Category Archives: cats

Creature comforts: Part 1 – Unloading

Regular readers will remember that it was a long time ago…several posts ago in blog terms…that we talked about our furniture being packed into the sea can and starting its long, slow journey to Australia. And now, more than 11 … Continue reading

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How to speak Australian, Part 3

Yes, it’s another installment of our popular feature on the Australian language. In fact, the phrase ‘how to speak Australian’ is a common Google search that sends people to our blog (welcome strangers!). Most days, our lives proceed as normal… … Continue reading

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Comfort creatures: Herding cats – the homecoming edition, Part 2

We brought the kitties home to the new house that was (almost) ready for them. Couples who are having children often prepare a room for the baby; we kitted out the mostly empty house as best we could for our … Continue reading

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Comfort creatures: Herding cats – the homecoming edition, Part 1

This is a song about being happy! Feel free to listen to it as you read. Our family is finally all together here in our new home. Our kitties arrived yesterday, after a month in, as MO calls it, Kitty … Continue reading

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Cold, cold, cold

Freezing, it was freezing in that hotel… Well, actually it wasn’t that bad at The Lawson, but bonus points for anyone who gets where the title came from. We’ll figure out what the points can be redeemed for eventually. It … Continue reading

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Herding cats, part 3

We know by reading the waggadventure stats that posts about our three kitties are popular. So, here is another one… documenting some of our most serious “Oh fuck” moments of the days leading up to “airport day”. In the few … Continue reading

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It’s all relevant

The purpose of this blog is to talk about moving to Australia, not just ramble on about our daily lives.  So if we are going to post about our UK trip, it needs to have some relevance.  This is actually … Continue reading

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