HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia, Uncategorized OFF TO AUSTRALIA 29 December 2009



Almost exactly 1 year later, we finally finally finally return to AUSTRALIA.

Microsoft are being awesome and sending us back on a “home visit”. Hooray for Microsoft! We head off right now to the airport, and will be there for the next 2 weeks. So excited I could cry. I miss it so much it’s driving me crazy, so it will really help my mental health to be able to go back – if only for 2 weeks.

See ya all Down Under!

76 Comments

  • fuchsiacow posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Wow.

    Have a good time!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:53 am

      Thanks hon, it’ll be a fun 2 wks!

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  • soldierette posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Wow Microsoft did that? That’s awesome! I keep hearing that we’re cutting back. Our morale budget is apparently really small this year 🙁

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

      It’s part of Chris’ expat package, wish I had it in mine too.. dohh

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  • fuchsiacow posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Wow.

    Have a good time!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:53 am

      Thanks hon, it’ll be a fun 2 wks!

      Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Lucky you!! It’s been a year already? Wow time flies!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

      I know!! Craziness. It feels SO GOOD to be back omg..

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  • starbucksweetie posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nice, you are very lucky!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:04 am

      Well, CHris moreso than me 😛

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  • thefragrantelf posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    See you guys soon!!!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 am

      Friggin YAYNESS!! i can’t wait 😀

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  • somnistra posted on December 29, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Jealous 🙂 I haven’t been back in about a year too! Have fun!!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

      Time really flies, it was so sad we haven’t had a chance to be able to go back earlier!

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  • soldierette posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Wow Microsoft did that? That’s awesome! I keep hearing that we’re cutting back. Our morale budget is apparently really small this year 🙁

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

      It’s part of Chris’ expat package, wish I had it in mine too.. dohh

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  • alyria posted on December 30, 2009 at 1:44 am

    You and Chris have the BEST employers EVER!!! I can’t believe you’ve been in Shanghai for a whole year… it only seems like it’s been a few months. Incredible. Are you in Shanghai indefinitely? Hope you enjoy the trip! Are you staying with friends? Your parents aren’t in Melbourne anymore, right?

    (So many questions… you just mentioned you wouldn’t be online much, so feel free to answer upon your return!)

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

      I KNOW, it’s mad now a year has flown by… so far we are happy there so staying on 🙂

      My parents are actually in Sydney with us at the moment, so we’ll get a service apt together with 2 bedrooms. Lots of meeting friends and even a wedding to attend, plus Dad’s 60th. yay!

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  • sisqa posted on December 30, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Have fun in Oz bev! I miss Sydney so much too, but have only returned from a home visit last month! boo…

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  • sh4r0n posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Lucky you!! It’s been a year already? Wow time flies!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

      I know!! Craziness. It feels SO GOOD to be back omg..

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nice, you are very lucky!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:04 am

      Well, CHris moreso than me 😛

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    See you guys soon!!!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 am

      Friggin YAYNESS!! i can’t wait 😀

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Ahh home sweet home aye? Sydney is the best place to be (I’m not trying to be biased!). Hope you enjoy your time down here -don’t forget to eat your way home!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

      sydney truly is fabulous..i missed it so much!

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  • somnistra posted on December 29, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Jealous 🙂 I haven’t been back in about a year too! Have fun!!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

      Time really flies, it was so sad we haven’t had a chance to be able to go back earlier!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

    what do you miss most ???

    what will you be eating ? lol

    Paul

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

      I miss the PEOPLE.. omg. No shoving and spitting and cutting queues.. it’s such a luxury 😛

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  • joni_to0622 posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:40 am

    enjoy! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

      Thanks hon, I’m so glad to be back!

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  • valska posted on December 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

    That is a lovely photo! Did you take it?

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

      Wish I did! Just snagged it off the net 😛

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  • alyria posted on December 30, 2009 at 1:44 am

    You and Chris have the BEST employers EVER!!! I can’t believe you’ve been in Shanghai for a whole year… it only seems like it’s been a few months. Incredible. Are you in Shanghai indefinitely? Hope you enjoy the trip! Are you staying with friends? Your parents aren’t in Melbourne anymore, right?

    (So many questions… you just mentioned you wouldn’t be online much, so feel free to answer upon your return!)

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

      I KNOW, it’s mad now a year has flown by… so far we are happy there so staying on 🙂

      My parents are actually in Sydney with us at the moment, so we’ll get a service apt together with 2 bedrooms. Lots of meeting friends and even a wedding to attend, plus Dad’s 60th. yay!

      Reply
  • sisqa posted on December 30, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Have fun in Oz bev! I miss Sydney so much too, but have only returned from a home visit last month! boo…

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  • cenedrah posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Ahh home sweet home aye? Sydney is the best place to be (I’m not trying to be biased!). Hope you enjoy your time down here -don’t forget to eat your way home!

