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Gigs, museum, zoo, beaches, interviews...

...a lot can happen in a week!

sunny 27 °C

The last week has been a mixture of busyness and laziness! Friday night Kirsten gave us free tickets to a gig at the zoo and then afterwards we went to see her boyfriend Andrew play with his band at a gig in the city. We had a very entertaining night!

Sunday we drove to Piha Beach on the west coast and Gerald did some kite flying while I did a bit of sunbathing, when we first got there it was quite overcast but it turned out to be a scorcher and I got a little pink despite the high factor suncream!
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Wednesday we headed to a beach just a short drive away – St Heliers – and spent a couple of hours enjoying the sun and sea breeze after Gerald had yet another interview. He is becoming a pro at interviews now and keeps applying for more jobs as the whole process here is soooo slow, he is still waiting to hear back on ALL but one job as to whether he has got the job or not. The one job that he didn’t get was because he was overqualified and they feared he would be bored and leave.

Thursday we took up the offer of visiting Auckland museum for free because we are residents of Auckland, so we spent time wandering around the exhibits as it was raining and we thought it would be a good way to spend some time. Gerald got offered another interview so headed off after lunch to that and within half an hour of getting home had the call to say the job was his!!!!!!!! Hooray! So contracts need to be signed and it is likely he will start work on the 8th March.

Today we went to the zoo. We get to go free (are you seeing a pattern here yet?!) as Kirsten works there which is fab as it is a great place to spend the day. We spent most of the time watching the tiger cubs (who are now pretty much HUGE) playing and lazing around in the sun. I went a bit photo crazy as they were right by the glass of the enclosure.
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Tonight we are off to the Auckland Lantern Festival to celebrate Chinese New Year. We have heard it is really beautiful so thought that we should check it out. They put on loads of entertainment and it is pretty much walking distance from our place so easy to get to (oh and it’s free of course, ha ha ha!)

No other news for now
xxx

Posted by bumblebum 19:55 Archived in New Zealand Tagged round_the_world

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WOW! what more can we say! So glad that you are both settling down and are having sume success with employment! You are missing very little here other than rain or snow! ( at this very moment we having yet another a sleet shower going on!) lov e the photos of the beach - but have loved all your photos! Keep well and give our love to Kirsten XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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