Saturday, June 25, 2011

New job and good news

Richard starts work on a six month contract next Tuesday. He has been working only a handful of days in the last year or so. This is great for him to keep his skills alive. He has enjoyed being semi-retired, but is looking forward to the challenges of this new contract. He will be working in the same department and floor as Cameron! We went out to dinner last night to celebrate his new job!
Richard has also gone away this weekend to sing in some concerts. I will have the weekend here alone.

I worked 4 days this week! I managed well. I also got the "all clear" from my latest check-up this week.
This is always nice to hear.

Stuart is now enrolled in the CIT here, to start when he returns with Cherie and Lois in just over a month! Richard did it on his behalf. Stuart has been given information about a job opportunity and is applying.

We also got word that our solar panels will finally be installed. We'll believe it when we see it.

All in all a busy but good week for us!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A warm hat for Lois

This is just a note to show Caroline (and other doubters from yesterday), the little hat I have made Lois.... without a pattern. I am quite happy with it anyway, but I could still do with some patterns!

A day off

I have time today to write a quick note as I am not working. I have only worked one day this week! That was partly because I spent a lovely long weekend with Mum and Dad in Sydney. I didn't return until Tuesday afternoon. it was great to spend time with them. Dad hasn't been at all well lately, but he now seems to be recovering. This is great.
Rick spent the long weekend in Adelaide with a singing group. The big news is that this singing group (26 members) are going to tour next year (2012) and Richard has been invited to go along to sing. I am invited too.... to help with children's programs ans other things!
It's a LONG tour! 7 months in all. April and May will be touring in Australia and then June to October is touring many places around the world!
Richard has to work hard to learn literally hundreds of songs in preparation. All of February will be full-time rehearsals for him. I will be helping out with kids workshops here in January and then continuing with that throughout the tour. It is such a wonderful opportunity for us both ... but it is a long time away from home!
Also this morning I have finally decided to join facebook! I've been using Rick's account for months! I love seeing the photos of our new grandchild, Lois Janelle. They'll be here with us on July 30. Can't wait!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June already

 Lois is growing and we miss seeing her in the flesh. It won't be long though. They are due to arrive on July 30.

Lois is watching you!

The proud parents in Seoul: Stuart and Cherie are enjoying their last couple of months in Seoul before the big move to Australia.

Last Friday we enjoyed the company of friends at the Namgyal's home. Many friends had helped with preparations for the recent Namgyal family wedding, which was a lovely occasion.
Roz and Sherab always make us feel so welcome.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More pics of Lois !

 Couldn't resist showing you a few more photos of our lovely granddaughter, Lois Janelle. Some with her mum and dad too!

Cherie and Lois, outside their apartment in Mokdong, Seoul.

Lovely bananas! They need to enjoy them while they can afford them.