Redcliffe Pier

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Its Time to Say Goodbye

The young ones, Carol and David, have celebrated both their fathers birthdays and now it is time for them to move on and restart their lives in Australia. They are off to try their luck in Sydney. I was pleased to see that they went through their "stuff" that I have been harbouring in the cupboards since they left for England 7 years ago. They threw out lots and packed the rest to take with them. Yippee! One empty cupboard and one still to be emptied by her sister, Sonya.
So all this stuff has to fit into this small car. MY small car. Yes, I gain an empty cupboard and lose a car. Well we have two and don't really need them both, its just a luxury. Anyway it will be returned when they buy their own. I was happy to help them out. They tried to buy one here but it is difficult to get a loan when you don't have a job or an address, even though they own an investment apartment in Melbourne. They can get a loan to buy a house but not a car???

In goes one...

...and another.

With much juggling and squeezing all the stuff fits, only the shelf to manipulate back into place.

We did it!

The twin teddies have found a good spot for the trip to Sydney.

Hugs and kisses goodbye and they are on their way to a new adventure. (bye,bye little car). They will take a few days to get to Sydney as they are going to stop off at beach side towns on the way and enjoy their last few days of holidays. In Sydney,they will stay with their sister Sonya, and Bernie while they look for jobs and an apartment.

19 comments:

  1. What a little teamwork can do! What a great family. I hope the bear had a pleasant journey, too.

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  2. That's a huge boot for a small car, Diane. What a lovely couple Carol-Anne and David are. I wish them every blessing in their new venture and believe they will soon find their niche in Sydney.

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  3. Oh Diane, I know it was hard to see them go, but at least they won't be too far away now. Hope they have good luck finding jobs. Our country's economy is in such a mess that any jobs are hard to find these days here.

    Love your little red car!!!!! Cute!!! Hope you get it back soon.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Thay is what families do help each other out. I wish them well, they are young and strong, and we have been there too, haven't we? It is great to have the family home even when they are "a few km" away. I am sure your cute, red car will find its way back soon!

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  5. It's so hard to see the kids go on, but it's nice to know that they are raised well-enough they can do it themselves.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  6. This is great! Now you have a new Australian adventure to record and post about. Well, two, what with your other daughter and family. Looking forward to the next episode. Neat little car! Love the red!

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  7. All the best to Carol and David.

    The photos of them packing the car, remind me of our annual camping trip. You see, we've only got a little smart car...

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  8. Incredible what a little car can take ...I too have a small car and some of the things we have packed in their is a wonder in itself...So glad to hear you have your family back in Oz..I wish them all the best in finding a new job....

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  9. It's amazing what is getting into little cars ! I like yours it looks so cute ! Since we are retired we both have small cars, we don't need a big one. Mr. G. only travels to Italy with me by car and for that a Opel Corsa is enough, I take the plane. So a big one is not worthwile. I couldn't live without my car, but I am much more underway than he is. He rather would give his car to help out, then I mine !

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  10. Yes, I have recently given my car to my daughter/

    Re Central Station. the station itself can be seen in an older post at http://sydney-eye.blogspot.com/2009/05/mid-month-theme-subway-day.html

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  11. I am sure you are feeling a little let down after all the excitement.

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  12. Oh I am sad for you..but happy for them..but sad for you..and maybe a little happy for you?
    Love the car love the twins even more. So glad they had a good visit - how far will they be away from you now? You are a good Mum. You both are good parents..she is lucky..as are you, I'm certain!

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  13. I have just been organising your life over at Bill's place. Coffee when you are both in Sydney in May? Yes? And, is this when the grandson is due?

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  14. Well Diane with your family being down our way there is just a chance that, one day, our paths may cross.
    Can see that you are all very experienced when it comes to packing.
    Best wishes Carol-Anne and David

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  15. I wish them the very best of luck Diane! At least now they won't be as far away from you both.

    We gave our second car to my son when he moved cross country to Colorado ..I guess that is what parents do! :-)

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  16. Happy traveling to them and good luck in Sydney. I'm amazed at how much you can get in the smart car. I love them by the way and would really like to buy one in that color red as well.

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  17. What a sweetheart you are to let them take your little car! I can tell you and Bill adore your two girls like Phil and I adore our two guys. Children are so wonderful. The most wonderful part of my life has been being a mother.

    Take care, and don't get too homesick for them -- okay.

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  18. well done getting all of that into such a little car (and very cute btw). you will miss them but at least they won't be so far away now. aren't you a lovely mum lending them your car? that's nice

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  19. Love it! There was a time when I could pack a car like that, not sure if I could any more.

    Wishing Carol and David all the best but I have a feeling they will do just fine.

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