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February 12th 2015
Published: February 12th 2015
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My mammoth scar, not really but it was a neat job
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Wow what a rock and roll time we have had, its been busy busy busy, and thought we better blog our recent adventures here down under..

Hopefully you enjoyed our amazing trip down to Fonty’s Pool for our Australia long weekend, and as soon as we got back we were flat out packing up our little Holiday Chalet in South Fremantle as we were just about to start a six month house sit in Banjup,

We went straight back to work after the Fonty’s pool get away so had to pack up our stuff in the evenings as we were to be out by 10.00 am on Sunday morning the 1st February, by the time Saturday was upon us we were ahead of the game and by Saturday night we were 99% done and dusted and were in a position just to do a final sweep and pull the door to and hand the keys in.



We had said to the owners of the new house that we would be over by 11.00 am and we were spot on time,John and Linda left us to move our stuff in to our
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Our Fremantle Mansion, This was our Freo pad for 4 Months, it was great
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The new house sit is a 5 acre property and they are people we know through our four wheel drive club, it’s a brand new house and they have only been in it a few weeks and they have left on their travels for six months.

John and Linda left early on Monday morning, we just carried on our usual routine and got up and went to work, just a normal day but a different place and different train station.

Wednesday was a big day for me as I had my operation on my thumb, I basically fell last July and cut my knee up and not even noticed that I had fallen on my thumb, it wa only a short while later that I realised I had a problem.

After a visit to my GP I was referred to a hand specialist who referred me to an MRI Clinic to get a scan and it was determined that I had what is known as a trigger finger.

It was concluded that the most efficient way of rectifying the situation has having the tendons released with the aid of some surgery.

I had
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Inside Our Freo Pad
half a day on Wednesday, so my thumb and I drove across Perth to Caroline’s office as she was only ten minutes away from the Hospital in Cambridge Street, so I picked her up and She navigated, we needed to be there by 1.40.

We went up, registered, paid and sat in the waiting room awaiting the call that would be my turn.

A short while later the nurse came and called my name, she directed me to a cubicle where I put my gown and my hat on, then I was directed into theatre.

The only thing that was uncomfortable was the two injections into my thumb, you don’t have enough meat on your thumb not to make it painful and soon Craig Smith was advising me that he was just about to sew his handy work up and could I just wiggle my thumb to prove it worked, and I could, fantastic news it had been dormant for nearly eight monthsand it would now move now that was just wonderful!

With my thumb sewn up and instructions on looking after the repairI walked out and found Caroline still in the waiting room playing words
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Inside our Freo pad
with friends.(don't tell Andy - I was actually doing some online shopping!)

Caroline drove home and once there I had decided that I was going to the Toyota Landcruiser club committee meeting and got back in the truck and drove over to Andy's as he was going to drive us.

One thing we desperately miss is having our own place, as to us socialising is what it is all about and having people over to dinner is just the best, our lives back in the UK was always filled with a full house or a busy dining room table, so I guess we have had to adapt and do it in different ways in our new life down under.

We asked the owners of the house we were sitting if they minded us having friends over and they said that would be no problem at all, it is our home for six months.

Well we had been in the house for 5 days when we had our first guests, Andy, Karen, Peter and Leigh were coming over for a Mexican supper as it was going to be simpleand tasty, the only problems is where we were
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Roobie all packed up and ready to leave Fremantle
going to get some simple Tasty Mexicans from?

Our guests arrived late afternoon and it was just beautiful sitting outside blowing the top off a cold beer, did I mention the temperature is mid to late 30’s at the moment,NO? Well its is, the weather is just beautiful and we love it!

Our Mexican supper went off very well, and of course we had to have a couple of rounds of Uno to finish off the evening and as Andy Bhad to be up at 4.40 they left around 11.00pm whilst Leigh and Peter stayed the night.

Sunday morning was just gorgeous, the day was going to be 38 degree’s, so we all sat until lunch time and just talked, had breakfast, drank tea and Coffee and talked some more then we decided that we would go for a drive,as Peter knows the area we followed him to the Wandi reserve.

The Wandi reserve, is a facility, that has educational class rooms, tennis courts footy field and BBQ’s that the public can use.

When walking around the sun was absolutely baking and we had to stay in the shade to avoid getting a fried head.
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My hand bandaged after the operation


Back at home we had lunch and lounged around for the rest of the afternoon. Leigh was concerned that they were interrupting our plans for Sunday, but they weren't, we were doing exactly what we had planned


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Just a nice picture of Caroline
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Our new home for 6 months, look at that shed
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Australia is all about outside living
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Lush green lawn in this heat
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Me on the Toys are Us Tractor Mower
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Our Saturday night visitor
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Leigh Peter and Karen, having fun.
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Peter Leigh and Caroline at Wandi reserve
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Ours and Andy and J=Karen's car with our Western Australian Number plates


12th February 2015

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Thank you so much for the pictures of your just past and present abodes! So very nice to see. Your Freo residence is pretty tiny. Is it a full time home? Now your current accommocation is truly awesome. Andy and his toys!! Lovely to see where you reside. How far are you now from your work? Lots of time spent on trains?? ENJOY

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