|Blocks are fun|
- Age got a parking ticket for his motorbike plus a couple of demerit points on his license. A stupid case of the council adding a tiny temporary sign on top of another sign at his usual parking spot that it wasn't allowed to park there. The next day the sign was gone, but the damage already done. Appealing the ticket didn't make a difference.
- We are breaking the lease on our rental properly, meaning that we have to pay rent till the place has been re-leased. Via our neighbours new people have been found. We agreed with the agency that they would take the property from 3 November, so for us there's just a little bit of overlap. What happens next? The family decided to wait two more weeks, and who will be paying that, hmmm??? What if they would have said 'oh, let's make it Christmas'???? Of course we don't agree, but to let it go to the Tenancy Tribunal goes a bit far. Grrr.
- There was another example of 'the world has gone mad' but luckily I can't remember what that was.
|Who is telling who a story?|
I've been busy sorting through all the childcare possibilities that are available here. Although we don't really want to, we have to find some kind of solution for Nora for when I go back to work early in the new year. There is availability in a centre close to our new home; we've visited it and it looked fine. The only thing is that Nora will be by far the youngest (she'll be 8 months then) in her group, and the only one not yet walking. But it's good to know that there's a place.
We'd like to compare the centre with a couple of others, to be able to make an informed decision. My work offers two options close to where I am, but one of them has a waiting list of two years. I also saw that a Montessori child care centre in the CBD accepts registrations of interest right now, so I'm onto that one as well. As an educational technologist I really can't give Montessori a miss.
Getting Nora onto child care also means that we'll start training her to drink from a cup soon. I'd like to skip the bottle business and go straight from breast to cup. With expressed breastmilk that is - so that we can go straight from breastmilk to cow's milk with 12 months and skip formula. For me that'll mean expressing while back at work, but I think it's worth it as Nora is doing so well.
|Someone in this picture knows it all|
In our previous blog post we just started Nora on solids and it was all very new, this stuff with a spoon. But she's a fast learner and an avid eater. She's probably genetically challenged from both sides when it comes to food I'm afraid... She's had pureed apples, apple and pear combi, apple and banana combi, apples with porridge, carrots, carrots with potato, and potato / parsnip / broccoli combi. Yummmmm.
What we also notice now is that it's tantalising for her when we eat something with a spoon - she wants it too!
|Standing up is the new big thing|
And lastly, our spare bed, which is an 'aerobed' is nearing the end of its life. Inside there must have been a tear in one of the compartments, slowly tearing further and further. The whole bed is taking on the shape of a ball. Lovely. Are we going to replace the spare bed, which won't be slept on much, or will we replace our own bed?? Grrrr. And will we do this before Age's parents arrive?