kids are changing so much everyday. Leyton trying to walk now and becoming very vocal, such a wee man now, where has my baby gone??? He will be a big one year old this month!

Holly is her gorgeous self coming out with all kinds of new things to say everyday, she is also doing VERY well in the potty training department!! SO proud!

Right well off to look at more houses and Jobs.

Happy New Year everyone, Its going to be an awesome year full of fun, laughter and love!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Just a little snippet.......

Here is just a little snippet of what i was talking about earlier........ Fab!!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Excitement is stirring..............

Have been talking alot lately to different people about Melbourne and all the things it has to offer. I think what appeals to me personally is the arts. The Art Museums, cafes, Galleries.... the list goes on and on.

I have looking up about the Queen Victoria Markets, and just the photos themsleves took my breath away!! Heart started racing and the feelings all started to bubble up.

It looks unbelievable!!! I want to live there!! Even just googling the pictures of Melbourne is really overwhelming. What a completely magical place! I cant wait to send you all pictures from our adventures and share our experiences with you all!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Preparations are under way!!

Well.... this is the very first blog about our overseas endevours.

We are moving to Melbourne, Australia!

Big move and lots of emotions to go with it, the main one being total excitement!

Hubby is leaving the army, Civi world here we come! The house hunt is on. Its amazing the money that can be earnt over there compared to dear old NZ.

The opportunities are far and wide and melbourne from what I have heard is stunning.
Also helps that Nick is an Australian Citizen.

We have had moving companies come around and do quotes for our belongings to be shipped over and what it will cost for our furry babies to go with us.

Lots to do, not enough time lol but that makes it more exciting!!

Talk Later