Long Easter weekend 2013

Finally a long weekend with no plans or appointments. Although we are in Australia for 3 years now, and we are adapting the aussie lifestyle, we are still not infected with the easter show fever (yet?). Honestly, we do not understand all the fuss about the show bags. Maybe we missed it in our childhood….

Changes

No time to relax with the Kemna Family. It has been a while since our last post, and a lot happend since. Everything is going fine and this week we are experiencing the hot Syndey summer, including the hottest night in many many years. The temperature did not drop under 30 degrees. The newspaper of…

OMG!

After months of waiting for that visa, in January, we sent off our stuff down under… Today, a container with our household has arrived in Sydney, just 2 weeks before we do. Next week, our cats will be sent off and arrive in Sydney before we do. Last week, my parents were in Sydney, before…

Farewell Tour

Although we both still have our daily jobs to go to, we’re sort of having our own farewell tour. A few weeks back here in Holland it was ‘Carnaval’, which, for grownups, generally means dressing up and be drunk for 4 days. However, for kids it’s just the dressing up. So, for Zoë, we had…

Moving Phase Two

So, last week we moved to my parents’ house and all our own stuff was sent of in a sea container to be shipped to Australia. Today, our container was loaded on the cargo ship that will arrive in Sydney around the 8th of March. So, come to think of it, our stuff will be…

Booked!

After months of preparation, we actually booked our (one way) tickets to Australia. It doesn’t seem important, but it means that we actually have a date now. There is a huge difference between knowing that you’re going sometime, and actually having a date and a time. Actually, we have a few dates now: the days the…

Taking The Next Step…

Some of you may know we’ve been busy getting a skilled independent visa for Australia. Yeah, we’re dead serious about moving there permanently 🙂 I’ve also updated the site’s logo with a view from the Brisbane South Bank to emphasize this. Last year, I’ve been working very hard to get my RPL (Recognition of Prior…