June 26th, 2014

How did 8 months go by without a blog post? Well it’s probably because we can now share images with family and friends at the click of a button on the iPhone now. It’s still nice to write stories as there’s so much you forget so I’m going to try my best to add a little context to some photos I’ve selected in the past 8 months on my phone!

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Baby Oscar (he was still a baby in this photo back in October 2013) on one of his outings to Palm Beach in the summer – this is a nice little spot we found at Lorraine’s leaving weekend that’s very quiet has a nice grass area and access to the water. It’s only 45 minutes drive from Sydney.

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In November we went to on holiday to Northern Queensland to a place called Palm Cove, which is a nice little holiday area with cafes restaurants and hotels – the perfect place to take baby Oscar he had a great time and did a lot of his first swimming up there.

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This is Oscar on the plane back to Sydney, flying to Cairns was no problem after doing the trip to the UK!

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This was Oscar’s first or second go in a shopping trolley! I think he enjoyed it as you can tell from his face!

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We all went for a day trip to Bondi to see sculptures by the Sea, it was actually quite difficult with a large pram as there’s hundreds of steps, I think we only saw half of it for that reason.

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Oscar really started to love the water, here he is with me taking a dip to cool off at Shelly Beach last November.

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Oscar with Leisa, Mummy and Lucy at Rory and Karen’s yearly get together that they have, Oscar got to have a lovely dip in their pool!

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This is Oscar’s first trip to the hardware store (Bunnings). He was totally dressed for the part and I got him a baby hacksaw (not really).

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We spent Christmas at Amy’s families house in Brisbane and visited Oscar’s Great Grandma Grace at her nursing home!

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We did a lot of meetups with Amy’s mother group friends, either from the mothers group or the yoga mothers group Amy is a member of. He’s Oscar with his girlfriend.

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My University Halls of Residence friend Manish came over to Sydney for business, we went to Hugo’s Pizza and drank a lot. I then got Oscar’s day care sickness which took us all out for weeks afterwards!

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Oscar’s first birthday was celebrated in Manly on a rainy day, we got Gaetane and Andrew to do the catering for the event which was great and a really fun day, even though we were all still a bit sick from day care illness!

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We went up to Brisbane again in March to look at houses, we spent months looking for houses in Brisbane, online and doing trips purposely to look at houses.

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We then made a list of things we liked about living in Sydney vs. the advantages of Brisbane and decided we’d be better off staying in Sydney. We then looking in Sydney for about a week for a house and got one! Above is Amy and Oscar inspecting our new home.

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In April we went a bit Royal crazy as Kate and Wills came to visit us in Manly – I got a photo of them but we had to wait for hours in the sun, not totally sure if it was worth it!

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Amy’s parents came down to visit and we spent a day at the Zoo to celebrate Oscar finding his feet and walking around on his own behalf!

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Well done Oscar for starting walking!

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Here’s Oscar and Mummy in Dee Why, our nearest cafe area from our new home in North Curl Curl just before Amy went on her trip to China for a week and I had my wisdom teeth removed (and had to look after Oscar on my own for a week).

Well that’s it for an 8 month update, I’ll try and get on top of the blog from now on!