Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Now this is our bathroom.
And finally our bedroom.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Doog, as usual, was doing his best to get in on the action or just plain get in the way!
Eeerrr... as you can see, our worldly goods don't amount to much anymore. Mostly books that we'll probably never read again and photos that we won't want to look at in Canada for fear of blubbing uncontrolably.
Neil getting stuck to some tape.
Doog in a fetching bubble-wrap jacket.
Doog steals some tape.........
and won't give it back!
When we couldn't take any more we took a stroll across the green down to the pub. "The Ship Inn" is one of four pubs in the village of Upnor. Not bad for a pretty tiny little villiage! The ship is on the river front and does the best food out of the four.
This is me sitting on the wall opposite "The Ship". In the background is the river Medway and in the distance the other shore is St Mary's Island where we lived up until we decided to sell everything we own and move in with my mum until we move accross the planet (why are we doing that again??) Our old house is the white blob on the right. We can see it from my Mum's house but up until now haven't really missed the place. We kind of miss it now though, it was a nice place to be in the summer.
The arrow helpfully points to the bad knee, I guess it's so that I didn't accidently get a Kidney transplant.
What a beautiful gown!
This lady took some of my blood. I think she thought I was a little weird for asking Neil to photograph it.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Well I thought I would add a few quick photos on here so you can view all the sequence instead off scrolling down the never ending blog!
Just a quick update.
7 weeks and 6 Days to go ;)
Letter of resignation is DONE and ready to be handed in.
Bank accounts all set up in Canada.
Packing all boxes for shipment today.
dog all ready to go, Cage all set up, rabies done, passport done.
House almonst complete, sort of......
Level of nervousness is hitting 7 on the Nervousness scale and this scale only goes to 10!
Sophies Knee healing well. :)
Sooooooooooooooooo we will keep updating more often now as things start to happen.....
Dont forget there is a photo gallery which will also be updated with more photos.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I have put some house interiour pics on here so you guys can see... I hope its not to boring for you all.
These two pics are looking at the staircase from the living room.
Monday, June 05, 2006
My cousin Simon married his lovely girlfriend Anne in Traben-Trabach in the Mosel Valley in Germany on the 20th May. I went over for the weekend to join in the festivities with my Mum and Dad, my brother Dan and his girlfriend Mary-Jo. Neil, unforgivabley stood me up at the last minute due to work commitments(!?). He really missed a good weekend and he knows it! It was a beautiful place, a very quaint German town set astride the Mosel river and surrounded by vineyards. We did our best to sample the local wine and managed to taste quite a few varieties in the short time we were there! Due to my current knee problem I was struggling around on crutches which proved to be pretty difficult when wearing heals, trying to look elegant and trying to cope with rather steep, cobbled streets. It was a very mixed gathering, Anne is German and so most of her family were from Germany, my cousin Ben, Simons brother, lives in Luxembourg and he and his Portuguese wife traveled over by car. My Aunt and Uncle and other cousins and of course our little group all flew over from England, there was a lady from Canada and Anne's mother and step father who flew in from Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was carried out half in German and half in English as were most of the speeches! Just after the ceremony a large loaf of bread shaped like a figure of 8 was placed over the heads of the bride and groom (one head in each hole!) and they had to eat their way through the middle and then kiss eachother...Bizarre but really quite an entertaining addition to any wedding I'd say! Anyway here are a selection of piccies from the weekend, I'll try to post some more on the gallery when I get a chance......
Mr and Mrs Lyon(x3) and families
Rainbow over Traben-Trabach
Simon and Anne getting married.......Actually I think they were already married by this point.
Bride and Groom during the giant pretzel-eating competition!
Me and my Pa.
My mummy and those wretched cobbles!