A ha! Yes, I am down on the mainland, on a long overdue visit to the whanau. My brother has been kind enough to vacate his premises so that I have his place all to myself – and the Mr’s. Something I’m sure to do with his new love. Awwww 😆
The Mr’s coped well with a ridiculously timed late night flight. Ridiculous only because their mother was too concerned with “Grabbing a seat” to pay any attention at all with the time it was actually departing and flying. Big, black tired eyes aside, they coped really well on the flight. They have since spent a day full of crammed in holiday activities with Pop and the cousins. A very quiet day is on the cards at Nana’s place tomorrow!
OK – and just a quick gripe…. one of the reasons my visits down here are so few and far between have a lot to do with the “politics” of the parental units. A late in life divorce makes life seriously tricky – especially when the kids get caught in the middle trying to make sure we don’t make a wrong move with giving a second more time to one of the units than the other. You guys are 20 years older than me…… I soooooo don’t need it!!
Ok, gripe over – cos really – you could tune into Days of our Lives if you want soap opera, right?!
Apart from all that nonsense, we’re having a good time. I set foot into one scrapbooking store today – and am hoping to pop into another tomorrow. It is so much fun poking around a store you don’t normally frequent – it’s like a treasure trove of brands, papers, shiny things, ribbons, brads, papers, rubons, papers, bling…… OK, can you tell I was a wee bit excited?? Donna, I was reasonably controlled, so try your best not to laugh out too loud?!
I woke this morning to the news that the 4 million or so of us riding on the black boat had our dreams dashed – by ONE second. Awwww MAN!!!!!! I have to say I am so pleased that although it is gutting to be that close yet that far, most of those filmed seemed to express nothing but pride in the efforts of Team NZ. A heart breaking result – but giving it all til the end…. it’s what we like to see.