On the way home from the restaurant I said to my husband that I had hoped the Immigration Department had seen my date of birth and had granted us Permanent Residence (PR) as a birthday present to me!
Well, that almost happened! Early Friday morning (4th March) just before I left for work my husband called me and said "Your present has arrived"! I asked, but what present, had you ordered something for me?
"Didn't you want PR for your birthday" he asked? It has come through, I just got an email from the agent! Hooray!! I jumped for joy and quickly sent a couple of sms's to advise my family before driving to work!
We had been waiting for close to 7 months since we submitted our application, plus we have been in Australia for 9 years on a Business Sponsorship Visa (457), having had a few hiccups along the way, reason why the whole process as taken so long, so it was long overdue!
Time to Celebrate!!
Saturday some friends came to visit and my lovely daughter in law came over with a pink birthday cake that she iced with cats, specially for me! Isn't it so pretty? She's so talented!
Sunday we joined some friends at Clarko Reserve at Trigg's beach to celebrate their son's 1st birthday (his birthday was actually on the 2nd of March too).
|Clarko reserve at Trigg Beach|
When the gathering ended just after 2pm, we walked a few hundred metres ahead to check "Mettams Pool", a secluded little bay suitable for wheel-chair users and prams as it has a ramp that goes almost to the water.
As we parked I noticed these two VW limosines that were decked out with wedding ribbons.
I think you will love them Iris!
|The bridal couple with the kite-surfers in the background|
After walking for hours on the sand photographing almost all of the exhibits, when I got up this morning I had trouble walking my legs were so stiff...very unfit as you can imagine!
I'll leave you with a photo taken from the jetty over the beach where you can see the thousands of people. I'll do specific posts for the sculptures soon.
|Cottesloe Beach and Indiana Teahouse and Surf Life Saving quarters (the big building)|
In front of the beach my husband found this great pink Mustang from the 60's, what a beauty!
As we left Cottesloe the sun was going down on another perfect day in Perth and we felt lucky to live here.
Hope you all had a great week and weekend. I'm enjoying a lazy Monday as it's a public holiday in Western Australia (Labour day).