Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Summer Begins....

Yesterday was the first day of Summer....
Same type of weather today too.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Hey, it's not been that long since my last post here.

Since Sept, I have learnt to make some cute creatures out of paper. (I need to be careful otherwise the house will be taken over by cicadas, butterflies, cranes and swans).

I'm sort of avoiding Aidy and Sarah's blog. They haven't seen Wellington in all its glory yet! Just wait until it's Christmas day and 28 degrees!!!

Well, that's it. Masterchef Australia is on soon.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tsunami Hits Samoa

An 8.3 Earthquake hit Samoa this morning, followed by a tsunami. My mom called me about 8 times and finally I woke up enough to answer my phone. We weren't sure how bad this would be and if it would hit New Zealand. She wanted me with her at her work. (This is the first time we've been through any act of God - other than same Earthquakes).

I got ready as quickly as I could. And since I might have been stuck there for a while, I took my laptop and camera, and of course a coffee. I was absolutely soaked when I finally got there!!!

At about 11am my Mom's boss got a phone call. Gisbourne had been hit with a 40cm wave.... not that big. So Mommy let me come home. I'm still checking the news reports but it seems to have ended. My clothes are still drying as I got even more soaked on the way home.

We just got back from the grocery shop, and it just seems eerily quiet. I wanted to get this post up in case any family members happen upon this. We are all fine! (Sorry)

Samoa is circled. In relation to the world.

Friday, 7 August 2009

I guess I should update this blog more often.
Since May, we have been to Hamilton.
Met A and S (who started they're world wide travels)
Gone to Doctors and Dentists.
Went to Auckland for SENZ
And loving that the sun is coming out more and more....

Thursday, 30 April 2009

One Year...

We have been living in Wellington


Flight from Auckland to Wellington
May 1st 2008
Arrived 2pm

Saturday, 25 April 2009

One Year Ago

We left Guernsey for the last time.
The 25th was our leaving good-bye party, and on the 26th we flew away.... to Jersey for a few days.

25th April 2008
We were packing up the last of the house to go into the container. Checked into a hotel and had a good bye party.

25th April 2009
Celebrated our first Anzac Day in NZ. And did some shopping - which seems to be normal for a Saturday.

Monday, 13 April 2009

A Journey to the Center of The Earth - In Review

Friday 10th April
We left Thorndon, Wellington at about 10am and drove up the middle of the country to Taupo, arriving at about 4pm.

Saturday 11th
We left Taupo to head up to Rotorua. On the way we stopped at this Hidden Valley Thermal Park. This was very cool to see. You could feel the heat coming from the water.
But sulphur smells! And it was a hot day! The mud pools were really amazing to see. Just lots of blob...blob...blob....

Tonight, for dinner I was given pine nuts in my pasta! Yuck! Nothing in the menu suggested pine nuts! So I took a dozen pills and got some soy milk and ginger beer when we got back to the hotel. In case you didn't know, I am allergic to nuts and seeds. My throat/tongue swells a little and my stomach starts trying to kill me!! I only had half my meal before I noticed the pine nut. So I wasn't that ill this time.

Sunday 12th
Happy Easter! I went outside for some fresh air while everyone was getting dressed and all these little kids and their parents were walking back to the hotel. Of course, it was an Easter Egg hunt. (I've never hunted for Easter Eggs). One of the hotel workers coming back with the little unfound eggs gave one to all the adults.

After breakfast we went to....


Heaven in a venti cup!

And walked back to the hotel via the Free Access Thermal Park. Lots of steam and a few mud pools.

We headed to the market near the lake, then back to the hotel for lunch.

Our hunt for the Buried Village begins! The Buried Village was buried after a Volcanic Eruption in 1886.

Monday 13th

The long drive home.
And not missing the smell of sulphur!