Saturday, August 21, 2010

Election Day

I've been busy working these past few weeks. Richard has a one day a week job at the moment. He is catching up on things at home . He is applying for any contracts he's made aware of.
Since the beginning of August I have noticed an increase in my energy levels. I am hoping this means that I have turned the corner!
It's been six months now since my last operation, so I am hoping I have said "goodbye" to the debilitating fatigue and the joint aches. It's been good to be able to earn some money while managing the busy teaching days well.
Stuart and Cherie are safely back in Seoul. They have just told us that they hope to return to Australia for good in February 2011. This is an exciting prospect for us all.
Cameron is the UK. He has gone for a month with is uni friend, Ben. Ben has been able to access free 5 star hotel accommodation for part of the trip! Cameron is in London right now and soon will be visiting Paris and Rome. He's enjoying himself so far.

Today I voted. Richard and Cameron voted earlier and Stuart voted at the Australian Embassy in Seoul. The choice we had to make this time was the hardest one that I can remember.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stuart and Cherie's visit - July 24 to August 1

DAY ONE: Sydney on Saturday July 24:

Stuart and Cherie arrived in Australia on Saturday July 24. We took them from Sydney Airport to Ma and Pa's for morning tea and then to Deirdre and Paul's house for a special welcome home lunch with 23 other family members. It was a great day. In the afternoon we drove them back home to Canberra.

Stuart and Cherie wore their special Korean hanboks at the start of the special lunch. Sarah prepared a great welcome sign for them.

Ma's welcome sign

Cherie and Stuart gave Ma some very special ceramic Korean people

Cutting the cake at lunch

Having a great conversation with the cousins.

Ma with Stuart and Cherie at morning tea.

Stuart and Cherie with cousins Sarah, Emma and Avril

The whole lunch gang