Monday, January 18, 2010

Save me from the desert...

Nearly three years ago when Rich and I got married in Perth it was 45 degrees on our wedding day. It was just too hot. Our MC welcomed everyone to 'the oven' when he started the introductions for the night.

Yesterday it was 44 and today it was 43. And as boring as this may sound, its a different type of heat. Dry. And hot. Yesterday I hung out three loads of washing and by the time I came back inside the clothes were dry, I kid you not.

I spent most of the day in the pool with a mexican sombrero hat on. Liam stayed in his clam shell with water under the gazebo in mum and dad's backyard and then I would only take him into the pool with about 50 layers of spf 30+ on.

Today when I was catching the train home from work the trains were delayed because the tracks had basically melted. Poor Rich is dying because although we've lived in Sydney, he's never experienced the hot Perth summers.

We move into our new home on Friday and thank god it has air con. One of the girls at work told me to turn it on at 3am and then turn it off at 7am and your house should stay cool for the day and it will save us money.

We bought a beautiful mocha coloured modular lounge on Saturday and a beechwood table with cream leather chairs as well that's gets delivered on Saturday morning. I'm very excited about getting new furniture and have sure the new lounge is scotch guarded so Liam can't paint it.

I'll post some pictures very soon.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our new home

What a lucky week my little family is having.

No sooner had we handed in our application, we got a call to say the owners thought we were suitable tenants and we get the keys next week for this new build home. It just has to have council approval and its ours. I would really love to buy something like this as its in a great area and would be a fantastic investment. So, you never know...

My job is going really well. I love it. I love the people, the office, the work. Its super busy, just crazy, but I am learning so much. And it will be so nice to get paid. Even if its getting chewed up in rent and childcare.
So tomorrow night we need to buy a new couch and dining table. I can't wait to go shopping!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Oh my its been busy, busy around here.

I've spent the last week interviewing for new jobs, getting Richard settled into his new working from home arrangement (he is still doing his job in Sydney from Perth) and getting Liam settled into his new nursery/childcare.

I've been a tad stressed. Liam is in nursery four days a week from 7am to 3.30pm and Richard does the 'school run' as he calls it in the afternoon. Mum takes care of Liam on Tuesday. I hate dropping Liam off each morning, I have spent every morning in tears. I feel so guilty, its an awful feeling, but I am going back to work so things will be easier in the next couple of years for us all.

By some amazing stroke of luck I landed myself a recruitment role with one of the big mining companies in Perth for 3 months. I've been told it could go permanent if I work hard, so its head down and bum up as I really want us to buy a house by the end of September.

We have been living with my parents for the past month but tomorrow we are putting in an application for this property which is just around the corner from Liam's centre. Its brand new and low maintenance and would be fine for the next 6 months.

I had such a brilliant weekend with my boys. We went to the beach on Saturday afternoon and found a gorgeous little place for breakfast this morning which is ultra kid friendly, which we love of course! Liam has been in a fantastic mood all weekend. Today I had to go shopping for new work clothes. I need to lose weight though, so once things settle down I'm back into walking and swimming again.

How was your weekend? I'd love to hear about it...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Is this our new home?

We've decided to hold off buying a house in Perth. I think we've had a few too many life changes last year and buying a house is a big decision so we are going to rent for 6 months to get a feel for what area is 'us'. With our budget I'm sure we won't get much of a choice, but Perth is really suburban. Like really suburban. We are finding it a bit hard to get our heads around it, so we are looking at some suburbs in Perth that feel like Sydney. Ha! And here I was thinking I wouldn't miss Sydney at all. Some habits are head to break it seems.

Will the 3 of us be gypsies for ever? Probably.

I'm in love with this place although it doesn't have much of a garden, but there is a huge park down the end of the street. And its less rent for what we paid for our two bedder in Sydney.