Uh -oh. I think Facebook will nearly be the death of planetranger for me!
I have been a bit lazy lately and havent put any picture of anything on the net. But everyone else is into it on facebook which is awesome!!!
Am going to work today. Am supposed to be having a day off but am working a 1pm - 7pm shift. Only six hours which will hopefully feel like a walk in the park after the 12 hour shifts we usually do!!
Then am going to Flo's for chinese and wine tonight. And probably a bit of daggy dancing.
Rob has gone to do the 3 Peak challenge today. He left this morning. I have been awake on and off since 6 when he got up to get ready. Then we had construction work around the house so I went to the gym for a class.
It's Dad's birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!
Rang them earlier - Ben and Mel and gang were there plus Nat and James' crew coz they had gone to Melbs.
Love Ab. xoxox
ps - Do we think it's the end of planetranger or what???.....
Did a 3pm till 3am shift last night. one down, two more to go. Am going back for more this arvo and tomro - see how it goes.
Before work yesterday, Rob and I rode out to Chatsworth. It wasnt a very far/long ride, but quite hilly! That was a bit of fun before work.
No other news really. Lauren has gone to Italy, to stay with a friend in Rome!
Rob and I have booked a holiday in Menorca, which is a nicer island than Majorca apparently. We are going 1st October. The weekend before that is AFL grand final apparently so we might be stayin at Paul and Bernie's before it to have a crazy 5am grand final party.
Hope all is good in Oz - Love Ab. xoxoxo
I think facebook might be taking over the world!! The only thing about it is though, if you wanna see someone's pictures you have to log into it yourself - clever really!!
There are quite a few photos on there recently from me and Cousin Lauren.
Gotta go again. xo
Lauren came to stay but today she has to go home.
Not much other news here really. Have to go to night duty tonight. xoxoxo
Hi guys. Have got another 6 month contract in a&e so that's good. means I dont have to look for another job too.
Got up early with Rob this morning and went to gym which was good. Then we drove into Sheffield together - Rob to work and me to have a look at a sports shop near Rob's work. Saw some pretty cool shoes - there was only 1 pair that I actually liked enough to buy (not that I got em yet). I feel like there is seriously a gap in the market for active wear for women who like to wear clothes that - dont show your tummy, - breathe and dont show the sweat (or at least try), - have low waist line (cos it's ok if you are 50 to wear things up around your boobs but not if you're 25!) etc. Also, I found the shoes I was looking at really boring. The coolest Merrel trainers have a limish green stripe on them. Nothing else. The others were grey and brown and poo looking.
But, all that being said they are mostly for walking and in this weather you need poo color shoes cos that's the colour of the mud and ground at the minute.
Flash floods are expected in another part of the country today. Hopefully doesnt happen around here like last month. There are still people living in caravans and stuff in Hull and Sheffield.
Best be off to the dentist now!!
Have something really cool to look forward to - Me and Lauren might be heading off to Rome in 2 weeks for a few days to stay with one of her friends. Sounds bloody brilliant to me!!
Love and miss everyone
Cousin Lauren came to stay! Loz arrived after a very longwinded journey on Saturday arvo. So we went out for tea at a lovely Thai restaurant that we found on the way into town. And then we met up with Maz and a few of Maz's friends who were out for a big night in town.
Me and Loz then went to Crowborough on Wednesday morning and yesterday we went out to Brighton for a spot of shopping. Little does the weather know that it is actually Summer because it is either raining or gonna rain... ;(
Paul and Bern and Connor and Ryan are all good. Both boys did really well with their grades at school this year.
Rob's grandfather Papa is very sick in hospital. It is thought that he may have cancer that is causing symptoms like stroke - he cannot move one side of his body and cant talk/eat. We are going to visit him tonight.
Just finished night duty. Am goin to bed now. Lauren is coming up here today!!!! She arrives at 3 today. Better tidy up a bit. Liz and Rob are away for weekend so we might have a party or somethin. Nah, I think we will do some hard core chatting and have a few quite drinks or what-not
Love to all. Missing Oz but Dan tells me it's terrible weather. Same here so ??? why no summer yet???? nobody knows. xoxo
Hullo. Still dry up on the second floor of number 7 Archdale Close.
Clarissa visited on the weekend which was very lovely indeed. We went and saw Shrek 3 after a little nanna nap (as we had mysterious "viruses" after our Friday night)... Great to catch up with her.
Rain is expected tomro and the next day which will be interesting to say the least. If you wanna see how famous Rob is now - he has his name on the Derbyshire times as they are using one of his photos that he took of the floods outside our street actually...
I knew he was more than a pretty face!!! ;)
Work still ok - have to wait for my Leave to Remain in the UK to come through before i can get any word on if I have a permanent/even a 6 month contract or not!!
I am concerned that facebook is taking over all websites. I would be really sad if no-one looked at planetranger any more. Although, I still look up other people so I guess it wont be too bad.
Lauren comes to Uk on sunday woo hoo! I dont have any shifts for work yet for next week. Apparently Im doing the same hours though... Will wait and see
Love and miss everyone. xoxoxo
The sun is out this morning... But more rain on the way. Am starting to whinge again!! Oh no!
