Monday, July 16, 2007
Tuesday - travel to Wellington, already over an hour late, as Braden had been sick the night before and I wasn't sure if he could go out to my friends house, so had to do that Tuesday morning before we left. After settling into our motel we went and had dinner at Hogs Breath, and saw Ocean's 13 at the movies.
Wednesday - we wandered down to Te Papa, didn't do the whole thing again, as it's only been a year since we went, but went to the Poisoners Exhibit. Then on to help set up the stand, pick up fellow workmates from the airport, and then I had some time to myself, while the guys 'worked' before dinner. Ginette McDonald was the speaker, really funny to listen to. 1 o'clock to bed.
Thursday - Ladies Day Out. We went to Parliament first, then up to the Kapiti Club for a cooking demonstration by Martin Bosley, then lunch, and back to town via Nyco Chocolates, and Prenzel Liquers, with shots in the bus on the way home. I was a good girl this year, only had a couple, as I wanted to enjoy the rest of the night. After changing and refreshing, it was on to drinks and nibbles, along with a performer/magician by the name of Nick Nickolas and then all the guys (and girls) from Jon's work went to Lonestar for dinner. We had hoped to be in bed early as we knew that Friday night was going to be late, but it was 1 o'clock again.
Friday - The morning to myself, so I went for a wander around the lower half of town, and then a semi-formal lunch, which starts at 12, and goes through till about 4. There were some awards, and entertainment and then it was back to get ready for the evening do. Cocktails at 6, through to dinner, awards etc, which go through the night, we left at 1am, we actually got kicked out as we were only booked in till 1, so headed down Cuba Mall and Courtney Place. Boy, did we get an education, we live a very sheltered life up here in little 'ole Matamata. We didn't end up going to bed till 5am.
Saturday - The conference had officially finished, so we slept in, had late breakfast, went go-karting, and shopping, a late lunch, visited Janine, and then went to see Carl Barron at the Opera House. OMG, that was high for someone who doesn't like heights, but it was all worth it to see him perform.
Sunday - we left our hotel about 10, headed out of town, stopped in at Dress Mart, and also at the Southward Car Museum, before heading back up the island, having a late lunch in Taihape, and getting home at 6.30. It was a nice quick drive back up the island, no delays, and the weather was good.
Today has been catching up on washing etc, unpacking the kids stuff, groceries (and dropping lunch boxes off at school, as there was nothing to put in them until I had gone shopping) and.... assembling their trampoline we had bought them, and had promised them as a treat if they were good while we were away.
A great week, but very tiring and busy, so looking forward to this week being a bit quieter.
I have been tagged by Ruth so here we go!
My roommate and I once: went to Scrapcamp together
Never in my life have I: done a bungy jump or skydive
High school was : just down the road from me
When I’m nervous : I get flustered
My hair : really needs washing
When I was 5 : I would walk to school, by myself!
When I turn my head left : some scrap pages hanging beside me
I should be : finishing the unpacking from the weekend (more on that later)
By this time next year : I will be unpacking from going to Conference 2008 Auckland.
My favorite aunt is : mmmm, don't like playing favourites
I have a hard time understanding : the male mind!
You know I like you if : I talk to you ?!?!?
My ideal breakfast is : anything, I'm naughty at eating breakfast, so if I get anything I'm doing well!
If you visit my home town : you won't get too excited!
If you spend the night at my house: be prepared to have the cat join you in the middle of the night
My Favorite blonde is :
My favorite brunette is :
The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : ummmm.......
I shouldn’t have been : staying up so late
Last night I: caught up on some much needed sleep, although I still need more
A better name for me would be : Sometimes, like all mums, I feel like I should have been called Superwoman
I’ve been told I look like : the other girl in town who looks like me
If I could have any car, it would be: I've always loved VW's, but I'm not much of a car personMmmm, who to tag. OK, I'll start with Sharon, Hannah, & Christi