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First Few Days in Hunstanton

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Hey All,

We have arrived in Huntstanton safely and have now been here two nights. We caught the train up from Kings Cross Station, London and arrived in Kings Lynn which is about 15 mins from Huntstanton at 3 in the arvo on Saturday. The trip was fine and took us through some English countryside which was nice to see. Aunty Kathy picked us up in Land Rover with Matthew and within minutes of arriving in Hunstantion we had already arranged a job interview with a local pub. After finding ourselves in what seems like a castle, Brett and I chucked some better clothes on and headed into the town centre to the Wash and Tope pub. The interview went well but the place wasn't sure of how many hours they could give so the bloke said he would call around and see what else he could find for us.

After leaving, we walked around for a bit before walking back past the Wash and Tope. The bloke that had interviewed us ran out and told us to go straight around the corner and speak to a lady in another pub. We made our way across and spoke with her for a bit and things looked good and she said she would give us a call to come in a do a trial shift.

So anyway, we made our way back to the house and had our fingers crossed that she would call. The house here is massive. It was once an old hall or something and I swear I am still yet to see the whole house. Brett and I are sharing a room on the second floor, but there are about 6 other bedrooms within the house. The garden is huge also, and is guarded by a large moat that surrounds the area - I told you it was like a castle and that is one reason why!!

After unpacking etc. Brett and I just mucked around with the kids - Eleanor(15), Matt (13), Sarah (8) and little Johnnie (4). After dinner, we just talked in the lounge room catching up after not seeing each other for about 5 yrs.

On Sunday morning, Brett and I were woken by the phone and hoping that it was the lady re. the job I raced downstairs to grab it. We were in luck as it was her asking us each to come in during the day for a trial. I was asked to come in at 12 so had to race around to find something to wear etc. as it was already 10:30. Anyhow, I managed to find something and headed down to the pub. It is called Chives and isnt really a pub but rather a Wine Bar. The shift went well and at 4 I headed home. Brett was due to start at 6 so I quickly tried to give him some pointers on what to do etc. before he set off.

I spent the evening playing cricket outside with Matt and at about 7, Rebecca (18) arrived from London and so she became the centre of attention for the rest of the night. Brett came home from work at about 11:30 after being bombarded by customers on a balmy summer Sunday's night - Im so glad I did the afternoon shift. Anyway, his shift went well also and he is now (Monday night) back at the bar doing a second shift. Sandra, the owner, has said that she needs one full-time and one part-time so Brett and I will have to discuss that, but Sandra doesn't mind if we split the shifts which is good.

However, we haven't actually been told that we have the jobs yet, but we are presumming that we do especially considering that Brett is working as I speak.

This morning though, Brett and I needed to find some more clothes to wear for work so Auntie Cath set out to find us some stuff. She came back with a pair of pants that fit me pefectly and a nice shirt that Brett and I will be able to share. However, Brett still needed another shirt and I needed some shoes and a belt so this afternoon Auntie Cath dropped us into town and we hunted around for some things, eventually finding some stuff in a small op shop - stingy but good clothes still so we are happy!

Today we also went for a walk along the beach with the rest of the family and were out for about 2 hrs...nice to breathe some clean air as opposed to that of London. However, Brett and I were hating the hayfever!!!!

Well it is now 10 and Brett is still working away (hehehehe). Sorry about the dullness of thuis entry...but atleast it brought good news with the jobs!

Speak Soon,

Chalkers

Posted by chalkers 04:50 Archived in England

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