Well, at long last, here's my very first blog! I really meant to start something when we moved over, but time just ran away from us and here I am, nearly 2 1/2 years later, blogging at last! For those of you who don't know, we moved from Rickmansworth, Herts in England to Cooma, NSW in Australia on 31st August '06 with our 3 moggies and one a bit container's worth of house stuff (well mostly crafty stuff). We stayed with friends for a couple of months until we found somewhere suitable to buy (there was nothing worth renting that I would let my cats live in let alone a newborn baby!). Luckily the process of purchasing property out here is a lot easier than in England, as a standard rule, you can put an offer in on a property and move in within 6 weeks, in our case we did it in 3 weeks, but that's the quickest time frame that you can do it in.
We got the keys on 30th Oct, moved in 31st Oct (first container load was delivered) and the moggies we picked up on the 4th Nov from Sydney quarantine (they spent 30 days there). 5 hrs to get there and 5 back and they did remarkably well as it's the longest journey by car they've ever done. A week or so of moving them in they started to explore the outside world, took a while as they'd got used to bars! Sadly Ed died 3 months later, he had a massive heart attack when his brother scared the living daylights out of him busting through the catflap one night, but it was quick and was better than the kidney failure that he had been coping with (the vet said after checking him out when he passed away that he wouldn't have had much longer anyway). A very sad day indeed :-(
We have since adopted another moggie from the RSPCA locally, so we have three furry friends and 2 horses, oh and our 20 month old daughter, Summer, who was born on 4th April 2007, I can't quite believe she'll be two years old in a matter of months!