Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

New Home!

We are in our lovely new home for the next 2 years.  It is so nice to have some space and a garden.  Tetley is loving the garden too!  It was a frantic, busy weekend at the end of April packing up and making several trips across town.

Our home is in an Ex-Pat community and it is quite the United Nations in our street: neighbors from Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, America and England.  Everyone is so friendly and there are plenty of children the same ages as Isabelle and Oliver, so they are very happy to have so many friends to play with after school and at the weekend.

Now, we are just waiting for our furniture to arrive (so we are living with rented furniture for the moment).  The ship with our container docks on May 25th, but who knows it will be sitting in customs…..

After a week we are working through the teething issues.  We have appallingly slow internet connection, so need to get that corrected.  We have hot weather already and the air conditioning is struggling upstairs.  We have had 15+ light bulbs replaced and some other minor problems.  The landlord and the management office at the community seem to be responsive so far.

I think this will be a good place to call home…….

 

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Just the girls

Pretty Nails

Pretty Nails

Just us girls this afternoon!  Owen and Oliver were off for a night of camping at the school for Dad’s and Lad’s night.  Isabelle and I went to a spa, Dragonfly, at the Kerry Parkside Center and had pedicures.  This was a special treat for Isabelle as she has never been before, but loves painting her own toe nails.  She also had her fingernails painted.  She loved the experience and they made her treatment “kid friendly”.  (Plus it was 50% off for her!!!)

 Then we decided to try out the Clubhouse at our Compound for dinner.  They have a restaurant (as well as a coffee bar, soft play zone for kids, pool, gym and shop).  I had Lamb chop and Isabelle had chicken nuggets – which were the best I have ever tasted!!

Back home for movie time before bed – what a wonderful time with just my lovely little girl.