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

      sydney truly is fabulous..i missed it so much!

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  • Anonymous posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

    what do you miss most ???

    what will you be eating ? lol

    Paul

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

      I miss the PEOPLE.. omg. No shoving and spitting and cutting queues.. it’s such a luxury 😛

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:40 am

    enjoy! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

      Thanks hon, I’m so glad to be back!

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  • valska posted on December 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

    That is a lovely photo! Did you take it?

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    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

      Wish I did! Just snagged it off the net 😛

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  • misskesha24 posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Home Sweet Home! Enjoy! I can not wait to hear the stories!

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    • beverly posted on December 31, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Thanks hon! So happy 🙂

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  • misskesha24 posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Home Sweet Home! Enjoy! I can not wait to hear the stories!

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    • beverly posted on December 31, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Thanks hon! So happy 🙂

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  • djek31 posted on December 31, 2009 at 4:17 am

    I have been following your blog since july and have only become a member only to say congrats to you and Chris, You both are really the most amazing couple and i hope that one day i will find my true love too. I wish you both all the best for the future and may all your dreams come true. Erkan

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      That’s so nice of you, thanks so much Erkan! 🙂

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  • nycarm posted on December 31, 2009 at 5:38 am

    OMG I can’t believe it’s been a year since you left Oz! Hope you have a fabulous time!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I knooow, time really flies. I’ve missed it tons!

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  • djek31 posted on December 31, 2009 at 4:17 am

    I have been following your blog since july and have only become a member only to say congrats to you and Chris, You both are really the most amazing couple and i hope that one day i will find my true love too. I wish you both all the best for the future and may all your dreams come true. Erkan

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      That’s so nice of you, thanks so much Erkan! 🙂

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  • nycarm posted on December 31, 2009 at 5:38 am

    OMG I can’t believe it’s been a year since you left Oz! Hope you have a fabulous time!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I knooow, time really flies. I’ve missed it tons!

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  • catpuccino posted on December 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Yay! Sorry the weather is so bad here right now… :o( Fingers crossed you get a few great beach days before you have to go back!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      It’s pretty perfect weather this week now – yayness!!

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  • koffiekitten posted on December 31, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    happy new year. enjoy your stay down under!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks hon! Tis SO fun here:D

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  • catpuccino posted on December 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Yay! Sorry the weather is so bad here right now… :o( Fingers crossed you get a few great beach days before you have to go back!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      It’s pretty perfect weather this week now – yayness!!

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on January 1, 2010 at 12:57 am

    great timing, sales are still on 😉
    remember to visit your fave joints and keep us lj-ers updated later! 😀

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      The sales are amaaaazzzzinggg… gone nuts already 😛

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  • koffiekitten posted on December 31, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    happy new year. enjoy your stay down under!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks hon! Tis SO fun here:D

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  • isla_quack posted on January 1, 2010 at 12:57 am

    great timing, sales are still on 😉
    remember to visit your fave joints and keep us lj-ers updated later! 😀

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      The sales are amaaaazzzzinggg… gone nuts already 😛

      Reply
  • stkh posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Hi I was searching for Hermes scarf and just rediscovered your blog.

    First of all congratulations on your wedding. I was reading your blog since before you met him or around that time anyway. The reason why I’m asking is how on earth do I go about accessing LJ and other blog sites from China while I’m in Shanghai. I’ll be moving there very shortly from Sg.

    I’d love it if you could give me some tips. Thanks!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      Hi hon, how fun that you’ll be in Shanghai, it’s a fab city. There are loads of VPNs that you can use to access the internet, just do a search and you’ll get lots of options. Witopia is a popular one!

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      • stkh posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm

        beverly, thank you! witopia it is, i’m clueless when it comes to vpns etc, i’ll check it out when i’m there.

        by the way i used to use the names blushed 2003 and millionairess.

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  • stkh posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Hi I was searching for Hermes scarf and just rediscovered your blog.

    First of all congratulations on your wedding. I was reading your blog since before you met him or around that time anyway. The reason why I’m asking is how on earth do I go about accessing LJ and other blog sites from China while I’m in Shanghai. I’ll be moving there very shortly from Sg.

    I’d love it if you could give me some tips. Thanks!

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    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      Hi hon, how fun that you’ll be in Shanghai, it’s a fab city. There are loads of VPNs that you can use to access the internet, just do a search and you’ll get lots of options. Witopia is a popular one!

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      • stkh posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm

        beverly, thank you! witopia it is, i’m clueless when it comes to vpns etc, i’ll check it out when i’m there.

        by the way i used to use the names blushed 2003 and millionairess.

        Reply

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