Shoshannah had to be at school by 8am to sort out gear for next weeks Outdoor Ed camp.
She was very keen to drive herself out there now she has her licence.
So after a pow wow with Nathan, who reminded me with big brotherly concern that young folk on restricted licences are at the most risk of accidents, and he also checked with me that she had enough money in the bank to cover her insurance excess.
It is nice to have a concerned & supportive older brother in the house 😉
So with some trepidation I agreed that she could drive herself out to Richmond.
Nathan & I figured that if she was leaving at 7:30am she would be missing the rush traffic.
So she was up early and ready to leave by 7:30am, under instruction to text me as soon as she arrived.
At 8am she called me to say she had arrived safely, but also mentioned that she had not taken her own camping gear so she had to return to pick it up!
So she ended up driving back home and out to Richmond again in the midst of the rush traffic after all.
She did the two return trips with no mishaps so we put it all down to her getting lots of practise 😉
Azzan was not that keen on the idea of biking to school today.
He had slept in and was not looking terribly happy.
I just thought he was tired from last night so I gave him a hurry up out the door and sent him off to school.
Then I raced through the shower and got ready for a busy morning.
Sarah flew up from Christchurch so I zipped out to the airport to pick her up.
Then we came into town and had brunch & a good catch up at The Suter Cafe.
Called in to say g’day to Glen, and then dropped off her bag at her motel.
She then came to suss out my new abode and hung out here for a while.
Marah came to drop her wwoofers off in town.
But on the way her vehicle was playing up.
She managed to get to my place around midday and we called the mechanic.
So while he checked it over she and the kids hung out here.
Uncle Nathan enjoyed some niece time 🙂
Aaliyah thought he was pretty funny 🙂
Aaliyah and Nonna took some selfies while her Mum was busy with Eden.
That was fun 🙂
Uncle Nathan showing that he is quite capable of multi tasking!
The work on the truck took quite a while so everyone was getting rather weary.
Sarah & Marah had some chill time with Eden on my comfy sofas.
Kolo (France) & Kat (Germany) went for a walk to the top of the Centre of NZ while they waited.
Finally it was time to leave so I grabbed some photos first.
Kolo is quite a character and was hamming it up for the camera 🙂
We transferred everything from Marah’s truck into mine and parked hers up here until the mechanic can figure out what to do with it.
I took the woofers and Sarah into the city and dropped them all off.
Azzan arrived back from school looking dreadful.
He fell into his bed and I found him there when I got home still fully clad in his uniform.
When I realised that he was not going to get up and go to Youth Group I figured that he wasn’t shamming this morning
He loves Youth Group so this was serious stuff 😦
By night time I managed to get him out of his uniform and tucked in properly.
He was beginning to run a fever so I gave him some Disprin before I went off to bed.