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From Germany to Australia




Kids had their last crepes from Christkindlmarkt Marienplatz on 18 December



On 19 December, Joseph flew to France as an unaccompanied child


My brother and family drove from Amsterdam to visit us on 20 December. Picture of my brother and I was taken in front of the Rathaus in Marienplatz


21 December, husband and I sort out and put everything in order for the movers

   
Louise enjoyed her last snow in Munich on 22 December while the movers were packing everything


Things were loaded into the container in the mornting of 23 December. At 14.00 hours  husband, Louise and I left Munich for France by car.


Spending Christmas with kids' great grannies in France


We drove from great grannies' place in Alsace to Zurich in the early morning of 28 December, to catch the plane to Spore. We spent one night in Spore and went to Orchard Road, accompanied by my blogger friend Migo.


(picture from ratevin.com)
Finally we arrived in Sydney in the evening of 30 December. We were having a heavy jetlag (10 hours difference from West Europe timezone) that kids could stay awake to see the new year eve's fireworks near Sydney Harbor


First day of 2010 was spent at the Cronulla Beach.

 In the next coming weeks we will be busy looking for our own apt (we are now still staying at a serviced-apt), converting our driving licenses and  other things related to settling down in a new country.

Kids are still tired and try to adapt to the new things. Joseph keeps on asking on when our 'home' will arrive (he meant our furniture) because he wants to play with his toys. The new sound around her (even the birds chirp and sing differently here) makes Louise jump and sometimes run to us for comfort.  Husband and I  try to calm them down by sticking to their routine and hugging them more.

This Germany-Australia move is the most tiring and most complicated for us, both mentally and physically.  Looking through the pictures, it's really bizzare that we were still in Europe for Xmas and then  flew 20 hours down the southern hemisphere one day before the end of 2009.  "New year 2010 in a new country" is something easy to remember, though.

 

Comments

(Anonymous)
Jan. 2nd, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
ups, yang di atas komennya Cecil :)Lupa inlog LJ :D
trilingual
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
Hi Cil ... ampe sekarang gw masih berasa surreal semuanya .. kadang gw bingung gitu gw ini lagi di mana yew hehehe

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