The weekend disappeared somewhere – can’t really remember too much of what happened.
I have been trying to sort out the study and make room for stuff. Moved the photo copier just outside the study door which has left a huge gap – of course it got filled up fast with piles of stuff. Story of my life – sort this lot and make piles to be moved here and another there……
Anson arrived home Sat night, was really good to see him. Sunday we eventually had a fellowship meeting, Graham & Leon came and joined in, then after lunch Tim & Graham went out to get mussels and much hilarity continued with Leon and the kids. We watched a neat movie called ‘Dreamer’ – true story about a girl and a race horse which severely broke its leg and then eventually went on under her ownership to win the breeders derby – $4,000,000!!!
The girls were playing on the beach in the late afternoon and Mahalia came up with this young oyster catcher, she was really tickled that she had been able to catch it so easily.
Monday I was up at 5am and Tim took Azzan & me around to Elaine Bay to get my Nissan Safari. It has been off the road for nearly 3 months getting a new roof put on. It looks most flash now. Half way around I realised I had left my cell phone at home on the charger – darn it – felt like my right arm had been chopped off. I borrowed Tim’s which was stone dead flat, rang Anson for phone numbers and got him to monitor my calls.
We had a good trip out, got town in good time. Dropped off the Safari to get the warrant of fitness. Seb picked us up in Cat’s car and we went into Nelson to join the crew. Seb, Cat & Jen had driven out from work the night before and met up with Megan. We met up at Lambretta’s then decided to wander down to Morrison St for brunch. Liz called so Cat ran down to bring her to join us.
Azzan ordered his own brunch – banana split was all he wanted!!
We had a most enjoyable couple of hours and then I decided I really should go do some chores so Seb dropped me back. Safari had past with flying colours so that was a relief. I always hold my breath with trepidation that they will find something wrong and stuff up my town plans. Cat & Jen picked up Anna from the airport and headed over to Golden Bay for the week. Seb stayed the night with Tylers again and Azzan & I spent the night with John & Sally. After dinner we wandered over to the Camp ground and found some of the Correspondence families and made ourselves known.
Next morning we were up and packed, managed to do one job for Tim and then crawled along in the pre 9am traffic, found Seb on the side of the road, traffic was going so slow over Bishopdale that I didn’t have to stop – he just hopped in as I crawled past. Finally got to Fairfield House. Seb took off in the Safari to do some jobs for me and Azzan and I joined the Early Childhood group for the morning. They sang songs, played a cool game with a bouncy blanket – Azzan was right into that one.
They did other activities – weaving, roller painting, playdough & sewing. Before lunch they had a lot of fun blowing bubbles of all shapes and sizes and then Deb read them stories.
Seb came back and we swapped places. I shot down and got Anson’s RUC’s and then picked up my Japanese friend Kaori from Palmerston North who was having a few days holiday in Nelson. We had a lovely lunch together at The House of Ales, sitting at the street tables in the shade was lovely as the temps were quite high – for Nelson that is. I keep thinking ever time someone complains about the heat of 24’C that it was only a couple of weeks ago I was in Perth with temps of 41’C!! Relative isn’t it?
The boys walked down to meet us and I left the 3 of them to explore the Cathedral grounds and mosey around the shops while I shot out to get my computers sorted. I have bought a new iMac intel and my great techno MacGeek was getting them both sorted. Finally got things happening, went back and got veges, picked up the boys and then all our gear from JHohn & Sally’s. Computers were ready by then too so got them and then breezed past Estelle’s to see her bro about a speech programme that he uses on his computer. It is so cool – you just speak into a microphone and the computer types what you say. Brialliant for reluctant writers and spellers!!
We then went down and got pizza, called into get some of Anson’s gear and drove home. Got in at midnight, just had to set up the computers and make sure they were both functioning right. All is hunky dory so I am happy.
I have spent today playing with all the new programmes. Found a cool one called iComic and made a neat comic page of my bro Duncan. Anson got word today that his trip to the USA is all go. He will probably be leaving around 12 March so he is really excited.
Seb & Nate are changing rooms so there is a LOT of mess happening at the moment as Nathan sorts out all of his stuff. I think tomorrow I might have to help him determine what he keeps and what he biffs, he found it all rather overwhelming tonight.
Jesika had 2 lovely German house guests while I was in town. She had a great time with them, but they didn’t eat all her cooking so she bought all the left overs for dinner tonight. It was great not having to cook and it was also very delicious. We watched Liar Liar tonight. A very crazy story – but then what film starring Jim Carey isn’t crazy? But the moral of the story was good.