Monday, 10th March, 2008
Greetings everyone from Brisbane, Australia.
We flew over yesterday from Auckland - a 3.5 hour flight - and we took off at 2.50 only to land here at 3.15 p.m. Consequently, by last night we were jiggered!
Jane met us at the airport and brought us back here to Ashgrove. What a lovely house they have. And they made us so welcome. We had a barbecue last night, and Aaron's mum, sister and niece came along, and, knowing Aaron, the food was superb. We had to retire to bed by about 9.00 p.m., and slept like logs until about 7.00 this morning. We were just shattered! Aaron has gone off to work now and Jane has just taken the children off to school. Then she is going to show us some of the sights around Brisbane and we might even get a little retail therapy in there as well. It's quite humid here and overcast, but not too hot fortunately.
We were regaled last night with all the insects, birds and animals that we might encounter here. I'm jumping at the least thing now, checking my shoes before I put them on, etc. Richard missed all that, so he's not bothered. Progress report on Richard's hair by the way - coming along nicely. He might have to have the top shaved again shortly - he looks like the baby from Peanuts at the moment. Ah, cruel world!
Speak to you all soon
Christine and Richard