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10 Aug, 2012

Wow, it’s been a while!

Posted by: alex in: canada|Gibbering

It occurs to me that it’s been almost 10 months since I updated this! So what has happened since then.. We went to NYC and Washington DC. Was very awesome. Went to Comic Con in NYC, Smithsonians in DC. Had Elizabeth’s family visit over Christmas. Spent time over on Tofino with them, also a few […]

13 Dec, 2009

Canadian Working Holiday for Australians

Posted by: alex in: canada|Gibbering

It occurs to me that this may be of interest to some people. My wife Elizabeth and I are currently in Canada on a working holiday, and have been for the last 6 months. Much like in Australia, I’m currently working in IT for a University, which is a lot of fun and gives me […]

26 Jun, 2009

In Vancouver

Posted by: alex in: canada

So, we made it to Vancouver about 24 hours ago, and have been recovering from jetlag, making plans etc since then. The area we’re staying seems to have experienced a bit of rejuvenation since last time we were here, which is good, and we’re in the same room I had back in 2003 when I […]

08 Jun, 2009

Still alive

Posted by: alex in: canada|crosspost

We’ve been on silent running for the last little while. Moving plans have gone well, we’ve got most of our storage issues sorted, only a few things left to sort out (what we’re doing with the car, what we’re doing with my computer, sorting out what we’re doing with our health insurance while we’re overseas) […]

22 May, 2009

screw you from Singapore Airlines

Posted by: alex in: canada|crosspost

I used to be quite a Singapore Airlines fanboy. But they’re not keeping up the cool. Firstly, a few months ago, they cut ALL of their flights to Vancouver, and now only fly codeshare via San Francisco. This is not what I want. Therefore, we’re flying with Air Canada. Now I get an email saying […]

21 May, 2009

Accommodation booked for Vancouver!

Posted by: alex in: canada|crosspost

We have some immediate accommodation booked to see us through from June 25th – July 3rd. I’ll keep my fan club off my trail and not say where, but it will do quite nicely. The weeding of belongings continues, but I still need to arrange storage for a few cubic metres of stuff. Hmm!

16 May, 2009

State of play

Posted by: alex in: canada|crosspost|Gibbering

Well, marathon effort, but everything got moved out on time, carpets, windows, bathrooms cleaned. New tenant happy. Also sat on 11 interviews at UWA and did a budget submission for a university unit. Talk about a week of burning the candle at both ends and then starting in the middle.. Now things are quieter. Staying […]

05 May, 2009

Movin’ on up

Posted by: alex in: canada|crosspost

.. to the north side .. Our packing continues unabated. Unfortunately the nice NZ couple didn’t end up renting this place, and they haven’t contacted me about furniture, so we’re now going through and arranging with everyone that they still want what they have claimed. Let me or Elizabeth know if anything grabs your fancy.. […]

05 May, 2009

For Sale

Posted by: alex in: canada

Here’s the deal.. I’m not going to break kneecaps if people change their mind, so even if it’s claimed, feel free to pipe up and go into the list. click through to view

04 May, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions on Canada

Posted by: alex in: canada

The frequently asked questions on our move. Click here to read more