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Windy Wellington, Work and Wicked Wednesdays

but no WIN for the Chiefs!

semi-overcast 18 °C

Hello all!

Well Gerald continues to jinx any success the Chiefs may have, with a further 2 losses and a draw since my last email! Let's see if this weekend will be any different, he is off to Hamilton on Saturday night to see them....

Gerald has now taken up hockey as a way to keep fit, the first few sessions pretty much killed him and he ached for days afterwards (and moaned about it!) but he is enjoying it. The team are quite commited and expect everyone to run 9km every Thursday night as well as train on a Tuesday and play against other teams on a Sunday. Not my idea of fun!

Since schools have gone back I have been working loads! Last week I did 4 of the 5 days, this week I am fully booked and I am already booked in for 2 days next week - no rest for the wicked! All the schools are ones I have taught at before which is nice as I know how to get to the school, know the routines and lots of the children. I am now getting requested by schools as they all seem happy with me, a private school I have taught at said I was 'the best find in years' which I thought was very nice!!!

Last Wednesday we saw the Stereophonics at a venue pretty much on our doorstep (The Powerstation), it was a great night and they did all the hits we were hoping for. The venue only holds about 1000 so once they left the stage we headed out to walk home and amazingly were back in our apartment in under 5 minutes, life in the city is so convienient!!!

This Wednesday we were at the Civic theatre to see Rent. The theatre out here is a huge deal compared to in London where there are so many that you can just grab a great deal off the street at the last minute. We felt very under-dressed as everybody was in their 'best' clothes and the theatre was PACKED! I think the last time we went in London the theatre was so empty, despite being a big broadway show, we were upgraded to better seats much nearer the front! We really enjoyed it and it was another good night out. Shows only tend to be on for 2 weeks before touring the rest of the country so you have to be quick off the mark getting your tickets.

For the weekend entertainment we flew to Wellington to see both of Gerald's sisters and the children. Wellington is known for being windy and we hit some great turbulance on the way there, the wind definitely chilled things down but it was sunny most of the time. On saturday I was given a tour of Wellington with a nice drive around the main parts. In the evening Gerald and Kevin went to the rugby with the kids Nicholas and Kate whilst Alison and I went for drinks in the city. On the Sunday we had a family brunch and then we played 18 holes of crazy golf in this cool place called Carlucciwood. The place has been decorated with all these crazy sculptures made of scrap metal and the like. It was a really cool place and the more you looked the more you saw! The course was lots of fun even though I was absolutely rubbish at it!

So that brings us up to date with everything.....hope this finds everybody well and happy

Posted by bumblebum 21:48 Archived in New Zealand Tagged living_abroad

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