Saturday, February 17, 2007

hi all, sorry I haven't been updating my blog...our laptop caught a virus and died last weekend :-( not good at all. I'm worried as I have quite a few docs on there, especially photos and wedding stuff. We're going to try and get it fixed this weekend hopefully. So I'm just at the internet cafe now (didn't miss coming here!)
My bike is finally fixed, Jason has just gone to pick it up....6 weeks later!
Been a busy few weeks as usual, I can't even remember what we did last weekend! I started a college course on Wednesday (unfortunately we had to miss celebrating Valentines day) I'm doing a Counselling course one day a week. It's something I've been thinking of for some time, and it was a hard decision to make, as I'm supposed to be saving for our wedding, and it's not cheap, plus I'll probably only be able to do a year of the 2 year course as our visas run out next May. But in the end I thought what the hell, just give it a go, I may not even enjoy it. There are 15 of us in the class, and it's a very diverse group...I think I'm actually one of the youngest, which makes a change! There are a few men, but mostly older women. Everyone seems very nice, which is good, but I am really dreading doing the role plays etc, the course involves a lot of practical stuff, so maybe it will make me face my demons and get over my fear of talking in front of lots of people..scary!!
Last night we had a few drinks at the Social club at work, it was good fun, I really like the people I work with, it's nice to have made some more friends here. Then Jason and I had our belated Valentines day meal.
Just spoke to Mum, she's over here next Saturday, I can't believe how quickly that's come around. I'm really looking forward to seeing her, it'll be really nice to have her here. I've only got one week off work unfortunately, but there is plenty of stuff here for her to do, so I'm sure she'll love it.
Anyway, better run, I'm having my haircut in a minute and my credit is just about to run out!!
Until next time!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

For Chris and Martina,
just wanted to show you a picture of me wearing one of the dresses that you bought me for Christmas ;o)

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Last week I got a lot done. The meditation course was very good, although I kept falling asleep during the meditations! The talk was great though, very interesting. Thursday I tried on the wedding dress they’d ordered me in that I’d tried on before….while I was there I tried on some more, 6 in all! A couple of them were really lovely, but the one I went for really was the best. I’m just worried that it’s too soon to buy a dress. The assistant is going to order it in again for me for when Mum gets here so she can see it, and also we are going to go to some other shops to get more of an idea.
Friday night I went out with some girls from work. We just went to an outdoors bar up the road from work. It wasn’t a late one which was good, most of us were pretty tired. And I had to get up for the wedding expo on Saturday so wanted to get an earlyish night.
The expo was great, even though there wasn’t a lot of stuff there that’s relevant for us…it was the things like the invitations and dresses and hens parties that we were looking at. I was glad I didn’t take Jason though, he probably would have been bored out of his mind…Sue was great company instead. We saw the fashion show, but to be honest there wasn’t much there that we liked….all a bit tacky really…it makes me realise the dress I liked could really be the one!!
After that we had a drink, then I went home where Jason and I had a quiet night in (I needed it) Yesterday we went for a walk to Maroubra beach, the beach cricket was on so we went for a look. It was the tri-nations, England, West Indies and Australia. Graham Gooch was there amongst others, it was quite cool. We didn’t stay that long tho as it was really hot. Just watched a dvd in the evening after I’d made dinner (for a change!) I made spaghetti Bolognese with Tempeh (which is like a soya mince, I’d never heard of it before but found it in my recipe book) and it was lovely, really tasty, even Jason enjoyed it. We just finished the rest tonight. Off now to watch Desperate Housewives!