Sunday, February 1, 2009


Hi All,

Appologies for not letting all know we finally got here, we only just got our Internet up and going.
Well we've kind've settled in, the house is great, the locals are extremely friendly. We're living in a town called Medowie which is an outer suburb of Newcastle, it's pretty much country and a country community, it's fantastic.
Was a bit of a shock to the system on the first day here, we had no mobile phone coverage, our land line didn't work and I could only pick up abc and channel 7 (prime) on the TV. The TV came good 3 days later, we still had no land line for approx. 5 days, and we had to change to another mobile phone provider. So all is well now.
There is school approx. 5 minute walk from the house with a rep. of being the best in the state, which is great news for Lachie.
Speaking of Lachie, he now has his first girlfriend and had his first kiss on Australia Day (my son is growing up sniff, sniff). Tina's best friend daughter Paige is about 3-6months older than Lachie. He has settled as well as be expected, everything is still new of course.

Tina, she is going well, still suffering morning sickness. She has settled in really well, back with her closest friends.....a little mother's club happening. It's great.

As for me, well it's great to be close to my family again, it has been 9 years since I've been near them. It's nice to know that I can just go down to Sydney and back within a day and catch with my family, especially my 94 yr old Grandfather. As for work, well that's pretty exciting for me, a different Aircraft (F/A 18 Hornet), and a different culture up here.

We haven't joined another band as of yet, we've been pretty busy unpacking, catching up with friends and basically just settling in. But we'll probably join City of Newcastle Pipes RSL & Drums, reckon we'll drop in over the next 2 weeks.

Anyway, we're all here safe and sound, and happy. We wish you all the best and good luck at Mt Barker. Also, please pass on our best wishes to Marshall, we wish him a speedy recovery. Our prayers and thoughts are with him.


Andy, Tina and Lachie (chick magnet)

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