05.04.2010 20 °C
Happy Belated Easter to you all!!
I left the last blog as we were about to head off to Hamilton for the balloon festival....
Our first stop in Hamilton was to meet the newest member of the family. Gerald's cousin Matt and his partner Kelly introduced us to gorgeous Penny, just 6 days old. She is beautiful and very much loved by her big brother Jamie who did not want to give her up for others to hug!!! Then it was onto David and Eriko's as we were heading to the Balloon Night Glow with them and the kids. The balloon glow was good to see, balloons of all different sizes, shapes and colours filling up at the same time and then glowing in time to the music! Gerald's uncle helps to organise it so we were treated to passes into the VIP area with free food and drinks, a great view of the balloons and a firework finale! Thanks Noel!
Last week was a quiet one for me work wise as schools were breaking up for Easter. I just did one day in a year 5/6 class, totally out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed it as it was a lovely class in a nice school just down the road from me. I have had a couple of bookings for next term already so hopefully I will continue to get plenty of work.
We have had quite a relaxing easter weekend, we did attempt a road trip on the Saturday to Whangarei as we had heard about the Native Bird Recovery Centre that has a Tui that mimics his owner perfectly and chose his own name.....Woof Woof! Unfortunately we had both forgotten how different NZ is compared to the UK over the Easter period....EVERYTHING closes! So after hours driving to the bird centre it turned out to be closed! It was a beautiful drive though and we took a couple of scenic routes along the coast etc so it wasn't a waste of time!
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