Monday, 29 October 2012


Rather a blurry quote from Tim Winton, spotted at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Things we like about Australia:

The warm breeze
The smell of the trees
The blue sea
The even bluer skies

The only thing we don't like:

Being burgled and having our brand new laptop nicked... not nice.

Sunday, 21 October 2012


We took the boys to Fremantle - I love the untouched mid-century vibe of the Port Authority building!

And the earlier ornate rooftops of the shopping streets

Friday, 19 October 2012

The Fair

Mark's hometown is a seaside resort - it's pretty quiet at the moment and the fair is shut up.
I think that might be my favourite kind of fair.

Friday, 12 October 2012

First Days

Yep, the sun is shining in Australia!
Just finding our feet at the moment - bought a new laptop yesterday so we feel a bit more normal now.
Still hunting for a car.
Catching up with Mark's family.
Getting over the jetlag.
Off to see Molly in quarantine this morning!
Job hunting starts next week....

Friday, 5 October 2012

Last days

It was the boys' last day at school today.. so sad!
They're leaving their tiny 50 pupil village school where they've been so happy, and taking a leap into the unknown. 
Any school in Australia is bound to be a lot bigger, but I'm thinking a bigger school will mean more facilities and activities. 
And lots of new friends!

Still sad though...:(

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Oxford and a lack of tactical thinking...

Mark and I went to Oxford for the day - it's 6 days until The Big Day (flying to Australia day) so we thought we'd have an English day out - and Oxford is quintessential England.

The boat houses...

Punts on the river...

The dreaming spires...

The bikes!

Of course Oxford is full of clever looking freshers this week - I really wouldn't fit in - a five year old just beat me at chess... either he was making the rules up, or I really lack any tactical brainpower..