Apparently every Summer they always have Monsoon weather and then they have really nice clear skies... I feel a bit crap coz it's like it's winter again with dark skies and rain etc. So I cant wait for this "heat wave" that should be expected after all this rain.
In other news I now have a visa (have I said that on here already?) I think it's playing with my mind because I am all confused about it really. On one hand thank god the Home Office had the sense to aprrove me to stay in the country. But on the other hand now I have to apply for leave to remain and pay some more money and wait for my passport to come back to me and then I can stay.
As Rob said it doesnt mean I have to anyway. Phew. Coz I have to have choices hey? Otherwise I might go something something...
This weekend Clarissa is coming to stay Saturday night - do do do do do do do do! Friday is Liz's birthday. Im doing an agency Recovery shift that day from 830 till 2 in the arvo and then there is a bbq here Friday night for Liz's birthday which should be good. Not sure who is coming yet. Hope it doesnt rain.
Am waiting to be put on the roster for work after next week - so many things are happening at work that I just feel arent being finished/done properly. Like my job/contract isnt really real at the moment I dont think. I feel like Im a halfway man.
In other news, Cousin Lauren is coming to England next month which will be great. And I think she is gonna come stay here.
Love Ab. xoxox
HI . am on nights tomoro... not good but only one night i keep telling myself. missing everyone. xoxoxo
Heeeellllooo. Hope all well. Am on day off. Sposed to be organising all my crap that is all over the office.
Took a photo of our beautiful print of The Birth of Venus, that Danni got all the way over in Italy for me. We got it framed locally, and Rob was sooo happy with the framing (he is into that kind of stuff). Actually, Rob's uncle Mike is a London Framer, who's company frames artwork for the queen or something. I wonder if he would have done the same kind of thing?
Mmmm.... Might go and have a nanna nap. Bit of a kip. xoxoxo
Just about to go to a 12 hour day shift.... Wish me luck!
Had a great day yesterday. When we decided we werent gonna drive around the country we totally relaxed and did our own thing. Good thing was it was forecast to rain and didnt and was actually sunny so we mucked around outside.
All is going on same - Im still bits of homesick. These next 2 weekends Im looking forward to because I have them off.
Love aB. xoxo
Rob and I were gonna go to Bristol today. Originally for me to go to a study day/course thingy on A Special Interest in Paediatric Resuscitation (I have a special interest = mainly that Ill know what to do for the poor little bugger if Im involved!!!). Rob and I were going together because his cousin Sarah and Mike have just had twins!! Ella and Alice are their names. So we thought we might visit them all as well.
But when I woke up this morning and was supposed to jump out of bed and get in the shower I thought to myself - I dont really want to go today. It is just too much. we have been running around like lunatics for ages. Talking about it last night Rob and I have been actually missing each other for the whole 12 months we have been together. Or, if we are together we are always trying to do everything. So I canned it. And Rob and I slept for a bit longer (the alarm went off at 450am).
In other news I have 2 12 hour day shifts this weekend, which will be interesting... Better than nights though I think!
Work rang me yesterday and decided it would be funny to let me know that I apparently owed them 105 hours work. As in I would either have to work 105 hours without getting paid or have it taken out of my pay in the next coming months. I was devastated to say the least but then actually = they had calculated it wrong. Not a surprise really, not a nice thing really. My heart was in my throat and I still dont feel like they actually know what they are doing. Doesnt allow for much faith in them really does it? Leanne agrees with me when she said maybe they should work it out with me before actually ringing me at home.
Bobbo has started taking the train to work which means woo hoo! I have a car (Steve is his name) to drive around in. It's so good to have that freedom.
Love to all.
What a whirlwind these few weeks have been!! Quick catch up
- we got to England and on way home visited Rob's Papa who is good but has just had a mild stroke.
- Rob left that Wed to go back to Wiltshire to work at Dyson with a view of quitting his contract and coming to work up here.
- I started back at work and people remembered me and am starting to feel more accepted as part of the team now (even though I have my reservations and prob always will)
- Rob got word that he could work back at KPMD in Sheffield for a while and luckily they could cancel his contract as of last thursday.
- The boys left midnight Thurs to get to Germany for the Nurburgring race track to be mad-whooas for the weekend and camp there and drive on an actual race track
- I got a lift to london with the boys on Thurs night and stayed at Ed's. The next day it took me 2.5 hours to get to Paddington station because I got lost and didnt have a proper map (all my fault).
- Had a great day of bike riding on Sat but Leanne and I decided we were too knackered to ride again on Sunday. And I was really concerned I wouldnt get home in time for night duty Monday Night (tonight = woo hoo!)
- Called Leanne today and she is actually proper unwell. Fevers and all. Luckily she is lookin after herself in London and taking it easy. She has promised me she will call someone if she needs help (her housemates are away for the week).
- Now I have 2 night duties and a busy week again. Did some restorative yoga just before, and am really feeling the benefits of it.
- I miss everyone like crazy!! Nat and James have just had their hole dug for their new pool! Am so excited for them and happy for them!!!
