Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gotta love holidays

Queenstown was great. Just being away with Rupes for a few days without work, social life, chores, etc was great. We got to hang out...and it was lovely. We had good weather, and made the most of it. We jetboated (scary!), met up with an old mate for dinner (yum), did the gondola and luge (woo hoo) and a trip out to Walter Peak farm on the Earnslaw.

It was just a really really nice time away. And good fun. And we ate and drank wayyyy too much!

Of course, now we're back to reality, both busy at work, and we had a great day in the garden today catching up on all those chores and projects that were on hold due to the lousy weather.

It is nice to be home. Nice to see the dogs and cats again. Oh and our new couch arrived today so that's pretty nice too :-)
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Time for a holiday

It has been such a busy couple of weeks. Rupes and I took a three day break last weekend and spent it demolishing the old fence between us and the neighbours, and building a new one. It was a big job...but the good news is that the new fence now means the dogs pretty much stay in their yard with no escapes! Which will be good news for our neighbours who kindly take our mutts to their place for the day.

Work has been really busy - which is all good, but has meant a few extra hours this week. We were getting ready to leave for work this morning (Friday) for our last days at the office. It was raining (what's new) so I grabbed Toby and we ran out to the carport, where the dogs live on wet days. I forgot the crossbar above the carport gate...and smack! Across the top of my nose, and my right eye and upper cheekbone. Wonderful. Nice bruising, a wee bit of a shiner. What a great start to my day! more sleep and we will be winging our way to Queenstown. Very excited, and looking forward to catching up on some sleep, seeing a friend or two, and exploring NZ's own winter wonderland. It will be nice just to hang out with Rupert too - this month marks our tenth year together and our eighth wedding anniversary, so what better way to celebrate that than a nice room at a swanky hotel :-)

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