Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Settling In

We've quickly settled in to the new house, although there will be semi-unpacked boxes and suitcases around for sometime. We're here for 9 months, minimum and there's no way we'll be leaving here early - we feel like nomads sometimes...

It's very relaxing here, we've a large balcony at the back with great views over bushland and the smallest glimpses of the lake in the distance. The wildlife at the back of the garden is just amazing, we've never seen so many parrots. The noise they make wakes us up in the morning, who needs cockerels ?

Other not-so-welcome wildlife is the huge increase in spiders that we've seen since we arrived in this house. We've already found 2 redback spiders in the garden which are supposedly very nasty. Their black body is about the size of a Smartie with a large zig-zag red stripe down their back. Luckily we've got some great spray poison that kills all known bugs and is very satisfying. I think we need a bug man to come around though to give the garden a once over.

The kids have been great as usual, and are delighted to have their own huge play room, complete with drum set, keyboard, tele and piano.

My office is taking shape, and although I don't have a view of the pool anymore, Gareth comes in regularly to keep me company.

3 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Looks lovely and looking forward to a visit. See you w/e after next Sue

  2. I can't believe you travelled all that way and kept a Tesco bag! Still.... Every little helps... [groan]

  3. Glad to see you're fetching Gareth up the right way, hard to say which of is looking the more relaxed