Monday, 22 February 2010

Culinary Etiquette


Air New Zealand Chief Executive Rob Fyfe:
“For those who choose, the days of sitting in economy and yearning to lie down and sleep are gone. The dream is now a reality, one that you can even share with a travelling companion – just keep your clothes on.”


Saturday, 20 February 2010


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Good turn-out to the boys cricket on Saturday.  James was very proud to receive ‘player of the day’; his first for the season.  Henry and James seem to be enjoying themselves and their skills are all falling into place – at least age wise.
Birkenhead Leasuire Centre also had a “family free day”, so after cricket we took in some rock climbing and swim.  Only wish they did that more often.


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Waihi Gold


Went searching for some gold on Sunday – well sort of.  The Biscuits and Milhal’s went on a road trip to Waihi Beach via the Karangahake Gorge.  The gorge is the sort of place that you drive past a thousand times without ever stopping – so we finally did!  The whole area was part of a large gold mining operation from early last century.  It has been transformed into a reserve and native bush is progressively reclaiming it back leaving lots of great walking tracks and cool tunnels.  We spent the first part of the day at Waihi Beach: had a great swim in the surf followed by a scrummy picnic and then a long walk through the gorge; a refreshing swim in the Ohinemuri river before drudging back to Auckland in the car. It’s a “do-again-a”.

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Friday, 5 February 2010

School Year 2010 - finally


Yes.  Kids are back at school. Great holidays but good to put them behinds us.  This year Jack is going to Ponsonby Intermediate.. it is out of zone for us and his name had to go into the ballet and while he missed out on the first draw, he was thankfully able to sneak in via the short list. 
He catches the bus over the bridge and back – quite a adventure for a 10 year old but all good.
And YES he is allowed to take his skateboard to school – they have a ramp for practice during lunch break. What!