Well its been a busy few weeks and time’s flying by – I’m still not working but with summer lasting this long I’ve no regrets. I keep saying I’m going to an exhibition at the museum but I can’t bring myself to go inside while the weather stays so good.
We’ve just spent a wonderful Easter weekend in Taupo. Although the mornings could be a bit hazy, by lunchtime each day it was a beautiful calm sunny sky. Robbie and I made the most of our time, kayaking down to and up the river, till we ran aground. Another day we managed a 10km kayak across the lake… Robbie made out that it was only 2km each way and a similar distance to the kayak the day before – I’ll never believe him again! We also went out on the boat with Robbie’s parents for a picnic on the other side of the lake, ate on the deck, enjoyed a few rounds of cards as well as making it out for a 6km walk around Rotopounamu. It was all very relaxing and a shame we had to come home. (But, of course, always nice to come home to our cats).
Other than that, we held what is becoming an annual quiz night. 3 teams did reasonably well on our quiz, if you want to see how you’d fare try this link. We spent a lazy day watching the second test between England and NZ at the Basin Reserve – although I got a little bored, it was wonderful to sit in the sunshine and when the cricket got dull, it’s a great ground to people watch. Also we went to a couple more shows at the Arts Festival, Absolute Arabian Nights and Traces, the latter was absolutely fantastic.
Other than that, my days are spent reading, pottering around the house and very occasionally giving a cursory glance at the job pages. My mosaic is going slowly, I’m up to the tricky bit of cutting pieces to fill in the gaps, typically the design I chose means that there’s quite a way to go. I’m sure I’ll get there.