Foxtel installation – could it be any worse?

We recently had Foxtel (Aus cable TV) installed at our house. I worked in this industry for 8 years and this is probably the worst cabling job I’ve ever seen…what do you think?

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To make matters worse it took me around 4 weeks to get it sorted. Not only was the cabling job bad but the Foxtel customer service was appalling.  Even though I managed to get it fixed I feel it was swept under the carpet with no real follow up or even an apology. I could go on but I suppose they have wasted enough of my time already!

Alan.

Foxtel installation – could it be any worse?

Happy Birthday Jake

It was Charlie’s little friend Jake’s 2nd birthday party yesterday in a local park.   We met through swimming classes and Charlie & Jake also go to Treehouse childcare together.  It’s nice for Charlie to have his own friends instead of hanging out with Ella’s friends.

Charlie Climbing

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Jake Climbing

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Jake & Charlie

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Charlie, Cameron, Jake & Alex (fascinated by a very girlie bike!!!)

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Alex, Brianna, Cameron & Ella enjoying their pizza

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Happy Birthday Jake

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Connor & Charlie
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Alan with Poppy & Charlie

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Yummy Cupcakes

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Happy Birthday Jake

Farewell the Gaithers

On Saturday we went to a farewell party for Carolyn, Edmund, Kerrigan & Clayton who are returning to Houston early next month.  It was in the Courtyard at the NGV on St Kilda Road, a fantastic space for a get together and the kids could run around happily.  They’ve just returned from a trip to NZ (another thing off the list of ‘things to do’ while at this side of the world!!) and seemed to have had a great time.  Ella enjoyed playing with Kerrigan and Charlie was happy running around after Kyle & Kaleb.  Here’s some pictures:

Me with Charlie (Poppy in Baby Bjorn), Andrea with Aidan, Andrea with Grant, Carolyn with Clayton (all our australian born boys)

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Kyle & Ella climbing

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Kyle made it to the top

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Grant

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Birgit, Carolyn, Becka, Andrea & me

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Anna & Ella climbing

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Charlie climbing

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Clayton, Ella, Kerrigan & Charlie

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Ella, Kerrigan & Charlie

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Charlie & Kaleb

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Clayton

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Farewell the Gaithers

Smoke over the City

Yesterday (Saturday) was the first day we were really aware of the smoke from the bush fires across the city skyline.  It was otherwise a beautiful sunny morning but there was a definite burning smell outside and I guess it just brought it home to us that this is happening not very far away.  Alan & I had gone out for a walk around Albert Park Lake with Ruby & Poppy and I took some pictures:

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Mhairi had taken Ella & Charlie to the Aquarium and she was interviewed by one of the major news channels asking how she felt about the effects of the smoke on the children.

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Smoke over the City