Assimilating is fun!
This week is the first week of the school holidays and really the last two weeks have been BIG around here.
First we got accepted for a new home! That was exciting.
This week we received the permanent visas: that was THRILLING!
Mr O Jnr 2 has been out and about during the week visiting friends. Miss O 1 has been out at least twice (I gather she had a GREAT day out today) with her friends. Mr O Jnr 1 is off to a party tonight and Mr O has gone……………… WAIT FOR IT………………. to an Australian Rules Football game! OMG! Will he survive this defection from soccer! Temporary I am sure!
So social networks are building. This is great to see. Moving countries is tough. Moving to such a radically different culture is even tougher. It is great to see everyone just simply getting on with life! Assimilating into a new culture is fun, by all accounts from my family!
Miss O 2 is the only one who hasn’t been out and about so far this holidays, but I am sure she will.
Mrs O? Yes, well, I’ve hardly been home at all with end of financial year. Thank goodness for Miss O 1 who did a superb job of feeding the starving monsters during the week!
Spreaking of feeding and the end of financial year, I had a swoop on the end of financial year appliance sales and bought a rice cooker (finally) and a slow cooker! I got $50 off the slow cooker, so I was very impressed. The rice cooker is a dream! So I may be posting some more cooking endeavours soon. Piglet in Portugal posted a recipe I’m seriously considering adapting for the slow cooker!
My only social activity this week has been a trip to the dentist this morning before the pain knocked me out. I don’t usually mind the dentist, but as I type this 12 hours later, I am still in pain from the extensive work.
Tomorrow Mr O and I are going out dancing to celebrate the visa grant. We’d LOVE to have a night away in a hotel, but the budget won’t allow it at the moment. That will have to wait.
Mr O goes back to school later this month, so he will be busier than ever! I will say one thing: since the visa has been granted he has been sleeping much better.