Moments of 2015 in Rocky

Have been an incredible slack at regular blogging ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Here are a few happenings since moving to Rockhampton and before going on vacation!

A quick visit from Stacy and Christine during their drive up to Townsville at the beginning of the year!

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Officially starting work as doctors and being featured in the weekly hospital publication ๐Ÿ˜› with approximately 30 other wonderful colleagues!

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Experienced ice skating in Australia for the first time on January 18th. Winter Magic Ice Skating in Rockhampton – $18 for 1.5 hours on mediocre ice, in warm weather – the worst rental skates and ice conditions I’ve ever experienced (as a Canadian) but still so much fun! Being one the best skaters on the ice for once is pretty thrilling too ๐Ÿ˜›

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Thanks to everyone who came out!

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The Canadians have never sweated so much while skating ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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We have never had so many Huntsman spiders join our household until moving to Rockhampton. It is ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING. You know the well known fact that everything is a nope nope in Australia? That fact is correct.

OH HI GUYS

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CAN I COME IN? PLEASE?

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TOO LATE, I’M INSIDE.

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Laugh at me or not. Those photos were taken on different days and were different spiders! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have also had the opportunity of making many new friends and getting to know my old ones better, including one of my best – Amanda! โค

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We can often be found enjoying delicious food together, including this tasty beef wasabi pizza from Pizza Capers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Visiting Mt Jim Crow with friends on February 7th. A gorgeous view!

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Looks more dangerous than it really is

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Pretty man with a pretty view

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We even caught a rainbow…

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Got nasty mosquito bites

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And ran into this fella lazily feasting

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The gang who climbed Mt Jim Crow!

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A few beautiful beach days were enjoyed!

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A quiet Valentine’s Day this year, as we do every year. I was working and Michael was off. I came home to a delicious home made dinner and some of our favourite red wine! Thank you love!

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Let us take a minute to remember Tropical Cyclone Marcia that hit Yeppoon on February 20th as a Category 4 and Rockhampton as a Category 3 later that day. Michael was meant to start work in the afternoon but it was too dangerousย to go in. I was in hospital as the storm was passing through, here’s a short clip…

Received this photo from a friend who was home to give you an idea of the eye passing through!

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Many homes and businesses were affected by the storm, causing at least $750 million in structural damages. Lost power and water affected people for days, even weeks. Not to mention, the heat was unbearable!

The silver lining? Quality time and dinners in the dark. Very romantic no?

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We left for Brisbane on February 23, 2015. Still with no power but thankful we had clean, running water the entire time.

More adventures coming soon!

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