Big Day Out!

We attempted to catch the train into the city for our BDO.

A 37 minute wait and a weekly pay later...
we got back in the car and drove.

A 20 minute drive and a free park...why wouldn't you?

We walked through Southbank and were in shock to see the massive poster of J still in the piazza!

It has to be 4+ years old now!

Off to the museum...
What a bore!

This photo is to show I am beating my fear of birds...go me!
Who cares that they are stuffed and in a glass cabinet!

Then for some real fun we headed to the science centre.

And this is a first, the boy....



We had our first swimming lesson yesterday.

Aidan loves to splash A LOT so he should be fine right?


Before the class started in was in shallow water with J having a ball.

Class starts and so to do the tears.

When it was time for the kick boards he cheered up and he was clinging on tight and did not want to let go!

He can only get better right??

Next weeks goal = no tears.

The classes are at Runcorn pool which is only a few years old. Its a small pool but the complex is nice. The pool where the lessons are is totally undercover which is great.


A Cat 5 type of send off...

Oh thats right...I have a blog.
Between cyclones and moving its hard to keep up!

The cyclone seems like a lifetime ago now but I must blog about it as it was the last bit of excitement in our Townsville adventure.

We secured the house (and of course the garden! oh and the animals to, they had to stay at home) and got the hell out of there!

Thanks to Michelle and Mark (Emma's Mum & Dad FYI!) who took us in.

I can't remember when I took these two pictures and they dont really show too much.

To be honest I was in a bit of shock and hardly took any!

On the drive home and when we did a little sight seeing (tsk tsk) I didn't even get the camera out.

The house, animals and garden were fine.
We did go without power for a few days....boy we take that for granted!!

This is one experience I never want to go through again.

I must say it was a little exciting (for lack of a better word) going through this with Michelle who is a BOM fanatic and was 36 weeks pregnant at the time!!

And on that note we say good bye Townsville!