Happy new Year take two
we were in
idea at the time that how things would turn out.
We never could have guessed that we would make it and our two children Jo and
would also be there waiting for us doing their year in
under the Bridge she was left in
April bound for
awesome as they say down under. Jo met us and took us out for a beer fabulous
to see her as ever.
The next day was spent at work with Jo. She had arranged a surprise for her
Dad and he was launched into a Skiff for a blast round the harbour. It was blowing
about force 6 and Rob’s dinghy racing skills seemed to have left him. He was put
on the front end for a start and they spent most of the time down under.!
Jak found this hilarious, she spent her time with Jo organising her racing with
the kids she was teaching for the day. Jo was well and truly in charge of some
rather worried little sailors who through her had achieved so much in only one
week. Has to be said they were doing rather better than her Dad . We didn’t take
any photos for evidence. Honest.
Christmas Eve Nick’s birthday we went over to
is working. He looks like a rather dishy Auzzie blond surfer. He is working
hard running a restaurant with hours which go well with the surf and is out
as often as work will allow in the waves. Great to see him on his Birthday.
Christmas day , Jo’s birthday. Rob and I had a wonderful time
with another twelve or so back packers. We were voted Queen Mum and King
Dad for the day. We had far to much fun and those kids made us do things we
have never done before. None of which needs to be mentioned on the web page.
We can’t thank them enough for making Christmas such a great day and a very
special birthday for Jo. It was also great to be able to spend the day with Eddie
Hannifan who was also in
We also watched the start to the Sydney / Hobart race on Boxing day. Did the
lightening tour of
showed us round. We all had a go at eating oysters. HMM
And then the icing on the cake, New Years Eve , what an incredible experience.
We had to get ourselves to one of the view point late afternoon and just waited for
the action to start. Yet again we were joined by all the Christmas day crowd.
wonderful night. Very long walk home,
A fab Christmas and New Year thank you Jo , Nick and all your friends.
All too soon we had to say good bye to Jo and Nick, and make our way back to
We are now back in Whangarei but only for two weeks, so lovely and quiet
of weeks then as we come back through Auckland Jak will be picking up a flight
home and Rob will go back and finish preparing Penguin for the second half of
had a brilliant time in
leave her tennis pals behind. They have made her very welcome and are great
fun. She says she is going to try and teach the Southbourne tennis club a rather
funny game of three aside followed by tea and cakes at eleven.
Thank you MAIRTOWN TENNIS CLUB .
Best wishes to you all, THE POM
I would rather be sailing a Skiff. Ha Ha.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!