Monday, December 26, 2005

Merry Christmas to all....

My Laptop is a bit sick at the moment so sorry for the lack of updates.I don't know when/if it will be well again but I'll try to update when I can anyhow.
I've had a lovely Christmas in NZ with Rachels folks and am mostley feeling full!
Here are a few picks of the kind of views we will be having when we settle.

(Blogger won't let me put up picks at the moment,sorry. will post them later.

Oh , we bought a red Mitzubishi L300 Van . it's nice and red makes it go faster

Monica, txt me your new number Pleeeease. xx

more soon....hopefully.

Friday, December 16, 2005

More soon ...but for now.....

Sorry not much to report right now but here are some pics .

T'was Rachels birthday on the 15th and we had cake ,candles and bubbly and pancakes etc.
All good.

Honestly, more posts coming soon..
..stay tuned

Friday, December 09, 2005

KLUNK!!!! the sound I imagine this van would make if it fell on its side, which , frankly, is a worry.
As you can see, it's rather tall and narrow , so it's a little disconcerting going 'round sharp-ish
bends at anything faster than a crawl.
We wanted to buy this but might not now , after having it checked by a mechanic and he telling us that,
basically,it might go for another year and a half without problems OR it's quiet possible that it would
need the engine replaced soon.
Not very definitive , for sure, but still, we were hoping for a more positive diagnoses.

Still...I think we might still end up buying it if we get it for a good price- sometimes you takes yer chances.
With diesel costing about €0.50 a litre and no compulsory insurance,
I reckon it will be a damn sight cheaper to clock up the Kms here than in Ireland.

We have spent the last few days over the Port Hills in Church Bay with Adrienne and Nick.

It's a beautiful spot .Their house sits halfway down a very steep incline with a little boat house
and private beach further down again .

We drank some nice beers and listened to some Miles Davis while watching ,through the mist , the night lights
across the bay blink on , one by one.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The other night we had a lightning storm that was pretty awesome, unfortunately I didn't get any pics as I had left the camera upstairs in the room and
was just too lazy to get up and retrieve it.We've been doing a lot of walking about. Shopping etc.
We went to Little India for lunch yesterday. I declined the fish head curry and went for the veggie option .
As you can see , it was served on some sort of large leaf. It was damn tasty I can tell you.

We are off to NZ tonight , or we have arrived already-depending on when I get to post this - (missing the execution by hanging and the Singapore marathon by mere days).

Managed , so far, to get away with excess baggage .I mean we have over 60kg of check-in baggage between us.We are only supposed to have 20kg each!
That's not to mention our 10 and 11 kg carry-on luggage either!.

Anyhow, that's the fun for now.

TRS for today is nan bread.



Well it's been a while since I have internet access but we are in Christchurch now and it's good.
we are staying with our friend Jen.This is her lovely house.
Nice to catch up with old friends and have a few beers at the Dux De Lux , with the old crew.Of course I miss Nic-(my good friend who died while we were away)- terribly.
It seems a big part of new zealand is missing.

Nic ,I'll always miss you.

more coming soon