Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Job's and Apartments

Well things are looking up for us here. I (Mel) have a job and we move into an apartment tomorrow.

Last tuesday I have two interviews. One for a pharmaceutical job (boring) and one for a haircare formulation chemist (exciting). I got the pharmaceutical job before I even went for the interview for the haircare job. The interview went well and the job sounded much better so made sure the guy knew how keen I was. He couldn't hire me without permission from his bosses tho, so asked if he could have til the next day. He rang the next morning to say I had the job unofficially but it wouldn't be starting for a few months so I should take the other job and they would get back to me when they needed me. I therefore accepted the pharmaceutical job to start on friday (this was wednesday). On thursday afternoon, the marketing manager of the haircare company phoned to ask for a second interview. I told them the situation and arranged to go in that afternoon. Met with him and the GM at 4pm and got the job to start mid feb. So then had to ring the pharmaceutical company back and turn down the job. Wasn't very fun, but am happy with my choice.

Have also got a tiny apartment in the city which we move into tomorrow. Its in Bowen Hills, right by the Hospital, bus and train stations. Its a 3km walk into town (not likely in the heat). Right by the Inner City Bypass which is good for getting to my job. You can have a look at it as Our apartment is on the 4th floor and is a style C. Everyone is welcome to come stay!

Friday, January 07, 2005


Hey People. We have added some of our pictures from China. I dont yet know how to put in a direct link so follow the one below. Let me know if it doesnt work or anything.
Cheers, Nick

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Our little car, The Mighty Micra Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Xmas and New Years

There was just the four of us for Christmas. David worked until 2:30 so we had dinner at 3:00 which meant we had to have lots of nibbles beforehand. Beth and I had great fun organising and cooking dinner. We ended up eating it for 3 days. We had a yucca palm for our Christmas tree with lights and everything. The rest of the week was spent reading, swimming, shopping and eating. Went to the sunshine coast 1 evening and down to the gold coast 1 day. I haven’t yet swum in the sea, it has to be really really hot for that. For New Years we went down to David’s parents at Coff’s Harbour. Spent New Years eve at a fair and watched the fire works. New Years day we went to the beach. I found the banana plantations around Coff’s fascinating. All the hills are covered in banana trees. The banana’s are all covered in plastic bags so they ripen evenly. Each tree yields 1 bunch of banana per year. Last night we went on a walk with some of the friends. They walk every Monday night along the river through town and back along south bank to a café. Was a really nice walk. We saw some people feeding possums in the park. Apparently they are considered cute over here and are a protected species. At the café Nick and I had the unfortunate luck of not sitting under an umbrella. The flying foxes (a type of fruit bat) in the tree overhead welcomed us by poohing on us. How was your Christmas and New Years? We hear it is cold over there. Let us know how you are all getting on.