• Movie Day

    It’s been cold and rainy today, so we voted for having a snuggle in, and watching movies. We ended up watching “Blended”, which was very very funny; and “The Other Woman”, which has its moments of humour, but was a bit slow all in all. Definitely recommend “Blended” though! 🙂 Now we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention something about realestate! So here is the name for our upcoming NZ home 🙂 We’ll be making a nice carved Maori sign of it for the front entry arch.

  • Happy Anniversary (again)

    This time last year, we got married (again), here in NZ. So today started slowly, with coffee and toast. We sat around watching tele in our jammies, until it was time to get ready to go to lunch. We’d booked the same table at Sally’s that we had last year for our reception 🙂 Enjoyed a lovely feed of fish & chips, and oysters kilpatrick. Was pretty sweet, as they’d run out of oysters, and specially went out and sourced some from the oyster farm, just for US!! It seems we’ve become pretty well known around Russell. “The Girls” are a ‘notorious’ topic and sight, about the town lol 🙂…

  • Found a house!

    Today was busy. We went to Whangarei to a number of house yards (basically second-hand houses) and we ended up finding one we luuurve. Its initial asking price is a bit steep. It’s worth every cent of what they’re asking, but we just don’t happen to have quite that much in the budget right now tho….but we’ll be trying to for it!! A definite diamond in the rough!!

  • Lookin about…

    Today we’ve spent a good portion of the day realestate hunting. We’ve been to three open homes, had a look at about 8 blocks of land (one of which we realllly like!), and this evening we’re looking through dozens of ‘recycled’ homes online, with the plan to go see those we like. Today’s been a good day, and we’ve had a lovely time, with the planning and dreaming of possibilities…. Who wouldn’t want to live here!!

  • How to get rid of unwanted ‘friends’….

    We spent a lot of time discussing just this question, tonight. And it’s (unfortunately) not the first time we’ve had this discussion, about this particular couple – but it can be a difficult one! Difficult because, while one party is trying to sever the ‘friendship’, the other is trying to forge on with it. We are the couple who are trying to do the severing… And it’s been difficult. You have to try and tread lightly. Try and be kind. Try not to hurt the others feelings. But there comes a point, when you have to wonder, just how brutal you need to be for that other couple to understand,…