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Herding cats, Wagga version, pt 1

Last time they talked about that thing called moving I went on something called an airplane. This time I just want one of those Australia Post guys on a motorcycle to take me.

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We’re moving on up…

One of the good things about buying the house when we did is that we have about one month to move. We are doing a lot of what needs done slowly, trying to be as efficient as possible. First thing … Continue reading

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All mod cons

As we’ve been looking for a house to buy, we have a list of what we need, and what we want. It is a similar list to the one we had for finding a rental, but we are more picky … Continue reading

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she’s a laughing giggly whirlybird

When we moved from downtown Edmonton to Terwillegar Towne several years ago, it took us weeks to notice what was missing from our lives…and it was a strange thing: noise.We had moved to a suburb that was under construction, so … Continue reading

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all secrecy and no privacy…

The process of applying for PR status has also involved getting police clearances. We have no secrets… nothing is private. Well, except for the RCMP’s process; it seems to be completely secretive (more on that in a bit). Dan had … Continue reading

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summer in the city

Lisa has been in North America for almost  2 weeks, so I’ve been learning about what Wagga is like in the summer. She did this to me when we moved to Edmonton too…went back to Ontario for her PhD defense … Continue reading

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We’re up for an award!

The Canadian Blog Awards http://cdnba.wordpress.com/ have announced the short list for each category and we are in the top 5 for Best New Blog! So, everyone, please vote at Take Our Poll And spread the word among your Facebook/twitter/ real … Continue reading

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Recycling, Lockhart style

A few weeks ago, at the Muddi Markets in Wagga, we talked to a woman (Trish) at a booth advertising the Spirit of the Land Festival in Lockhart. One of her best friends lives in Canada, so we had a … Continue reading

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Bright lights, big city: part 1

We’ve been living in Wagga now for 10 weeks, and we’ve pretty much stayed close to home for the entire time. Yes, there have been a couple of overnight trips north to Bathurst for work, and day trips to Ganmain … 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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