Friday, January 2, 2009

Getting ready for Sydney

Murray and I have spent a few great days down at his parent's house, along with his sister Helen. We have had a lovely time catching up and we managed to get a LOT done....
We have contents insurance (so now I can wear my wedding ring again HOORAY!)
We have our bank accounts all set up
and - I have a New South Wales drivers license! Funnily enough the only test they made me take was an eye test. Now - must learn how to drive on the other side of the car, on the other side of the road and figure our how to use roundabouts. Hmmmmm I may take a few lessons!

We are driving back to our apartment in Manly (a beach suburb of Sydney - just across the harbor) tomorrow. We cannot WAIT to set up our place!!!

On the list tomorrow - buy a temporary bed to sleep on (which will eventually go into the second room - our nice bed will arrive in about 2 weeks).

And - bring up our boxes of clothes and shoes (YAY!) that we shipped from London nearly 18 months ago - I cannot WAIT - I think it will feel like Christmas all over again:)

We also had a belated Christmas when I arrived on the 28th - which included the famous family Christmas Fruit Cake (they saved the bottom half for my arrival just after Christmas and WOW was it fantastic)!


  1. I unpacked my stuff from storage that had been in there for 2 years and it was totally like Christmas - enjoy! I can't wait to read about your Australian adventures!

  2. So happy to read about your new adventure!

  3. Yay! New blog!! Can't wait to see what you think of living in Oz...!!

  4. The famous Oz Cake looks delicious!!! Any chance of sending the recipe?!?!?!
    Can't wait to hear about the move in... complete with photos!!
    Love and miss you,