Thursday, 25 October 2007

October round-up: parents, rugby, job changes

Here we are only days from the end of the month, racing towards the year's end and hardly a moment to blog!

As mentioned in the last blog entry, my parents arrived in England from sunny Australia late in September. They have been busy, using us as a base for the first part of the holiday; they visited Paris with my brother, then Lincolnshire, where one of Mum's many sisters lives. We have taken them to Standen, Hever Castle, (the home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I) and more local sites.

The Rugby World Cup was also on during this time, and we all enjoyed watching the games, that is until Australia got knocked out, followed by New Zealand. John was gleeful about England being in the final, but South Africa proved the stronger one is saying ANYTHING!

Now my parents are in the last week of a three week stay in Northern Ireland, where they are in a holiday house owned by another of Mum's sisters. It seems that droves of family have been to see them there, but they have enjoyed it.
Other very major news is that John has decided to throw his cards back in with the Foreign Office and will rejoin them in December after 5 years on unpaid leave while working in both Hong Kong and here in the south east of England. Watch this space for updates on what he will be doing and more importantly WHERE he will be......................................
In the meantime I am learning all about orchids (among other things), and will attend a course on caring for them next month. In time too, as recently when I asked a customer 'Can I help you?' She replied 'No, you can't, I probably know a lot more about them than you do' !!!
True, but a little harsh, I think.

Other than that, the girls and Adam are well; Hannah is Form Representative, Emily is playing golf and they are both helping a lot more around the house now that their mother is working. Finally!

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