nico_collard

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    kicking butt and taking names *das*
  • Birthday 10/23/1983

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    NSW, Australia
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    Teacher, raising a 3 yr old and growing a human.

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  1. nico_collard

    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Yeah, been a few times this year alone - Went to Costco in January and again in April, just before I fainted in the car (like, a couple of hours before ). Before that we hadn't been since 2014 when we bought baby stuff before Sam was born. Haven't stayed in Canberra itself for years, probably when I went there for professional learning when I was teaching swimming. The author is Matthew Reilly, he's an Aussie author and writes really action/thriller type stuff. The last book he wrote was part of a series and it's kinda archeological/mythical type story. His next book has time travel and stuff in it, should be good! I've met him a couple of times already. First time was at a convention (Supanova for the Aussies) - He wtas incredibly friendly and took his time with everyone in the line, despite just getting back into doing public stuff after his wife died. Second time was at a book signing outside a bookstore in 2016. That one coincided with the last book coming out and again he was lovely and had great chats with everyone. It's a shame you missed out on going to a signing Terry Pratchett did. I wonder if I kept that Terry Pratchett book I had? Well I'll be buggered! That's really weird! Oooooooh, exciting news! Even though my birthday isn't for another month, I know what Derek has gotten me for my birthday (mostly cause I used his credit card to buy it )... Hanson are doing shows with a symphony and we're going to it (interestingly, in Canberra)! I also joined their fan club so I could get presale and I requested a meet and greet
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Okay, I just saw this post Yep, that describes Orange well and truly I swear a good number of people in this town go on a Facebook page called Spread the Word in Orange - there's no admin so of course any posts aren't watched and there's rampant bullying but occasionally there;s some amusing stuff. Oh, and every public holiday people have to ask what shops are open and when it snows people have to ask if there's snow on the mountain/the roads are open/complain that the gates to the mountain are closed As for Banjo Patterson's birthplace, there's no hard evidence that he ever lived there, but surely there's some truth to it. Maybe he lived there as a child or something (it took me forever to remember what the shortcut was for that, all I thought was :smth: ) We're going to Canberra for the dirty weekend, hotel is booked but no plans besides sleeping in and doing a bit of shopping. Hotel also booked for Shania, and the plan is go to concert, sleep, then as we're going home we stop at the shopping centre in Penrith and I go to a book signing.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    I think he did he's fine now. I haven't been doing much lately, though Derek and I have decided to go away for the weekend for our wedding anniversary in November, which is exciting. Then in December we're going to see Shania Twain in Sydney.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Seems to be okay so far. Just have to try and keep Sam off Isaac, as it looks like Sam has conjunctivitis
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Thank you! He's a pretty chilled bub, doesn't react much when Samuel climbs all over and kisses him. Should be interesting tomorrow, Derek goes back to work
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Yeah, it definitely seems strange. And I bet the dogs loved the beach! Yep, makes it difficult being a carer for someone, though I would imagine caring for children would be a bit easier to manage than caring for an adult. Well baby has been born and we're home now. Here's all the important details: Name: Isaac Kazimierz (middle name came from Derek's grandfather on his mum's side) Date: 9/7/18 Weight: 3.86kg Length: 55cm
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Not long at all, got 6 days to go! Got so much stuff I need to get done beforehand though, like packing bags, organising the house etc. I also thought that getting the carpet and couch professionally cleaned was a great idea (actually it was, they're both really nice and clean), making appointments to meet with public schools for Sam to possibly go to in 2020, sorting out presents for Sam from the baby and a present for a friend who is turning 40 and keeping note of what I need to do when I go into hospital. I seem to be nesting at the moment... But at least it hasn't been cold today, though apparently it's supposed to snow outside of Orange on Sunday How's life going for you?
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    I'm just gonna start posting random crap cause I'm bored. This is me at the moment: This is also me, when I ask Sam if he needs to use the toilet (yeah, decided to start toilet training 😞 And this is Derek whenever we're in the car, I feel unwell.. yeah, just anytime (I had to find one where Jensen was, Derek thinks he's great): And this is me at the same time: But on the upside, I only had 3 weeks and 2 days before baby is evicted, unless he decides to evict himself... Overall... And I just realised excited is spelt wrong... But still, you get the idea!
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Bugger! I would say so. At least I'm not missing anything. Oooooh, gardening/cleaning... We've been trying to get the house all ready for bub, along with clearing out stuff to sell. Have managed to sell a few things so far and have $160 put aside We've been getting a bit of rain here, though not enough to make anything grow though.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Ugh, no-one's here... Night.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Not sure he really understands it TBH, he does kiss my belly sometimes but he's a bit rough. I'm sure he'll be a bit excited when bub is here. He followed my sister in law into the back room at mum and dad's while she was feeding my niece and was shushing her when she was crying Anyways, bub will be born on the 9th of July, if he doesn't decide to come beforehand.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    That doesn't sound very long at all! This one doesn't sound as bad...
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    It probably was just temporary. Annoying, but temporary. I've been able to tell when I'm getting tired so I try and rest then. At least I've still got plenty of time to get baby stuff done So, 9 more weeks to go! Ah, okay. I've found the smileys though I have to try and remember not to just type the shortcuts.
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    Yeah, little chance of relaxing I managed to get my school stuff done though was in hospital again the next Saturday, this time for 4 days. Still don't know what's wrong but apparently I don't have any DVTs in my legs, no clots in the brain, no new seizure activity, lungs are good and my heart's okay. If it happens again they're upping the clexane dosage to make sure I don't develop a blood clot. I think I heard some of the newer stuff through Spotify last week (I think). Anyway, I get to sort out some baby stuff over the next 9 or so weeks, I'll be having baby in 10 weeks time I have to ask... what's with the smileys? they look weird and they wouldn't work when I typed them in manually...
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    The Australian Thread: Party Twenty-Four

    You're a step ahead of me... I haven't listened to it at all Cheers Bianca! Hope you're doing well... Well I finished work a week early - On Sunday I passed out and was sick while we were travelling back from a highland gathering, was in a smaller hospital ER for a few hours and had to stay in said smaller town overnight cause the doctor was worried I'd get sick again on the way home... then the GP gave me the week off. So yeah... real fun here!