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Well… it has been a while now since I have written anything (as Anita keeps reminding me), so here I am, typing away while watching Melrose Place (there is nothing else to watch at the moment – honest!).

Oh, and there is a double reason to write an entry now – it’s another way to remind you all to vote for my photo! Ha ha!!
So, in case I’ve missed annoying you about this over the past couple of days, here is what I’m talking about!
Auckland held a Lantern Festival for the Chinese New Year, so we wandered down to Albert Park to take a look and took some photos. The week after, Anita’s sister pointed out that there was a photo competition to enter, so Anita and I posted a few photos each. To our surprise, one of mine was short listed! So, in case you have not done it already, here’s what I’d like you to do, and to tell all your family and friends to do, both from your work computers and your home computers! (yes, I can be pushy when I want to)
Go to this web site and vote for the last photo called Dog Guarding Sheep. At the time of writing I am in the lead, but only just, and the others are catching up! Don’t delay, vote now!! Ha ha!!
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Right, what else have we been up to? LOADS!

We joined the Uni Rec Centre last week, it’s a cheap option, is just down the road, and has Zumba classes for Anita to enjoy (she has given up on the running lark). We sort of joined at a bad time tho, as last week was a busy one! After having many interviews for about 6 different jobs, with no one seeming able to make any decision about who to hire (me or anyone else), I got an interview for a contract job at Gen-i, a part of Telecom. The interview was on a Thursday, I had the job offer that night and the contract signed the next Tuesday! Since I was not starting until the following Monday, Anita and I took off to Waihi Beach for a couple of nights. We met up with Alwin and Daisy, staying with them, and also meeting up with an old friend of mine – Matthew Fulton. I also went out fishing one morning with Alwin and his dad, catching a good amount of fish! And not getting sea sick! Ha ha!
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So, I’ve been working all this week (yes, every day!) but I’m not the only one! No, no, no!! Anita has now had four days of relief teaching, in four different schools. In fact she has now taught for three of the last four school days! If this keeps up we will be rolling in the cash!

I’ve decided to get myself a season ticket for the Chiefs this year, since I am actually in the country for the season, and it gets me a ticket to see the All Blacks play Wales. Last Friday was their first home game, so Anita and I went down to Hamilton – me to go to the game with David and Anita to carry on to visit Eriko and the kids until us boys got home. Nothing needs to be said about the game tho, right? It’s not just me getting a season ticket tho, the above mentioned Matt and a couple of his friends have done as well, so Anita and I will be spending a bit of time in Hamilton over the next month or two!

Last weekend was such a busy one for us. After the rugby on Friday, we had dinner with Tim and Renee on Saturday night, at a nice place across the road from where we live – our first dinner out in this country! And on Sunday we drove up to my Aunt Bev’s place and had lunch while I installed her wireless internet. Um, oh and we also looked after my cat, Starr, for the weekend while my parents were off looking for a place to retire to. Which leads onto bad news as Starr is now at the vets with sudden weight loss, a temperature and dehydration. Poor Starr!

Right, that’s about all for now. Maybe I should write these a bit more often, to make sure they don’t get too long or lack any amount of detail! I’m sure Anita agrees with me too ;o)

That’s all for now…
me

Posted by Big.G 00:28 Archived in New Zealand Tagged round_the_world

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