Saturday, February 13, 2010

Farewell to Chiara and a busy few days...

Bri and Chiara at Wynn's Coonawarra.
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Brianna, Kirby & Chiara
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We farewelled Chiara on Wednesday morning. There were a few tears shed amongst us. Chiara was a perfect guest and we certainly enjoyed having her stay with us. It will be great to meet her family in October in Turin.
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This is the entire group of exchange students and their hosts.
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What an experience it has been for these students. Hosting an international guest then later this year, jetting off to Italy to rejoin them in their country to experience their daily life and culture.
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L-R: Beatrice, Samantha, Sally, Maddy, Brianna & Chiara
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On Thursday, Angus and I headed to Adelaide. We did a few jobs at the unit and found a lovely leak in the shower recess, called a plumber and he estimated the job to cost +$600! On our last trip there, the toilet had backed up and that cost $580 to have the pipe to the septic cleaned out and tree roots removed and an inspection point put in! We have bought a money pit, I think! We find it very hard to get jobs done because of the turn around times with tradesmen or just physically going to buy things - sometimes you have to go across town a couple of times before you find what you want. The new kitchen will go in, sometime in March (fingers crossed!) then we can start to redecorate with feature walls, new vinyl etc.
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A quiet week ahead, I hope. Enjoy yours,
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Cheers - Joolz

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