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Hello it's me again! Gerald is at work and I am still on my school holiday so I thought I would write another blog to keep myself occupied whilst I am all alone!

We have had a fairly busy couple of weeks....we have been trying to make the most of living so close to the city and so had a visit to a great little theatre called the Basement. They had a show on called Elimination Rounds which was hilarious! The venue is small so the performers were touching distance at times and the show was very interactive - a good night out.

We went to the rugby in Hamilton and Gerald's team lost again so there is talk of banning him from attending any more games as the 3 he has seen so far have all resulted in loses, he is Gerald the Jinx!!!
As soon as the rugby finished it was back in the car to head to Cooks Beach. Gerald's aunt and uncle were having their 60th birthday party there on the Saturday so it made sense to go there from Hamilton.
We stayed in a bach (holiday home) just a minute or so from the beach and woke on Saturday morning to a beautiful, hot and sunny day!
The day was spent at the beach with some of G's family and then the 60s made a come back in the village hall as all of Shenagh and Sel's friends and family arrived in full 60s gear and spent the night dancing to the band. Lots of fun!
Check out the rest of the photos on here!!!

My friend Sarah from the UK arrived on Tuesday afternoon for a brief stay so I tried to give her a taste of Auckland in that short time!
Tuesday night was spent in The Juice Bar in Parnell watching Newton Faulkner play live. We were all in agreement that he was absolutely fantastic and although I love his albums he is much, much better on stage! He is extremely talented and has a great voice. It was a one man show and he was on stage for 2 hours entertaining us not only with his music but also his hilarious anecdotes. He was very, very funny! A great night!
Wednesday was a trip up the sky tower for the views (we could easily spot the apartment!) as it was a nice sunny day and then we had lunch on Mission Bay beach before heading to Kelly Tarlton's underwater world.
Thursday was a walk around the lovely Domain park and a wander around the museum before heading to the airport. Unfortunately I suspect poor Sarah is now stuck in LAX due to the volcanic ash in British air space....
Hopefully she will get home in time for work on Monday!

Today we are off to Hamilton for the rugby - lets see if Gerald can break the pattern!!!
Schools go back on Monday but I doubt there will be much work going the first week back, I have a booking for the following week already plus several other jobs throughout the term so hopefully there will be more to follow.
The highlight for this week is going to be seeing Stereophonics play right on our doorstep at The Powerstation.

That's all for now

Posted by bumblebum 15:46 Archived in New Zealand Tagged living_abroad

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