The Ol Duke
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... opposite Nev and Joys old house. When we got there the house was completely covered in Christmas lights, unfortunately we couldn't see the carols by candle light but we could hear them and that sounded lovely. We stood outside which the Christmas lights flashing and watched the fireworks. I love fireworks and was gutted that we'd missed bonfire night so I throughly enjoyed watching them. Fireworks as a Christmas tradition is definitely something new and it didn't really make ...
... to tell me that back dating contracts was illegal. I explained how I'd worked over 60 hours and I wasn't doing this for nothing. I asked for the complaints procedure and she said she would forward my emails to the manager for her to get in touch. As this for me is an urgent matter I asked that the manager be in touch by the end of the day. When I got off the phone I was fuming. It really annoys me how people who don't know you can judge you based on a choice that you gave ...
... we heard was the sound of a kucaburra in the tree. I've never heard or seen one before, they sound like they are laughing! We had a quick walk around some of the grounds before it got dark, it's got 10 acres of land so we didn't see it all. Kylie showed us the first 2 paddocks, one at the front of the property and one at the side both maybe an acre in size. This would be our first job, painting all the fences. The fences all need painting before Kylie can bring her horses here. ...
We didn't have the best nights sleep but hope to make up for that on the plane later tonight. We had booked a taxi to take us to the airport and when he turned up he told us it was his first day on the job. He didn't know how to unlock the passenger doors so we tried to help him out as best we could. He was a lovely unit student from Bhutan studying environmental science. When we got to the airport after taking a wrong turn into the departures area, he didn't have ...
... through Chinatown to a cocktail bar where we sat around drinking and talking for a few hours, before catching a tram back home again.
Sunday morning saw us sleeping in quite late - we hadn't set an alarm, but both agreed we probably needed the extra sleep! We went to Tropicana for breakfast, in the city. We caught the train in this time, which only takes about 25 minutes. We hadn't realised it would be raining all morning though so we got well and truly wet as we walked ...