Dunedin Teachers College Reunion - the year of 1985 - we congregated in Wellington - a lot have settled there because others had. Great to hang out with a few soul mates and friends from a long time ago. Talk about talk. All pretty much still teaching ..... no blokes brave enough to face it !
Week with Mum and Dad in Christchurch - just hanging - Grandchildren - Grandparents - such a privilege and a delight. History lesson number 1 - Young Victoria - lovely movie - nothing too memorable. Also great to catch up with cousins and friends .... ohhhh the South Island ....
Enviroschools Hui - Otaki - Tainui Marae - awesome - finding out about Te Rauparaha from within his own hapu. Hearing about Climate Change from a Maori Perspective...... Tane and Tangaroa have always fought ... so don't live in that zone where they meet !!! Tawhiri has always been angry - we've just been feeding him and giving him more power ..... look out !!
Andrew now in full time employment with the Greater Wellington Regional Council ..breakfast together and even car pooling to town one morning a week !
Mummas and Bubbas gathered at our place in the second week of the holiday - our antenatal group that have been the best support and friends - all of the kids continue to be great mates.
Mum and Dad flying visit to Masterton .... come to look at options for moving up here soon. Very exciting. Anika can't wait ... she thought the motel was their new house ... was a bit small !!
Garden nearly under control - fully mulched .. potatoes in ... more and more summer veges planted out - pumpkin and bean seeds in the ground ... more lavenders planted on the bank .... more bits - especially daisies planted in the bigggg bank area ... currently rediscovering the area in front of the solar panels.
Painted the french doors outside again ... a touch up and a finish off ... good weatherproofing .. the beginning of some more outside finishing off now that we have lawn and people will stand out the front and look at the house.
Now a lovely evening tonight - history lesson number 2 - being swept into a different time and place with Coco Avant Chanel - a gorgeous movie - Audrey Tatou plays it beautifully (as she did in Amelie). Andrew then went to It might get loud - so is now playing his guitar and listening to Led Zeplin.
This coming week ... most of the Stewart female relatives are having a night out at Mumma Mia staying at the lovely Copthorne Oriental Bay - then driving home to celebrate Christine's 40th at the Gladstone Vineyard the next day.
So ... it has been an uplifting, exciting couple of months and that includes nothing of the joys Anika and Hazel bring each day in their own little ways. Life is good.