Friday, 5 February 2010

Aussie Aussie Aussie......

Who is this with Molly? And where can she be?? Hmmm - want to know more.....read on!
Clue - Buddha Boys can FLY! And so can we!


(oh yes, and Ptolemy has taken up bare-back riding with Gertrude....)



Goodness, we have no excuse whatsoever for being such bad bloggers and we are sorry we've been away for a while. Time has just ran away with us....work has got in the way....our little boy has kept us pretty busy....oh, and just the one other small thing -


organising our Big Move to....


AUSTRALIA!!!

In fact, Molly and Gertrude are already in Melbourne! They flew here on February 2nd and have begun their 30 days in quarantine waiting untilwe arrive. We fly out to join them (not in quarantine...!) this Monday 8th February and we are heading for Tasmania. Everything we own is currently in a container out to sea making its rather more slow progress to the other side of the world!!
Paul is Australian and we have finally decided to make the move back there. We sold our house last September 2009, moved in with Kate's dad and had to wait until now whilst Kate finished everything she needed to do to qualify as a solicitor - but now she has completed everything we are free to go!

Ptolemy is doing really well. He is 16 months old now and is a lovely little boy. He and the girls get on so well and he will truly miss them in these next few weeks.

I haven't been able to arrange these photos into the right order, but oh well - you can work it out!


Sue Forrester and Bill Molyneux visited us in qarantine the day after we arrived in Melbourne! They are wonderful people and they took these photos of us sussing out our new environment and to let everyone at home know that we are doing really well!


Gertrude at the fence.....



Bill soon worked out exactly what makes Molly tick - tummy rubs!!


We felt so at ease with Sue - she understands Airedales completely



Tummy rubs and cuddles - we could get used to being quarantine in Australia!



Now here's our little Buddha boy with daddy on the beach back in the UK a month before we left for Oz - you can see he is growing up.


Christmas time - Ptolemy in his jim-jams



Our final run on the pebbles at Budleigh Salterton on January 2nd 2010
Now this is how much our little boy loves us - we are big woolly teddybears to him (well, not since we had out airecuts, but he still loves us!)


Fun in the sea at Budleigh Salterton




Molly's nostalgic pose



sharing sticks with Ptolemy


The amazing red cliffs of home
- spot the Airedale bums!
with daddy and Ptolemy looking out to sea


with mummy on the beach.



Running for the waves!
our entrepid little boy Ptolemy
So - that's us for now! Big news and Big changes. We will keep you updated and let you know how we are.
G'day to you all!
Molly, Gertrude, Kate, Paul and Ptolemy
xxxxx

11 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Girls
We heard about your big trip to Melbourne....possibly via Sydney hehehehe. How wonderful that Sue & Bill visited you in quarantine. We sure hope you like living here.
Maybe we can all meet up one week down in Beechworth. Well we'll let you settle in first of course lol.
Welcome to Australia !!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Nelly said...

Hey girls,
It's so nice to hear from you! What exciting news!!!
Looks like you're really well cared for in quarantine.
Hasn't Ptolemy grown!
Congratulations Kate - well done!
We'll be looking out for more news on your blog, and have a safe trip to Oz!
Love
Finni, Nelly & Elke

JD and Max said...

Hiya Molly and Gertrude - wow, what an exciting post! We were wondering about you just the other day so were thrilled to see a new post from you pop up on our blogroll.

Thrilling news, amazing photos (we really loved the one with the two bums, he he he!) and a gorgeous little boy! Ptolemy is super cute - you must be so eager to be reunited again.

Welcome back - we hope you settle in to your new home really soon.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What great pictures and congratulations on your move!
Ptolemy is just adorable! Who needs wings to fly!
Thank you for the update, guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi, we have visited you before, when the baby first came. And now, baby is walking. That's a long time and we do miss you girls. Now that you have moved to Australia, hope to read your adventures in Australia.

The Airechicks said...

WOW girls - you guys are having a a whirlwind time right now -

Can wait for you guys to have your boy Ptolemy back where he needs to be right next and close to you...

You're so right about Bill and Sue they are true loves - we followed when they help a big Love Airedale get back to his family.

We'll be following you adventure.

XXoooXXooXoo

Persephone and Buster said...

That is SO cool ! Ptolemy will become a munchkin in Oz !

You guys are pretty photogenic--we're jealous.

Say hello to all those Tasmanian devils for us!

Buster, Sephie & Bailey

Inky and Molly said...

Hey hey hey. We had no idea you were coming out to OZ!! That's great!
If you are in Melbourne still you'll HAVE TO come and visit. We're in Geelong. We are up in Melbs quite often too since our grandparenst live there. So do drop by our blog and leave us a note.
How lucky you got Bill & Sue to come out and play with you. They are terrific peeps.
We might even see you at the next Airedale get-together??
Love to the little one...

Cathy Lynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing your family. I found you on youtube - we got our first airedale in January of 2010 - she will be 1 year on the 28th of Novmber (two days) - her name is Hayley Mills. I never loved a dog so much and are considering another in the future. Hug your girls -
Cate

Clark Thomas said...

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