- Mum's back is on the mend thank goodness... Hopefully so is Dad's.
- Bridget went to Qld for a work incentive and had a good time.
- Dan went on hols to Qld and had a great time with Shaun and his Mum.
- Sharee is still tryin to get to NZ. Kirst is same. Have to get her another cd actually...
- Ben and Mel are having Mum over this week and they are good. Those kids are good.
- Sebbie broke his collarbone, but still ran in the cross-country. He wasnt going to run in it but the teacher said she looked around and he had already gone!!!
- Caz and Steph got back from Thailand "Sawadeka!"- they loved it!
- Marsh is still good. Tryin to sort out his knee probs.
Gotta go. xoxoxoxoxxoxoxo
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Hello. Am just getting final things together for the long weekend. There is a public holiday Monday so most of us are trying to get somewhere good for the weekend. Rob is going to Germany to drive around in his car with his mates. I am going to Devon to ride my bike with Leanne and her mates. Although riding will be physical, I would much prefer what Im doing to be honest.
We leave tonight at midnight so that the boys can drop me off in London (think Im stayin at Ed's) and then they can make it for the 6am ferry across to Europe tomro morning. So they will be up all night. Then Im leaving London with the girls at about 6pm tomro so will see how it all goes.
Still have a chest cold which is bugging me a bit - getting annoying now but at least I can still do stuff.
Love to everyone. Am a bit homesick but you get that. And Im sure a weekend with Leanne and some cool people doing some different stuff will help.
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Still have my Aussie accent and clinging to it!!! (Got in a bit of "strife" when I got back to Oz and couldnt help but speak with a derbyshire twang) - Not really!
Cant help it anyway, just happens.
Am so excited about this trip Im going on with Leanne and her mate Lauren and crew. We are cycling about 30 miles per day (uh oh! me and Leanne are trying to think of ways out of it - joining our bikes to trucks/cars/prams/anything)...
It's not this weekend but the next.
Rob is going to Germany that weekend with a bunch of his mates to drive around a race track really fast in their cars. So funny to think of (and a bit scary) but they are all driving there and back and catching ferry's and Im sure there will be a bit of night-time foolishness that goes along with the Y chromosome and testosterone and cars etc.
Im on nights sat and sunday which is actually a good thing I have decided because I cant afford to do anything else anyway (a rest would have been nicer but I've just had nearly 3 weeks off!!!).
read your hotmail!! I wrote to you spunky mother, so write back when you can! Let me know how myob is goin. I reckon you should speak to the boss of it, not your teacher coz she sounds like she wouldnt know how to help. But especially if Jackie did it over months, not weeks!! Otherwise you will get too frustrated with it.
How is the laptop anyway? I know it was immediately better since you figured out it was coz it was on standby but how is everything else? Rob said he did a bit of tweaking, good guy isnt he?? ;)
Dan and Brij, hope Queensland is nice to you!! And hope you guys live it up while you are there! You both deserve some really nice time off.
Love ab. xoxo
Back in Uk. All Ok. HAve more pictures to upload but there are a few funny ones up already - look out for terhi with her cat salmiakki - who we renamed Mrs Miagi!!!
Love to all.
Jess, thanks for your messages, will be emailing you soon. Hope Gary goes well at the Alfred - it's a great hospital.
Location: Hong Kong
After 9 hours of little or no sleep Rob and I are at Hong Kong Airport waiting to board our second bit of the flight back to Blighty. I think I am over it emotionally - poor Mum and Rob had to put up with a psycho trip to the tulla airport - they changed the route there!!! ;)
Then Dan frantically had to finish a very busy shift at the kids and catch a taxi just to see us off - much appreciated btw.
I start work on Wed, so does Rob. We need to do come catching up financially so that we can afford to keep coming over and having a great time with both our families.
Photos to follow of the wedding of the year... Everyone really enjoyed themselves which is great!!
Love Ab. xoxoxoxo
I think I am suffering from jetlagussitis. it's when you are wide awake at four in the morning and nothing is helping you to get some sleep...
But we finally arrived in yarra in the wee hours of thursday morning (as in we left melbs at 11pm and slept at Seymour service station for a few hours and then drove the rest of the way home). Talk about power naps!!! ;)
Then I spent most of yesterday at Rochelle's salon getting a new look - a funky version of the posh bob. And it's dark brown. I love it. Rob still not sure but he will get used to it.
Then Caz and Stef arrived from Melbs yesterday midday and last night Phil and Debbie came over with Kioma for a chat. Eveyne very excited and looking forward to the wedding.
Rob didnt go to hosipital yay!! But he did get boozed up with our mate Jaiden (me and Terhi were very sensible and intelligent and decided to stop drinking when we were drunk) - so now Rob is suffering with hayfever and a chest cold! The lucky thing. So i've been druggin him up at every opportunity and they are helping with some of the symptoms, as in runny eyes, runny nose, crappy cough, tired lethargic.. Even after feeling like crap he puts a smile on his face anyway.. Oh, how cute.
Might go and lay down and try to sleep. Am a bit overexcited about everything and finding it hard to sleep when everyone else is asleep.
Love to everyone in Engs. xoxo