Project33, The week so far

30 06 2011

Crazy. Its all crazy. Work is crazy, house hunting is crazy, its all crazy. Even the photo for today is crazy. Crazy crazy crazy.

Veg

See, I told you. Crazy. What is it, who did it, why? No idea who did it, probably local students. Where? Woolworths Sandy Bay. What is it? I’ll leave that to your imagination.

As for the rest of the craziness…… well, its crazy.

House. Crazy stuff there too. After missing out on the first place, we engaged a housing broker to help us out. Rob. So far its been extremely positive. He shortlisted a mountain of properties down to 12 for us, we’ve seen a few before, a few new ones and maybe THE ONE. Just an old cottage, 1850’s or so. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, bells and whistles. We’ve instructed him to proceed on preparing and offer on our behalf so we shall see what comes of it. Having the broker really makes things less stressful and helps remove some of the emotional games that real estate agents like to play. He knows the game, knows the rules and knows what he’s doing. I guess its now a wait and see. Obviously we don’t want to pay silly money or even over the valuation, but he’s aiming to save us quite a bit. Fingers crossed.

So. Life. Busy. Crazy. Entertaining. Carrots and Avocado’s.

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The week in Review

5 06 2011

Firstly apologies for lack of posting. Its been a hectic emotionally draining week. I’ve got some pics, but by no means one per day. Sorry. Life got in the way.

Whats been doing? Well, we put an offer in on a house. We loved the house, but it seems we missed out on it by a matter of maybe even minutes. Our offer was in, waiting on the owner of the house to drop down into Hobart to sign it. Unfortunately he had a “sheep” emergency on his farm and didn’t make it into town. More unfortunate than that, while waiting for him to sign, an interstate person put a much higher offer in, so obviously we missed out. Can’t blame the owners at all, they obviously went for the higher offer. Still, so close. The hunt continues.

What else has been doing? I had a couple of days out the office touring the state.

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A 6am start leaving Hobart heading up to Campbell Town and East over to St Helens. Absolutely stunning drive through the morning fog and frost. Stunningly beautiful.

Frosty Morning
Sky, Rock, Sand, Water

Bridport has an old pier, only the poles remain. This is a 30sec exposure, so we (I keep talking about we, I’m referring to myself and Mark, a work colleague) went out picky taking.

Bridport Pier

Mark just purchased a new camera, so it was a good chance to get out into this beautiful state and take some pics. i’ve now got camera envy. Still, the camera I currently have is more than good enough, I need to spend money on houses and stuff instead of cameras. No, really. Maybe. Aaargh, the 7D is so tempting. *must restraint myself*

Rock Valley

So, after spending all week running around organising stuff to buy a house, getting Mum & Dad to go massively out their way to get stuff organised, spending days in limbo stressed, all in and around being out of contact in rural tassie. Crazy week.

Still, had a big night on Friday with friends coming round for drinks and games. And we began house hunting again today.

This week? Another 3 day work trip up to the North West coast this time. Exciting.





2010, a year in review

4 01 2011

2010 might possibly have been the most unusual year I could have imagined. From living on different continents, travelling through many countries, working, not working, we’ve done it all.

We started 2010 in Sydney, but living in Korea.

We then flew to China to continue our vactations.

Back to Korea for a few weeks, finishing everything up, packing, shipping stuff around the world and saying goodbyes. Sad time.

Leaving Korea for the last time, our adventure awaited.


visited 23 states (10.2%)
Create your own visited map of The World

Thats a list of the counties visited from leaving Korea to returning to Australia. We worked ourselves continually west, mostly overland, but with a few flights as required by time or distance.

I’ll try to pull together a better map with arrows, but basically we did :

Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, USA and at long last, Australia.

A good start on the world.

Returning to Aus, we lived and worked in Sydney for a few months while the parents were off exploring the country, but ultimatly have ended up in the land of the

Thats right, Tasmania. Hobart specifically.

We had visited a few times, visiting our good friends at

We liked it and decided to make a go of living here. The cool weather and clean everything helped.

Of course, we didn’t have jobs lined up when we arrived. We had both put a few applications in but its hard to apply and be taken seriously from out of state. But, after being here a few weeks, some interviews happened and I landed a great job at the State Library of Tasmania in the Systems Development and Support department.

Since then, we visited Sydney for xmas 2010, returned back to Tas in time for the Taste Festival and New Years Eve, and now its 2011.

I worked it out, and I think I was working for only about 10 weeks of 2010. Some of that was intentional, some unwanted, some optimistic. However, the travel was AMAZING. So many amazing things, places, people, foods and experiences. Hard to beat. Its so sad that so many people talk about doing something but never take the plunge and do it. 3.5 years in Korea and I don’t regret any of it.





So much happening, long overdue, oops, sorry

21 07 2010

Its been so long. I’ve done so much. I’ve been so many places, seen so much, experienced oodles and had no time, internet connection or motivation to update my blog. Not good.

Put simply, last post was 17th April, its now 21st July. Thats quite a few months in which I’ve been very very busy. April was France, specifically a town called Morgat just next door to Mont St Michel. Since then, we drove across france to drop out car at Orly airport in Paris, spent a few days in Paris, 10 days in the UK staying with my Aunt and Uncle (thank you sooooo much) and more.

We booked an intrepid tour through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala covering most of June, travelled to Mexico city via Dublin and Madrid (Airport only for 7 hours) and spent 32 days seeing the best of Central America.

Arriving back in Australia on the 6th of July looking forward to a few days getting organized and reacquainted with the world, we ended up getting work starting on the 8th. Fantastic but very unexpectedly fast.

Fun fun fun.

Still, Can’t complain. Now all I need is a new computer (many $$$) and a pile of time to sort through, process and post some of the amazing pics I’ve got sitting on my hard disk.