Friday, September 28, 2007

Back to school

Yoghurt Face

After much consideration, Anna and I have decided to place Caitlin & James at the daycare centre just around the corner from us - however, as they can only take them both from mid-October, they have both been to another centre in Ultimo this week; which Fairfax operates for its employees. As a result, Anna started her job hunt on Wednesday & Thursday, between dropping them off and picking them up again. Caitlin seemed pretty happy to be “back at school”, but James was understandably a little more uncertain about being left with relative strangers.

As Caitlin seems to have a strange fascination with all things “ballerina”, we were interested to hear that there is a pre-school class over in Rozelle that runs on Saturdays. So, we're thinking of taking her along in the near future, so that she can have a go - I'll leave it up to you to decide whether she needs any improvement beyond this performance of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.


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Friday, September 21, 2007


Paper Pig

On the childcare front, it seems like we'll be able to get both Caitlin and James in for a couple of days to start with, which will allow Anna to do some job searching and applying. We'll then see what additional days we need, depending on what role Anna finds, but hopefully this will all work out well.

On Thursday evening we made one of our, relatively, rare trips out without the kids; this time to attend Anna's graduation ceremony at CATC. As well as the formal presentation, we also got the chance to take a look around the college at many of the graduating students work; including a number of pieces created by Anna.

Then, following a few nibbles, “HG Nelson” from Roy and HG was the guest speaker along with Dare Jennings, the founder of Mambo. After the entertainment, we headed down the road for a nice meal at Sailors Thai - all in all, a very enjoyable evening.


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Friday, September 14, 2007

Print Portfolio

Balmain East

Although we have already received Anna's diploma certificate, and an invitation to her graduation ceremony, the one remaining task to be completed before she can start looking for a (ideally, part-time) job is to put together her “portfolio”. So, much of her spare time has been spent trying to put together the print version, and later have an online version - this has involved obtaining in situ pictures of her design work for inclusion.

As the job market is pretty good in Sydney at the moment, I'm pretty confident that Anna should be able to find something which, of course, means that we'll also have to run the gauntlet of trying to organise childcare places for both Caitlin & James. The current situation seems to be that finding a place for Caitlin shouldn't be too hard, but finding a place for James will probably be more challenging.


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Friday, September 07, 2007

Early bedtime

Parkview Farm

Having all made it back safely last week, this week was focussed on trying to adjust back to Sydney time.

Of course, having everyone else in bed early has meant that I've have chance to upload many of the various pictures and videos of their time in the UK after I left for Sydney.


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