Melbourne

Friday 31st March 2006, (Melbourne).

We are now back in Melbourne. I was going to say back to better weather, but it was very fine and warm while we were in Tassie. I guess though it was time to move back to the mainland as it would be getting rather cold in Tassie from now on.

Linda was glad to get back and see Narrelle and Matt, and in particular Jaedon, and hasn’t he grown in the month we were away. He is so alert now compared to then, really taking in the surrounds.

Matt and Lou, and family, have now moved to Melbourne, with Matt travelling over on the boat with me bringing his car full of what gear they needed to bring with them, and Linda and the rest of his family flying over yesterday afternoon. They are at present staying with some friends until they find a house or something suitable. I believe they are looking at a place today through the church they are involved with, and if it proves to be satisfactory they stand a good chance of getting it. I hope for their sake it is suitable so they can move into something they are comfortable with.

We are looking forward to some rest and relaxation while here for the next couple of weeks before we head off toward the Sunshine coast. Our move, of coarse, depends on when Nell and Matt go back to England.

Launceston

Sunday 26th March 2006 (Tassie).

It is now getting close to time to return to the mainland, and our main thoughts at the moment are that we will now have no real reason to return to Tassie every year. It will be nice to return in a couple of years and be able to get to visit a few more people than we have had a chance to over the last few years. We will also have a chance to just do the touristy thing when we do return.

We have now packed up Matt and Lou, and they are now ready to move, so now it is our turn to get ready for our move on Wednesday.

We have had a chance to catch up with Ken and Val Hosken yesterday, and Val did her usual thing and over catered for our afternoon tea visit. We have made an appointment with the Pom and Jackie tomorrow, and then Maxine and Paul on Tuesday, so we will get to catch up with a few more before we actually leave.

Launceston

Chapter 35.

Back in Tassie (Before heading north).

Thursday 2nd March 2006.

We have once again returned to Tassie. We have left it until this time of year as we have been in Melbourne visiting Narrelle and Matt while they are here. We are sometimes wondering what we are doing over here this year as we have already seen Matt, Lou and the grandkids when they visited Melbourne recently, but then there are other people and things we must see and do so I guess it is an essential trip.

We are staying at our usual park at Legana, and surprisingly the new manager gave us a discount of $5.00 per day like the previous mangers did. Just as well because the asking $25.00 per day is what I consider to be a little expensive.

The car, after having the new plug leads fitted, seems to be performing a fair bit better towing the van, although the leg from Devonport to here didn’t prove anything because it is anything but an economical trip. I guess returning to the mainland will prove one way or another if it is.

Saturday 18th March 2006 (Tassie).

Well, over two weeks this time since writing anything. We have been extremely busy, as expected, assisting Matt and Lou get ready for their move to Melbourne, they are moving over at the same time as we are moving back. This has literally taken up all our time, so we have had no time for anything else, including visiting.

We did time our trip home this time rather well as it is time for elections and since they made changes to itinerant nominations this year we now have to vote where we were not previously eligible for state elections. Seeing that I would not know who I was voting for my answer was to simply fold up the ballot paper and place it straight in the box with no markings on it at all.