Last school day on Monday, happily spent at Caroline Bay with a variety of activities around the bay and beach. I have poached Mrs Rentoul's pics off FB because I honestly couldn't have been bothered lugging my camera around all day...apart from which, I was running around with the rest of them as a parent helper at one point.
On Thursday night Nick and I delivered the boys into the keeping of
Andreas, Danielle and Betta for a night, so that we could enjoy a
child-free date (we were shouted a voucher for Fusion thanks to an
anonymous friend...thank you, thank you if you're reading this!) Had a
fabulous meal and enormously enjoyed not telling anyone to eat faster,
chew with their mouths closed, or eat over their plates. After dinner
and a quick pop-in at the Warehouse, we landed at the RSA for our final
social dance of the year. Liz and I have enjoyed getting 'dressed up'
for the occasions, although we seem to have confused the other swing
dancers for whom dressing up has an entirely different meaning - where
we simply meant putting on a dress, they were wondering about themes!
On Friday morning our newly visa'd passports arrived by courier. We hadn't been able to check on the updated status of our applications on-line so had no idea they'd already been approved. There had been a bit of a hitch along the way with immigration needing further evidence of one thing which required a special church members' meeting and some documentation to be formalized and gathered. This all happened with much urgency as they gave us a strict deadline. Thanks to a positive vote and some fast action we were able to provide what they needed, and so without further ado, and a day short of three weeks since the date of posting our applications, everything was done. Praise the Lord for His Hand in the matter and phew! It's done!