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  • Day1

    Our First Swim of the Season

    December 2, 2017 in New Zealand

    It seems that others are blogging so we thought we would join in. Whilst our travels might not be as exciting as everyone else's and our taste buds not as adventurous, we thought you might want to know what we do for fun in the Horowhenua.

    Today is the first day our pool is being used for the season. It has taken a while to get it just right but it is now safe and warm - 29 degrees.

    Poppy invited her Jazz Squad over for ice cream and a swim. There are a lot of girls and they make a lot of noise
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  • Day25

    Christmas in a Summer Wonderland

    December 26, 2017 in New Zealand

    We woke up Christmas morning to find Santa had been, delivering us all some magnificent presents. He was terribly generous.

    Poppys favourite gifts were a flamingo soft toy and some books.
    Mercina liked her turnboard and MacBook Air.
    Maria was pleased with her artwork and soft toy giraffe.

    Drove to Wellington for Christmas lunch, stopping to pick up Denny from Raumati along the way. Enjoyed a lovely Christmas Day with the Viatos' of Oriental Bay full of delicious food. Thanks to the cooks Mercina (Yiayia), Dina and Dimitra. Papou was in fine spirits and it was great to have him with us. Highlight was the after lunch nap, enjoyed by all around.

    In the evening, we visited Poppy's Nono and Nona, Peter and Katerina and played cards in a Bares fashion.

    Boxing Day, we visited Anna, John and the twins in the morning. Lunched with Catherine and Terry, before driving home to Levin, stopping briefly at Noel lemmings to pick up the one item Santa had forgotten!

    Looking forward to our trip to Hamilton, beginning tomorrow.

    (1) Gingerbread house made by Poppy.
    (2) Christmas Lunch.
    (3) Christmas Lunch again.
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  • Day2

    Trip to Exotic Climes

    December 3, 2017 in New Zealand

    Today we decided to travel to the coolest little capital in the world. We packed up our thick coats and left sunny Levin early in the morning. Our first stop was Te Hopai to visit patera. We lunched at Pita Pit where the Wellington Phoenix players also dine (as do the Hurricanes). Following an IT stop at mum's appartment we made our way to the Westpac Stadium to watch the mighty Phoenix trounce the Melbourne Victory. Somewhere along the way, we were sucked into an alternative universe - we actually witnessed the Phoenix throw away a 2 nil half time lead to lose 3 - 2 by full time. Dejected we returned to the little smoke minus Poppy who is staying in Wellington with her god parents tonightRead more

  • Day3

    Monday in Paradise

    December 4, 2017 in New Zealand

    It's easy to go to work on a Monday when you live in Paradise. The weather is always warm and you can have a swim in the work pool at lunchtime to cool off. Mercina had a great first day as an official college prefect as they had hand over followed by bowling in Kapiti. She returned to Levin just in time for a quick bite to eat and then it was off to a 3 hour dance rehearsal. I managed to mow the lawns and clean the pool again. The estate is looking pristine again. It's late in the evening and it is still warm here. Time for a dip in the pool.Read more

  • Day21

    Acrobatic Antics

    December 22, 2017 in New Zealand

    Hello, Poppy here. Last night Mercina and I had a lot of fun stretching and doing acro tricks on the lawn. We worked on tumbling, flexibility, jumps and leaps, partnering, and stunt work. I'm getting very close to my side Ariel and Mercina is developing a lot of strength. We had a fun time on the grass that evening. Sorry no pictures to attach but we have some form our dance show. Enjoy!Read more

  • Day29

    Homeward Bound

    December 30, 2017 in New Zealand

    Following another hearty breakfast, we left the Tron at 10am bound for the Nua! Mercina and I shared the driving and we managed to upset less people this time as the road was filled with campervans driving slowly instead.

    We stopped at the Museum in Waiouru for lunch and to look at all the poppy themed gifts in the gift shop.

    We made another stop at Flat Hills to play in the maze. Every time I do this, I remember once I am in the middle, that I should really take a water bottle, some food and a long stick as I am hopeless in mazes. As always, Poppy scampered around and solved the maze several times. In the end, I found a long flower and she guided me to my destination while observing from one of the towers.

    It is great to be home again and we look forward to sleeping in our own beds tonight
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  • Day32

    Happy New Year

    January 2 in New Zealand

    We have had a fun couple of days spending time with family and friends.

    We spent New Year's Eve at home with a few friends. It was a pleasant way to end the year.

    On New Year's Day we drove to Wellington to see patera. We took him out for a drink with Denny and then the girls had to push him back up the hill to Te Hopai. It was quite a hike but with Girl Power they managed it.

    We had a lovely evening at Kira's. It was great to see everyone. The food was awesome as always and the card playing was expensive! Another great evening.

    This morning we visited my friend Catherine who turned forty ten today. We are looking forward to her party in a couple of weeks.

    We went to see patera and mum and I played Scrabble while Mercina helped him with lunch. We had a bite to eat ourselves and then tootled up to Raumati to see Denny and Dimitra or ice cream and fruit salad.

    Cina drove us home and we were hot and bothered by the time we arrived so we all had a dip in the pool.
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