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Thinking of Nick since I am in OZ

Hi team! OMG I am in Perth in Western Australia and it's just beautiful! I just popped into a Net cafe to find some addresses for postcards but alas I can't remember where I put them. They are somewhere on this LJ or gmail *sigh*
We are here visiting some of the Mercy (Sisters of Mercy) Catholic colleges in Perth and Perth Hills and Fremantle and they are AMAZING! So incredibly wealthy and such beautiful grounds. One college has their own lake for canoeing!! As well as a huge pool, a dance studio... and grounds as big as our local suburb, I swear!
It's really hot here early in the morning. And the city seems really laid-back! I'll share some pics when I get back to Wellington. I'd call LizP here but I don't know where she lives LOL! And this place is bigger than I expected. It's huge and sprawling! So Liz, I am waving! Hello. I'm in Northbridge. Or North something.

No snakes in sight. I am off to find my boss a nice decaf trim flat white... Take care, all, I'll catch up with you as soon as I can xxxxxxx


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Nov. 16th, 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
Hope you're having a great time and manage to catch up with LizP.

Have emailed you to say that Christmas will be officially late chez Moth this year.

Hot sounds wonderful Off to Portugal later today and I believe it's warmer than here...
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
-Hope you're having a great time and manage to catch up with LizP.
I didn't know where Liz lived. No LizP in the phone book.

We're never on time for Christmas LOL! I can't believe you're off to the Big P again! What an adventure.

-and I believe it's warmer than here...
Wellington was not as warm as Perth. My Principal pouted for the lost heat of Perth. I told her she is a lizard.
Nov. 17th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
You didn't time your visit very well - damn hot weather! When are you flying home? Tomorrow (Thurs) and Fri look to be very unpleasant. I think we may be staying home a lot in the air conditioning, although child won't be overly happy with that!

What schools have you visited? I have no idea about Catholic schools. I did go to Mercy Hospital last year though, and will do so again for the next baby, so assume that is also somewhat related!
Nov. 18th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
We have left the hot weather behind and are back in Wellington now. We heard you had a heat wave coming and I was quite interested.

What schools have you visited?
They are all Mercy Colleges (founded by the Sisters of Mercy like our own college). We went to Mercedes College (Perth Central City), St Brigids (Perth Hills), Santa Maria (Attadale, Fremantle) and Aranmore (Leederville). Really fascinating. The first three are very VERY comfortable and the last one is not. Funny enough though, I felt really at home in the last one as the students were very similar to our own (but with boys added into the mix!). They won an award for their work with getting indigenous students to Graduation.
All the schools work incredibly hard for their students. It was really refreshing to see them at work. And the teachers were so incredibly hospitable, friendly, warm, providing lunch, taking us out to dinner and everything. It was great.
Nice people in Perth!!
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