Happy Anniversary

This blog is one year old today. 😀

The original purpose of www.torkington.org was to let our friends and family know what we were getting up to once we emigrated to Australia. At the time we had no idea that the visa process would take so long. With all the paperwork now approved, we are only waiting for the Australian Imigration department to request our medicals and police checks. That should take place in the next few weeks and, fingers crossed, we’ll be in Melbourne early in the new year. 🙂

More importantly, though, this week Sara and I also celebrate “living in sin” together for 11 years. It’s hard to believe that we moved into this house at Grains Bar in September 1994. It will be hard leaving it behind but we plan to rent it out, rather than selling it, at least until we’ve properly settled down in Australia and want to buy another place of our own. 😮

True to form I completely forgot about this “anniversary”, so it was a nice surprise when I got home from the football to find that Sara had been out and bought champagne and party food. Everything was laid out and waiting when I got in, which really cheered me up after a miserable afternoon at Old Trafford. She’s a gem. 😀