we are hoping to be pouring a concrete pad soon that will be the new home for Spyros' dads shed. Once that is up we can relocate all "keeping" items to the shed & begin work on the garage in earnest! We are excited, as living alone is what we are accustomed to!
Nothing else new here, I got my Tax File #, my medicare card & am up & running. Still working with Spyros. I have driven a couple of times, very short local trips -- even parallel parked LOL
GREAT news - my pal Robyn is here!! When Spyros & I met on Contiki there were, of course, a buttload of other people on our bus. Mostly Aussie & Kiwi, some Canadians, Americans & one South African! I kept in touch with a couple of the Aussies (obvious ones notwithstanding), and a couple of the Canadian ladies that I spent most of my time with on the trip. Spyros & I met & fell in love on the trip...however, Robyn met & kept in touch with another fellow from the tour & they began their relationship after the fact. He's a New Zealander, but is now working & living in Sydney, and Robyn just arrived to work & live here too! We met up last weekend & had dinner & got all caught up. Hopefully there will be more of the same on a regular basis!
Also, summer is around the corner, this week I have worn a sweater (jumper) to work & within the hour I have taken it off because it's getting so warm. Yesterday was 32 degrees, soon it'll be shorts & hitting the beach after work! ;-D
I have been doing some online shopping for knitting related items as I have so little here! I bought some yarn, fibre & a drop spindle from Etsy. My first Etsy purchases & I am turbo excited! What did I purchase?!
- A cute project bag from ThePloverbird ... my first handmade bag, I have been using re-usable shopping bags from Shoppers & LuLuLemon.
- An incredible looking batt from yarnandfibre that I cannot wait to get on my new...
- Drop Spindle from SillySalmonDesigns which is gorgeous...
Um...I also purchased the Hiya Hiyas that I was loving, and needing (re: only 2 sizes of needles here right now!!) So I found them online at Stranded In Oz and they weren't the cheapest, but I thought I would get them a lot sooner than if I purchased them from a US or Canadian website. Of course I would also love other interchangeable sets, but everyone on Rav & Plurk have been RAVING about these...so I am doin' it!
I also went to Lincraft and found some yarn that I can make work with the needles I currently have available to me! It was cheap & decent colours & should sustain me as I await my purchases & my stash!
I completed my Crabby Anastasia Socks for my mum!
|First Socks that Rock experience for the WIN!|
|Not much to look at yet!|
I have been terrible. However, I did purchase (wow I have done more "purchasing" in my month here than in my last 2 years in Canada!!) Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I haven't started it yet, but plan to quick smart. I have been eating badly & only being physical while at work. So that needs to change! Stay tuned...
I also am very much liking Fitknitchick blog - she is a personal trainer, exercise & healthy living enthusiast living & working in the Lower Mainland. I discovered her while I was still in Maple Ridge, and love her especially because she is doing things I seem to lack the "willpower" to stick with exercise & food-wise AND because she KNITS! YAY!!!! So, loving Tamara so, I read the blog, I note & occasionally try out the meal ideas (this will happen more once we are on our own) and I want to check out her YouTube channel & do her workouts! Our internet kinda mega sucks when it comes to streaming...so I am trying to get that figured out first. Waiting 20 minutes for a 20 minute episode of something to buffer is ri-donc-u-lous!
Melbourne - this weekend...plans are being made!!!