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Old Oct 22nd 2015, 6:20 am
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Meanwhile... 10th anniversary today.



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Good onya Vash
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Only just got round to this update - love seeing the photos of the work you do

Oh, and Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs. Vash
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Thanks guys.

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Bugger the Purchasing Officer job - hire yourself out as a Master of All Trades! You've done a wonderful job with repairs and decorating your house.

Happy 10th anniversary to you both - you're well past the old 7 year itch, so it should all be smooth sailing now
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Thanks SoS, it's been good fun!

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Vash, your pic of the grapes has given me good memories of my first year in Oz in 1960. After staying for a while with a sister, I rented a room with share facilities in a big old house in Prospect Road, Prospect. Apart from half a dozen old garages at the back, there was a derelict tennis court with the high wiring covered in grave vines. Somewhere there is a photograph of me holding a huge bunch of grapes, and after coming from England, for me to see them growing so freely was astonishing. The big old corner house is still there, now surrounded by a high wall, but the tennis court accessed from the side road, has been redeveloped.
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I have a mate who lives in Prospect, and I often drive up Prospect Road, so I should hunt it down and take a look.

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I have a mate who lives in Prospect, and I often drive up Prospect Road, so I should hunt it down and take a look.

The house is adjacent to a few shops, and the long high wall goes around the corner. Impossible to miss!
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Great photos and update Vash.... I like the look of your garden, seems greener than a lot I've seen in Adelaide
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^^ Thanks mate.

So, a few things have changed recently, and I decided they're worth an early update (incidentally, I didn't get the Purchasing Officer job).

In the first week of January I was approached by an old friend seeking to expand his business (he provides corporate services and air conditioning). We had a little chat, and a week later I was employed as a Key Account Manager (one of my dream jobs!)

The company is located in Littlehampton and I live in Playford, so it's a 1 hour commute to work each day. But I drive through the hills, so it's also beautiful and quiet.



My new income has allowed us to upgrade from our trusty 1998 Magna battle wagon. I managed to find Mrs Stampede a 1996 Mazda Astina in near pristine condition, with a genuine 66,600km on the odometer:











We paid $2,450.

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I went for a 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 with 2.0 DOHC Twin Spark engine, Selespeed transmission, and a genuine 106,800kms.













It cost us $3,000 and it's a lot of fun to drive.

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We have moved the pups to a new school. Their previous school was a Category 2; their new school is a Category 5. The difference is substantial, and the pups are thriving.











^^ Check out the hard man in the shower, with his crew cut and tats!

It's shaping up to be a good year.
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Good on you. I loved the 156 when it came out - it certainly broke the mould in terms of styling. A good friend of mine had one which he really enjoyed driving, but be warned, it has a terrible reputation for reliability
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It's all still awesome Vash! Well done to you and your family.
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