Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hubby's New Car!

My darling husband Michael has a new car :)

In early September he had an accident on the motorbike – he was perfectly fine but the insurance company decided to write off the bike; as it was almost impossible to fix the damage. Basically it was the fall after the accident that did most of the damage to the front of the bike & because this bike was an American import, there was no way to get a new faring without spending more money than what the motorbike was insured for :(

So, after almost nine weeks of waiting for paperwork to be processed & going hunting for a new car we finally have a vehicle to show for our efforts.

He bought a Land Rover Discovery 4WD – I know how incredible to go from a motorbike to a 4WD!

But as hubby explains things it makes perfect sense – you see, the accident was not his fault. The driver in front of him stopped at an empty roundabout & because hubby thought the other driver was just going straight through the roundabout [like you are suppose to do] he was still slowing down when the driver in front decided to slam his foot on the brakes. Now it was early morning & the sun was in hubby's face so he hit him in the back & then he hit the gutter which meant the bike got damaged on the right initially & then more damaged when he fell off after it hit the gutter.

The strange thing is that since the day of the accident the same thing has almost happened to both of us at different times & at different locations – all within the past eight weeks!

Which means that his reasoning for purchasing the 4WD makes perfect sense – he wants us to be safe & only get another motorbike when we have the time to ride in safety & from the way I see most people drive on the Gold Coast these days I totally agree with him!

I’m not trying to say that EVERY driver on the Gold Coast is a bad driver but there are so many people out there who have no idea how to use roundabouts – you should actually give WAY to traffic already ON the roundabout.

I mean who STOPS at an empty roundabout - sheesh!

I know, I know, I'm being mean & judgemental but we just lost our motorbike & I'm not happy Jan :( :( :(

Until next time, take care & make sure you hug & kiss the ones you love.

Mish :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

They're Home!

It’s official – my Mum & Dad are home from Europe :)

I had to run off to Sydney to pick them up in their car – as they had SO much luggage that Virgin wanted to charge them over $400 in excess baggage charges to fly from Sydney to the Gold Coast – which is only a one hour flight!

The trip only took four days – so it was a quick one, but I got to spend some time with my Sydney family & it was probably a good thing that I was tired as it made it easier to remember how to speak & understand two languages at the same time!

My dad is from Malta & so his family speak a hybrid mix of English & Maltese – they’ve obviously forgotten that I married an Aussie & that we speak very little Maltese at home & so I’ve forgotten most of what I knew as a child; so being tired made remembering the words an easy thing to do. Don’t ask me why but it did!

My parents were staying with my Dad’s baby sister & husband, who they travelled around Europe with & so they made sure we visited their youngest daughter & her babies. I was amazed at how little Maltese [virtually none] my younger cousin actually speaks to her kids, when she speaks & understands better than I & she married another first generation Australian from a Maltese family like her – doesn’t make sense to me ...

So far, we haven’t seen any of the presents that Mum & Dad brought back as Mum cannot remember where she packed anything – the cases were that full!

Thankfully, my parents are all safe & back on the Gold Coast – only thing is we cannot say that the cat is particularly happy to have them back – she’s virtually ignored my Dad since they got home & let me tell you he is not happy about it at all. Somehow, I suspect he’s going to be sneaking her treats until she decides to “talk” to him again ...

Until next time, take care & make sure you hug & kiss the ones you love.

Mish :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedding Anniversary!

Hello My Lovelies :)

This September we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary - amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun :)

We celebrated with dinner at Voila in Mudgeeraba; three courses of the finest French food on the Gold Coast & a sensational bottle of Australian Red Wine.

The pate was perfectly light yet rich in flavour; I had the Duck for main & hubby had the Beef; then I had Chocolate Souffle & hubby had the Creme Brulee for dessert – you can see from the photos how fantastic the food looked!

The food was sensational & hubby literally licked his plate clean & for those who know how fussy my husband can be with food [particularly when we eat out] will know that this happens only once in a lifetime!

I think the waitress might have had a glass or two of wine out the back before she took our photo – but at least we have photographic proof :)

Sadly, there will be no more dinner celebrations at Voila, but more about such sad news later :(

Until next time, take care & make sure you hug & kiss the ones you love.

Mish :)