Sunday, October 19, 2008

Well...we've been back nearly a week.... it's time for an update, right??

We had a lovely holiday away despite
- the dog running away and going to prison again (this time for the weekend and the kids had to find the $$ to get him out lol)
- No 3 son (16yrs) doing something very silly and getting himself in trouble (not prepared to share that but lets just say we are still NOT IMPRESSED)
- the weather being a bit grotty for a few days. We got stuck at the base of the Rimutuka's for 4 hours but it wasn't worth driving around the long way.

Great things about our holiday included
- yummy gelato in Napier and Taupo (yes I fell off the exercise wagon but tried to eat a bit healthy most of the time)
- stopping here for a beer- wine and olive oil tasting in martinborough
- BEAUTIFUL WEATHER in Wellington (hear that those cynics amongst you!!) all the time we were there
- a visit to Tempt for these- lots of wandering around the waterfront and DH taking lots of Wgtn photos- SENZ
- Dinner at Cobb & Co Upper Hutt with a load of scrap buddies, most of whom I had never met before. I love that about scrapbooking
- Cropping at Kiwiscraps with scrapbuddies mentioned above
- Just hanging out with DH
- Catching up with old friends (Pete and his family and coffee with Tracey)

Gosh I love Wellington and DH and I have always thought we might move back there one day....I was Wgtn born and bred and we were married there and lived there for 2 years before moving to Tauranga.
One great part of the holiday was coming home. The kids had all worked very hard and tidied up our back yard and the gardens. HUGE THANKS GUYS xxx

So coming up I have:
My scrappy friends coming round on Friday night to do some SENZ catchups
Sketchbook retreat in Auckland in 2 weekends time...please leave some room in the car for my stuff Delys and Angela
I'm going to the National Ballroom and Latin champs here in Tga with my Mum next weekend. An old family friend is judging.
I'm thinking of going to Nic Howards Autumn Escape next year...quite pricey but sounds like a bit of luxury I could do with.
Work, work and more work....


PS: Kate, if you read this...what scrapcamp in Feb???


Anonymous said...

Love those photos that DH took, they look stunning. Was so fab to see you. Oh dear at your doggy spending sometime in the pound. Oh you have some fun things coming up. I am umming and ahhing over Taupo, mainly because I will probably be studying again, so am not sure.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have been busy my dear. Fab time away.
Having a wee smile about no 3 son.
I'm going to Nics Taupo camp with hubby he is golfing I am scrapping still need to send forms off.

Penny said...

So - the dog is a prison bird eh? LOL ;)

Glad the holiday was a success! I am looking forward to the retreat and it will be nice to see you again :) The Taupo one sounds lovely but maybe another year.

Nicki said...

Was great to see you again at SENZ Sandra - did you get your mini album finished - I haven't yet. Sounds like the Auckland retreat is going to be fun. Hope you get some room in Delys car - she sounds like she is full! lol. Yes please keep updating your blog!!! What a awesome holiday you had.

Sonya said...

Hi Sandra. I have just been having a read through your lovely Blog! What a sweet little grandaughter you have. I was so saddened to read about your youngest son. My heart goes out to you and your family.
On a brighter note, I must say that your scrapbooking is wonderful!
Now you left a comment on the Scrapbook Studio Design team blog saying that you would like the instructions to the Pop -Up card. Would you be kind enough to send me your email address so I can email the instructions to you.
Lovely to meet you, regards Sonya.

Jenny said...

Hi Sandra - great to meet you at Senz and those photos of Wellington are fab!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra, if the comment re scrap camp was directed at this Kate, Scrap Camp in rotorua is in February. Did u not get an e mail I could forward it to you.
Any way wanted to say thanks for commenting on my nerw blog!!