|At Dad's for dinner with Yuko and Yuji|
I should mention that we also had our dear friends Yuko San and Nashville San visit us, literally two days before we flew out to Malaysia, at the end of June. Really, it was hardly enough time, but unfortunately, we had all booked our tickets way in advance, getting us cheap flights that neither of us was able to change. We definitely made the best of those two days however, and crammed in as much as we could. After picking them up from the airport, we
|Got to have pizza in Carlton!|
|Our humble abode|
|James (my nephew) sleeps over|
Amongst all of this, I also resigned from my job only days before we moved into our place. Essentially, it's something that I needed to do, in order to be true to myself, my values and what I feel I am worth. Everything happens for a reason and so now I am again on the hunt for a new job.
|Carn' the Pies...Fuzz and Gazza in the centre|
|Ombi with Mali (L) and sister Teah|
|With Rozzie and Ida|
|With our family at our housewarming|
|Rita, Harry (her father in law) and moi!|
Wow, it has taken me a couple of days of "full-time writing" to get up to speed on my blog, but I think I have managed it. I can't beleive that we are breathing down the neck of Christmas now. In true Ombi and Alex style, we have booked a trip to Thailand...where we will spend Christmas and the New Year.
Dedication: For my "sister" Rita. You have been there for me though the highs and the lows, and through thick and thin. You have never judged me and always supported me. Thank you for your constant love and support. You are one in a billion and you know that I am always here for you, as you have been and continue to be for me. Our friendship is eternal.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are" - John Wooden (I think this aptly sums real friends and friendships).
|Yuko and Yuji give the tram a go!|
|Ombi with 'special friend' Judy Genge|
|With the love of my life at Sorrento Beach|
|On the beach...|
|At a festival in Hurstbridge with friend SAndra|
|Yuji chills at Dad's place|
|Special friends forever|
|Happy Birthday Ben! (my spunky godson)|
|L to R: Lola, Sonya, Anne, Joan and Alex...dinner at our place|
|Dad and Aunty Lori|
|With Michelle and Steve at the housewarming|
|SAndra, Dad and Alex work on restoring the table for our new home|
|With Yuji and Yuko at Dad's|
|With my cousins Carol and Glenn and Carol's daughter Caitlin|