Long time...no hear!

May & June 2007

We have been rather busy & our computer has decided to pass away, so it has been a rather long time since we have updated you on what we have been doing etc.


I started fulltime 6 weeks ago & have really enjoyed having my own class. It is great to go to work now & I am glad to be back in the classroom properly. We have 5 weeks to go until school finishes for the summer & we are counting down the days, especially Jon who is finding this job not the most fulfilling, but has definitely been a learning curve.


We haven’t been a lot lately, although Jon has joined the worship team & is enjoying playing another guy’s brand new Strat. Each time we do get there, we are challenged & stimulated, which is great.


We are really enjoying the company of our flatmates & have some great times together. It was Matt’s 30th birthday last weekend, so we had a great party & we all chipped in to buy him a Wii, so we have been having fun playing with that. Our backyard is looking fantastic & we feel our home is a great place to chill out & unwind.


With the cricket wickets in the backyard I have been practising & I had my first game a couple of weeks ago. I did alright with 34 not out (with 6 fours) and a catch & run-out. I had another game today, but didn’t get a bat. I train every Tuesday, and play mostly on Sunday, Jon plays often on a Saturday. He has played well too, with his highest score at this stage being 11. We are also playing touch every Wednesday & I am back running, so it feels like we are back on top of our game fitness-wise.


2 weeks ago we had a week off for mid-term, so we travelled down to Cornwall & stayed in our relatives bach in a place called Praa Sands, (picture below) which is near Penzance. It was great to get out of the city & walk along the beach. We visited the Eden Project, Lands End (southern most point of England), Cape Cornwall (western most point) and Newquay. We went with our flatmates & another couple. It was a great long weekend & lovely countryside.


Well we fly out to Kiev on 24th July & have about a month to have a holiday & sort out accommodation etc before we start work on 29th August.

We plan on buying a house there as soon as we can which we aim to renovate during the year. We see this as a trial project & investment and may keep doing this if it works out well. Jon has started learning the language & is doing really well. We are looking forward to our time there, and excited about the next step in our adventures.

PS. We have found this new phone service called JustVOIP which we are now using instead of SKYPE. It gives you free calls to landlines in NZ, UK & heaps of other places.

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