**WARNING - THIS POST COULD CAUSE VOMITTING, STRESS, PANIC ATTACKS, DEPRESSION **
OK, so the latest gossip around the traps, is that CC*AA have allocated up until the 14th Nov 2007. Crap, only 7 days. BUT, it is absolutely fabulouso news for my friends who were logged in on the 11th! They are in! Of course, you can never count your chickens until they arrive in the mail... but I'm celebrating anyway!!!
7 days. Geez Louise. We have 99 days, (between 14 Nov 2005, and 22 Feb 2006 - our Logged In Date)... making our approx wait = 14 months. If they start allocating 10 days per month, we get down to only 10 months. 15 days per month, lands us at 6.5 months. It's incredible what a difference only a couple of days can make. I was still really hoping for a Christmas referral... I know things can change, but recent events have proven things lengthen.
Maybe I should start planning our next family holiday?!!! That seemed to be a fantastic distraction, and sure did make the time fly!
I went to Uni today! (University). Ooo... I did feel very clever, young and funky!!! haha! I was invited to a talk on the Great Wall of China, spoken by the Curator of a Great Wall of China Museum exhibition, currently showing in Melbourne. It was really interesting. Here are a few facts that I picked up:
* It took 2,000 years to build the Great Wall
* It isn't one wall, but several walls, built by different Provinces for different reasons
* You cannot see it from the Moon
* Alot of Chinese people don't like the Wall, as many of their ancestors were forced to build it and died.
* It isn't all built out of brick and stone. Some parts are made from a sandy cement mix, made with local sand
* In 1987 it was Heritage Listed, you cannot remove any part of the wall, or you will be fined thousands of dollars
* Just a few weeks ago, a coal company pulled down a part of the wall, so their trucks didn't have to drive around it.
She showed some great photos, and the exhibition people have released a book about the Great Wall.
I can't wait to see the Great Wall, in "real life"! I'd love to see the Terracotta Warriors too... but we'll see how much time we have. China is so rich in history... I love it!