Saturday, October 27, 2007

pics from the last wander

I was over on the Coromandel on Thursday. It was a stunning sunny day, and while driving around catching up with clients I managed to snap some pictures. It was really nice to be out armed with my camera. I haven't actually felt terribly inspired lately.

I was actually thinking about checking out some courses. I'd love to do some night classes to learn more, and maybe take it all a little further. You know that dream job of working for National Geographic, or Lonely Planet. Think I'm going to have to put a little more effort into that! :)

Computer isn't being very co-operative right now... so will have to try and download the pictures individually on here. A tad bit frustrating.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

the other cheeky monkey


Tawhai decided to use up an entire jar of Tamati's hair gel. Two hair washes, which he hates at the best of times, and you wouldn't know the difference. He's such a riot!

He helped me decorate cupcakes.... taking great delight in sprinkling hundreds and thousands all over them (and everything else), and wore his apron with such pride. I'm going to have to make him one of his own when my sewing machine arrives. A very enthusiastic little chef indeed.

The house looked immaculate before they arrived...... this morning when I left I walked out the door wondering what on earth had happened. Who needs a tidy house when you can have so much fun making a mess?!

Hope everyone else had as much fun this weekend. :)



I think I know what she's thinking! hehehe.

I'm not sure that I can get away with making this expression any more?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The super happy couple

A picture of Danica and Neil.... out on our adventures. This bridge was originally built in the mid 1800's - which is pretty old by NZ standards! Was pretty cool that while it was closed back in the '80's a bunch of people got together and decided to give it a new lease of life.

Get a bunch of people jumping up and down on it, and it's quite an exciting place to be. :)


After the weekend.....

Managed to get a couple of pics before it started to RAIN.... and wow, did it rain! The whole weekend was spent jumping puddles.

It was still a wonderful weekend.

This pic was taken on Friday night from "the Bach" where we went for dinner. Fantastic company and great food.... plus it's hard to beat such a view.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

taking off....

I'm heading down to New Plymouth tomorrow..... our main supplier is based down there, so I'm going to go and check out the factory and meet all the top dogs as well as finally meet some of the people that I spend much of the day on the phone bothering with all my questions.

Really looking forward to meeting them!

We're going out to dinner tomorrow night - along with my old flatmate and her fiance.

Yep - also getting to talk wedding with Danica. Realised there are only 6 months until they want to get married, and I have no idea what the plans are. Hopefully I'll get to help out with the lists, and check out the venue and dress ideas that she has. :-)
(curious as to what she has in mind for me too... no pink frills I hope! )

I'll be armed with camera the whole time. I've been pretty slack about taking it with me these days - partly because the truck just doesn't have much space... which sounds kind of pitiful - but everything seems to take up so much room, espcially suitcases.

I should have some pics to post when I get back though. :)

I'll have oodles of time to drive and think, and hopefully come back with a clear mind ready to get focused on things that need to be done - like that plastering next weekend.

Happy weekend people.


Monday, October 08, 2007


I find myself doing things that I shouldn't.

Thinking thoughts that should never even enter my mind.

And I know that it's because I'm not spending enough time in the word, and yet... I feel like I've fallen so far short from where I should be that I don't know how to begin climbing back up.

How did I allow myself to fall into the traps that were laid out before me, and not see the truth?

I know that we all fall short, and that there is forgiveness. I know that when I hear the words muttered in my head that I don't deserve it that they are just lies.....
But finding the strength to scream out that I have been given the authority from Christ to trample on scorpions and snakes feels like such an effort.