Thursday, May 19, 2011

Falling To Pieces

I realise it's been quite some time since my last blog entry so thought I had better get writing before I forget what's been happening around these here parts.

Everytime I see Claire and Averil they ask if I've updated the blog, to which I suddenly cast my eyes down, shuffle my feet, and make up excuses as to why I've been so slack. To be honest, I've been actually quite busy lying in my bed eating chocolate. That has got to stop.... starting tomorrow.

Right, so Mum and Averil came back from their venture to Queenstown with LOTS of cute stories and photos of our favourite Southern family. Hazel has changed so much already. She totally looked like a different baby. And Annabelle was as cute and as busy as ever. Bless.

I am catching a flight down there in the morning for the weekend. I can't WAIT. My camera is charged and ready to go. I would quite like to get a family photo this time so watch this space.

I turned another year older on 21st April and can I just say 37 sucks. It's a horrible number anyway with no real importance except that it's another year closer to 40. Eeek! But I feel like I've started to fall apart! If you've not already passed 37 my advice is don't. Skip it. Go straight to 38. Or even better, stay 36 for another year. You have been warned!

Anyway, it was nice having Mum here for my birthday. Claire and Scott cooked a beautiful roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. And there was a birthday cake too which was delish!

I stayed at Roxy Inn for the night too so that was really nice.

Claire and Scott had their week in Rarotonga and absolutely LOVED it. They are going back in June for Scott's brothers wedding and can't wait.
Claire was bridesmaid for her friends wedding and looked absolutely stunning. Scott said she was the best looking there. He's a keeper.

My friend Jenni came down for a weekend two weeks ago - her last trip here before heading back to Edinburgh for good at the end of the month. It was bittersweet. I am pleased though she has made a decision that she is happy with and it will be an exciting new start for her back there. Unfortunately when she could finally apply for a working Visa here they back dated it from when she arrived in NZ in August which only left her with 6 months to work which made it hard to get a serious job. But she has had a good time, caught up with friends, and made LOTS of new friends in Ngaruawahia. She'll be back!

Eru and his twin brother, Karati, turned 30 on May the 4th (be with you - he he I can't help it!)

so Averil organised a Twin-O-Rama party for the Saturday night. Jenni and I went as Siamese twins so our costume consisted of a 3XL mens sweatshirt. It was VERY warm and a little hard to

walk - more like a shuffle. Everyone looked really good and there were a lot of new people there to meet which was nice. The party was great - Jenni and I didn't get home until 3am!

Last week I had an operation on my right hand for carpal tunnel. I was only under local anesthetic and it was done in 40 mins. Paula was my driver for the day (thanks again Paula!). I had the week off work to recover watching DVD's and daytime tv. It was very hard doing stuff with only my left hand. And doing nothing made me very tired!

I went back to work on Tuesday and lasted two days - I seem to have pulled a muscle in my shoulder possibly from overcompensating with my left arm and could not move my neck this morning. It was very painful so I have had anti-flam ointment and a wheat sack on it all day. It is feeling a little better now. See, falling apart I tell you!! If I was a dog they'd shoot me.

Right, I had better go and get some sleep so I can be the funnest Aunty ever tomorrow!


  1. Not sure why there are huge gaps between each paragraph. I have tried to go back and edit the post twice but it's not changing it. So sorry everyone!

  2. Thanks editor!
    I for one have been waiting eagerly for an update and it was well worth the wait! Thanks for your kind words about my bridesmaid status. The wedding day, and the whole trip, was awesome and I'm counting the days till next trip (not to brag!) With no bridesmaid duties this time around it will be a whole different experience.

    And just for the record, if you were a dog I would not shoot you. I would wrap you up in a little doggie coat like the one I saw at the markets the other day, place you in a doggie basket by the fire and tell you doggie bedtime stories, such as Scuppers the sailor dog, Mister dog and (a favourite of mine and Annabelle's) Go dog go!

    x x x

  3. Well, now I wish I WAS a dog. That sounds nice, Claire. xx Maybe I could come over sometime and you could do that anyway?

  4. Good update, Danielle. I am so glad you can still type with one hand. Gosh, I think when I get to be a (really) old dog I will go and live with Claire. Sounds like a good life there!
    Can't wait for the next update now. Just as well we have our traveling photographers.