Friday, 24 October 2008
He has been left behind to do all the sorting and packing, makes a change I have done it at least 12 times in 32 years. Finally every thing is on the high seas and it should arrive here in NZ on 9th November.
He has sorted his employment out, well it's a hobby really as he does not want to retire completely yet awhile, but happy to just work a few hours a week from home and the occasional trips to places far flung every now and then to feed his travelling bug.
The Grand kids have been continuously asking " When does Grandad arrive " and finally I can now say "Today"
Monday, 20 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I have been on the move a lot and this does not help the situation.
I can pick up my emails on anyones computer but blogging takes a while so do not have this advantage at present.
As soon as we get back into our own house this will all sort itself out ...so please be patient...we should be "Home" mid November.
Monday, 13 October 2008
I am still sort of homeless and staying in a neighbours house off and on with little stays with another neighbour. I have to move out of the house this weekend as Shirley's relatives have already booked it for four nights away by the lake and a break away from the city, but no problem there, I am just ultra grateful for the use of it.
A quick flit along the street to Lynne and Keith's and back into the spare room, Lynne and I have decided we must walk more and Saturday evening when there was "nothing " worth seeing on the TV, off we went we did not go far just looked around the neighbourhood at who had done what to their section, I learnt about the new people moved in, and the new houses that have been built and are up for sale before the owners have had chance to move in, guess this is a sign of the not so good economic situation at present. So we may not have walked far but we did a fair amount of talking.
I have caught up with the group who meet on a Friday and "stitch" lots of talking was done last Friday and not to much stitching.
I went along to Embroiders Guild and did some more talking there.
I have been to the Aquatic centre to check on the Aqua- Robics and the Aqua jogging, then went off to the shops for a new swim suit, my suit from Dubai has taken quite a hammering one way and another extremely well used and when I tried it on here it was a disgrace, faded and rotted with the chemicals in the pool.... I actually managed to get two ... a wonder really as I always struggle to get just one. So I am all fitted out and will be at the Aquatic Centre tomorrow morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed.
I then went to Skyline Skyrides to book my yearly pass, now that we are silver haired we get a great deal for just $18 a year you get to ride the Gondolas as many times as you wish and then you get 30% off all food and drink while at the top. Skyline Rides is worth a look if you have never seen them. They are situated just above our house on the Mount Ngongotaha, we live under this mountain and it saves our house from a lot of rain at times, but puts us into a frost area as it drops off the montain.
So a busy day in the sunshine.
Friday, 10 October 2008
There was 2 photographers at the wedding Alex and his assistant and they were taking the same picture from different angles all the while, I think this could make for some great shots. If this one is a taste of things to come I think they are going to be well pleased with their pictures..
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
I thought the boys were again watching Funky Monkeys on DVD, but how wrong I was.
Alex was apparently playing with the kitchen scissors....Ok I know as a mother you can now imagine exactly what I am going to say or even show you.
Before I do I can honestly say that I didn't even notice this until he started having a hissy fit in front of me because I took the scissors away from him and then I noticed the problem.
Ok, I can hear you all say, we are all sat down now waiting for this horror story, we are prepared for the worst........here goes
This picture shows you exactly what Alex just got up to, very quietly like all things are when children are being sneaky, playing with the kitchen scissors...
Now am I allowed to SELL him???
I called Jeanie and she had no idea who owned it, But Shirley's sister and her husband had been in Rotorua from Auckland over the weekend so may be they stayed at the house, she would call them and check.
So Monday afternoon she called me with the final installment of the saga.
Yes! The sister had been to see her elderly mother who is in a residential home here in Rotorua bought her out to the house for an hour and she packed her bag and put it in the car before taking Mother back to the home and low and behold her husband forgot to do his, thus it got left in Rotorua as they drove straight back to Auckland from the home.
They asked for me to put the stuff in the wardrobe and they will pick it up next time they pass through.
So quite a tame ending to the mystery after all. But gave us something to talk about for a few hours.