Monday, February 14, 2011

Catch of the Day!

Daz went on a boy's only fishing trip on the weekend. They went somewhere off Cape Domett. He caught a BIG fish! This is a 1 metre and 10 cm Jew Fish or a Mulloway.

This one was smaller, about 82 cms.

It's almost as tall as Milly! So it's fish for tea tonight as well as last night..... and a lot in the freezer!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hidden Valley.

What to you call a bunch of teachers that walk into a valley on a weekend? I am not sure, but I did ponder it as I made up the rear party of an afternoon outing to Hidden Valley or Mirima National Park on Sunday. This park is on our doorstep practically, I drive past it every day and despite being here a year, we have never been for a walk in it! So we packed our towels, snacks and drinks and took a 30 minute trek to this.......

A beautiful pool. Deep enough to jump off into. See that figure in the white top on the left clapping as the others jumped in?? Notice how there is a gap in the ladies jumping off, almost like the person in the white was supposed to jump in too but at the last second stepped back and said "No WAY!" Well that chicken is me! Just couldn't do it!

There was a smaller ledge that the girls were happy jumping off.

I jumped in off this one just fine. :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Day of School for 2011!

My what a difference a year can make. This time last year at the start of the school year, Grace was less than impressed as you may remember from this blog post. And now look at her this morning! Very confident and more than eager to go. One if the perks of working at the same school your kids attend is that you know who their teachers are, so we knew all throughout the holidays that Grace had Mrs H and Milly had Miss W who was the same teacher she had last year so she was extra happy. Milly is in year one this year and Grace is in year three. Being a big year three kid, she didn't want me to hang around and see her in the door this morning, lucky I got to chat to her teacher in the staff room about how it was going. Milly let me walk her to her room and come in for a few minutes, then I was shooed out of there too! We have two happy confident kids so should be proud of that. 2011 is going to be a great year for both of them.