Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Dad, Are we there yet?

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It’s just around the corner.. only 20 more mins. Ahhhh – That’s what you said last time.

Abel Tasman 2009: What a great experience. I have to rate it right up there with the best. We started off weighed down with food and clothes, it was a tough first 14km to the campsite at Anchorage Bay. Early on Day 2 we quickly arranged for the two heavier backpacks to travel by sea to the next stop and we set off feeling much lighter. The scenery was world class (now that we could enjoy it) – dotted with lots of sandy bays to cool off in. Just fantastic! On day 2 I declared Bark Bay to be the most beautiful beach in the world but that record was broken by Awaroa bay on day 3. This trip had everything, lots of sun, surf, a bit of rain, great tracks, appreciation of home comforts and some of the best coastline that the world has to offer.. I can’t wait to do it again in a few years time.

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Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Greetings

Happy Christmas! All the best wishes from our family to you and yours. Hope you enjoy the day as much as we are.
Presents – Breekie – Beach – Lunch: have just finished some left-over's from last nights big meal. Boys are jumping in out of pool while still obsessing with their gifts from Santa. Angela has even given her new Sing Star a whirl.. I’m lying low for a minute or to until that wears off.
Must be time for some desert.

Christmas Cricket

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Countdown to Christmas

Tick tick tick - Not long to wait now. The Biscuit bunch are all set for Christmas:  School is out and skateboarding is the preferred holiday activity. My mum is off to S.A. to spend Christmas with her sister and my brother. We are gearing up for a boxing day departure to the South Island for a tramp in Abel Tasman park followed by some R&R with the Beeby’s in Timaru.  We have been enjoying an unusually warm and sunny December with crossed fingers that the sun holds the clouds away over the next 8 weeks and preferably longer..  May the T-shirts and BBQ’s reign – bring on the beach weather.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

School Prize Evening

Skate Practice

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The master in action.  He asked mum to take a video so he could like, like show Matt his new trick.

Yes – he has asked the I re-concrete the driveway to make it smoother.  He’ll have to see Father Christmas about that though!

Monday, 7 December 2009

The dog days of summer

It was great sunny day yesterday.. we treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast and then opted for the laid back route.

This is a video of our little friendly neighbour, who loves popping over to visit Henry.

WIKI: The phrase Dog Days or "the dog days of summer", refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. Actually this probably just describes my day as Ange did bake a Christmas cake - go girl!