Sunday, May 29, 2011

May has been busy

It was lovely to catch up with Lorelle and Brad earlier in the week. Brad was attending a conference so we caught up with him for dinner. Rick and I spent the day with Lorelle.

The gentlemen at dinner

Earlier that day....

Near the lake and at the National Library

We had morning tea at the National Library
and back home for lunch.

We also had a visit from Alison and Richard last Sunday. It was good to see them when they called in briefly.

The roof.....

Rick has been very busy replacing the ridge capping on the roof. He seems to spend a lot of time on the roof these days.

Baby preparation....

We tried out the new baby car seat in the Jazz.

We had fun putting together this "baby change centre" ready for Lois! We now have a cot and a few other basic items all ready for Lois' arrival on July 3o. Mum was able to buy some lovely things off a kind friend in Sydney, who was moving house. So I think we are almost there!

I've been working a fair bit and going to a few too many night meetings! I'm feeling rather tired so I have to be more careful not to get too busy. Rick had a few days' work at Csiro in the last month. He has also audtioned for a small musical group that is planning to travel around Australia and oversees next year. He hasn't got the details yet, but so far it sounds interesting and challenging.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lois is at home

Uncle Cameron gave Lois this lovely teddy.

Lois sleeping peacefully under grandma's blanket

Teddy is almost as big as Lois!

Lois meeting her teddy.

Thanks Cherie for these lovely shots. I copied them from your facebook.

I would love to be there to see her! Will just have to wait until July 30th!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A happy occasion- May 7, 2011

Danny and Ayesha's wedding:
Danny waiting for his bride.

It was a beautiful setting for a wedding. The weather that day was fine and sunny, but it was starting to get quite chilly by 4:30ish pm, when the service began.
It was such a happy occasion!

Roz and Debbie

Heather and Roz: Today, Aunt and Mother of Groom

The family, including Sherab's brother and wife from Sikkim

Sherab and Roz: proud parents of the groom

Roz and me

All is ready and waiting for the bride to appear

The bride,Ayesha, after the ceremony with the traditional scarf given to her by Namgyal relatives

Newly married Danny greeting the guests

Monday, May 9, 2011

Flights booked to Australia

Exciting news: We have a date!
Cherie, Stuart and baby Lois have booked their tickets to fly home. They leave Seoul on July 29th and are due to arrive in Sydney on Saturday morning, July 30.
With a new baby and lots to organise, these next couple of months will be very busy for them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Videos of our lovely granddaughter Lois

Cherie took these videos of Lois Janelle Lamont in Seoul.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Our last day in Seoul

Saturday April 30
It rained steadily all through the night and continued into the morning. We packed up and checked out of our hotel at about 9am so we could get our luggage to Stuart and Cherie's apartment in Mokdong. This journey takes about 45mins on the subway. We dodged many puddles, cars and people and made it there successfully.
We worked out that we could offer to take an extra 15kgs, of their stuff, home to Australia. Stuart had some boxes already packed, so then came the task of estimating 15 extra kgs. Rick and Stuart went and bought 6 x 2kg bottles of water to use to compare the weight! They also bought some rope and between them they prepared a pretty good box with a rope handle for our extra luggage item. (As it happened, the weight they estimated was pretty accurate. At the airport our big bags were just under 20kgs and the extra carton was 12kgs. They let us through with that.)

We spent the next few hours with Stuart. We went with him to see a friend of theirs, who was getting married that afternoon. He had a photo taken with the bride and then we were off to the hospital to see Cherie and Lois.
Sadly we didn't get to hold Lois or see her for long. We saw Cherie for a few minutes in between her various appointments with nurses and feeding Lois.
It was sad to say goodbye to Stuart, Cherie and little Lois......... but it was made easier with the wonderful news of them coming back to Australia, to live, in August.

Goodbye Lois!

Our spot outside Cherie's hospital room. it was cooler in the corridors. The rooms were heated to 26 degrees.

Incheon Airport buggy

Stuart helped us with our luggage, in the rain. He travelled half the way with us and farewelled us when we were safely aboard the airport train.
When we got off the train at Incheon airport we were offered a ride with our luggage. We jumped aboard this golf-style buggy. The driver quickly drove us, weaving through the people, all the way to the escalators for the departure check in! That was fun!
The overnight flight home was reasonably painless. despite not sleeping, the 10 hours seemed to pass fairly quickly.

Arriving in Sydney and waiting for the Riverwood train with our luggage intact.

We had a great time in Seoul and it was very special to be there to see Lois on the day she was born.