Monday, July 6, 2009

New Zealand so far

Antony,Darren,Hayden, Deena & Chloe in Keri Keri
Keegan giving me a "watch me ".
Andy, Kyle, Kylie & Keegan having a relaxing paddle.

We landed in Auckland at 9.55pm on Wednesday evening, flew through customs, got our hired car sorted & were met by my gorgeous neice Ashley & Andy. A friendly south african had popped in to baby sit as of course the two boys were fast asleep. We chatted till the wee hours of the morning & of course were woken up by two very excited boys in the morning at some very early hour. So we had to take Keegan to kindy(3 year old) & Kyle to year 1 (5 years old 6 on the 07 July). Off we went to do sim cards etc so we were back in communication with SA - phoning them at midnight to say hi !!!! oops forgot the 10 hours ahead bit!!!!
We have been to the Skytower, Kelly Tarltons,mueums & kayaking on the Waitakere river mouth & I am not sure who had the most fun - us or the boys. Ashley & I even dressed up as penquins at Kelly Tarltons !!!! We were introduced to the most delish cheese cake shop & NZ scrapbooking shop - oh wow its a wonderful shop & we were extreemly restrained & looked only as SENZ is the main event.
After 4 days it was off on my own (after little Kyle saying please don't go - very heart breaking but I will be back there in 2 weeks) driving down to Keri Keri to see my nephew & family. I was given explicit directions from Auckland but managed to take the scenic route(got lost) but still get onto the main motorway. Well to us in SA - its not so much a freeway like we know but a one lane road with passing on hills. Its wonderful driving down to keri Keri there are so many little stops on the way & such exquisite scenery. I met up with Deena ( my nephews wife) in Kawa Kawa as she had been on call & had to work - very well timed. I followed her the last 20 kms to their house. Oh my I have so missed my nephew Antony,Deena, Hayden, Chloe & Darren - again we talked till wee hours in the morning & skyped home & chatted to DH.
Keri Keri is a "tiny touristy coastal" town but its surrounding bays & beaches are beautiful - Antony has tried to show me everything in 12 hours - I am exhausted. Kylie (DD) is off on her tour of the South Island & glaciers etc.
Off to bed as the children & I are off to Russell tomorrow

3 comments:

Jenny said...

And it's my turn on Thursday!!! So glad you're having fun

Helen Tilbury said...

Go you! Blogging on holiday...was not expecting that! You are having a whirlwind time I can tell - exhaustinG & exhilarating at the same time...what is it with NZ that all the names have to be repeated twice??!!

Andrea said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful wonderful time....enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!

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