Almost there!

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Registered: 07-14-2004
Almost there!
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Fri, 09-10-2004 - 12:40am
Hi All,

Sorry I have been away for the last month or so! A fair bit has happened in the last month.

I applied for my raise at work, went up a position and we are also on Holidays now. It was very busy at work up until we took our holidays. We asked for 2 weeks, we got those 2 plus a bonus 2 weeks which was nice! So the bonus 2 weeks start from Monday coming. We go back to work on the 27th :) Scary how long we have had!

We have been renovating flat out trying to get the house done and ready before things start happening.

I think I might have mentioned this before but we have booked a flight to Vanuatu for 6 days which is where we got married last December the 2nd! So we are going back there over our anniversary and that is where we will be trying! :) So from the 30th of November it is game on for us! VERY excited. We have been looking at furniture and things. Reading books. We even bought a pram! Love it.

So that is my update! So nice to see the board busy!

HELLO and WELCOME to all the new people, if I havent introduced myself already I am Shell 23 from Australia, Married to Chris, 27, partner for 6 years.

Speak soon

Shell

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: shellfowler
Fri, 09-10-2004 - 8:36pm
Hi Shell! Glad to see another person here!! And, I must say I wish I had your holidays! Can I ask....is the 4 weeks you were given given to you from your company to everyone, or do you ask for an individual amount of time? I'd love for something like that! I could ask you a ton of questions about Australia (I'm somewhat fanatcial about the country :D We took our honeymoon there, and it's been my favorite country to read about since I was in like 6th grade :D) Anyway, won't bombard you with a ton right now, I'm sure there'll be another time. That's awesome that you've started to buy stuff!!

Vanuatu sounds gorgeous! I'd heard of it, and remotely knew where it was, but just looked it up on the web. Gorgeous! End of November will be here before you know it!!!!

Jlynn

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada

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In reply to: shellfowler
Fri, 09-17-2004 - 7:19pm
Hi Jlynn,

Heheh!! Aus is an amazing place. Please ask away! I would love to answer as many questions as I can for you. :)

My Hubby and I took 2 weeks of our holidays and the company has given all staff 2 weeks paid holidays! But that may sound good, however we have not had a weekend off in about 3 months, we have to work late nights (sometimes as late as 3am!). So the 2 weeks off is very well deserved! But those types of hours come with the job, we knew that.

10 weeks to Vanuatu! I can not wait! Love it.

Shell

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: shellfowler
Mon, 09-20-2004 - 10:05am
OH! now that you say you work so much on weekends, ugh! Enjoy the 4 weeks off!!! If you're like me, I'd be counting down the hours til vacation :D I absolutely live to travel!!!

:D

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada