30 August 2010

another busy day

I just looked at my Google Calender and according to that the internet etc is getting switched off at noon today. I'm glad I looked just now I was going to add a great blog post later with some great moving/packing photographs.

The craft room is eerily tidy (shudder) but my bedroom is still a complete mess (yay) I'm trying to decide if I really need to take a nice black coat.  It is very pretty - but takes up quite a lot of space.... tomorrow at about 9am the removal men come to pack up our stuff for shipping to the UK.  Then we are going to a hotel in the city for a week, then the first flight to Australia. (Will be seeing a Johnny Cash tribute concert at the Sydney Opera House!). 

Then we are flying to London via Singapore - and get a couple days rest.  Then a flight to Portugal for a month for a nice long holiday, then back to London for about a day then onto Guernsey.

I am most excited about seeing my little 12 year old puppy! and then various family members.  I have to check a couple more emails and get back to packing up! I'm not sure the next time I will be able to post something here but I will try to, and I'm going to updating my Facebook status whenever I can.

See you sometime,

22 August 2010

still packing... ramblings

I really don't like the packing part of moving.  There just seems to be so much to do and I don't really know how/what to do.  I tend to move stuff from one place to another without having any clear idea what to do with it. 

Even now, looking around the craft room I don't know what to do with some things.  I'd like to take some of these papers with me but will I be able to make good use of them? 

I got a pencil case for my Copic Markers but it's too small.  Five markers don't fit in - so they will be separate from the others.  I did get two cheap school style plastic pencil cases (Pooh Bear and Cars) for our crafting tools.  Seems better to have the craft knifes and blades etc in one bag together - safer.

My mind has gone blank.  Think I will go and start another good book.  Have to get to the library tomorrow.

18 August 2010


We managed to get a lot of good work done today. My suitcase is pretty much packed and more things have been boxed up.  It weighs about 19kgs so that's it.  The max we can take on our last flight is 20kgs.

I've cleaned up a little bit too.  I don't think there is much more to do....

Just trying to find some vegetarian friendly places to eat in Sydney - It would be good to find a couple back up places to eat too (like Subway and Hell).  (I'm gonna miss Hell - there's one in London so I need to find out where!)

Hell is the best pizza place!

12 August 2010

The Shark Place

This is from outside the place looking back at Auckland city.  See the Sky Tower?

I can't remember who's but recreations of the cabins in the Antarctic. Small bunk beds, kitchen, lab room, dark room, etc.

Stringrays!  There were about three in this tank with some other fish.  It was so cool to get a close look at these creatures.

I loved seeing the seahorses.  They were so amazing.  They just seemed to flutter.

These are real penguins! We jumped into a snow cat type thing on a track and got taken on a little ride.  Inside that plastic box are the chicks.  There are huge! and only 6 months old. 

I have a bunch of photographs to scrapbook but I don't know when I'll get round to doing it.

11 August 2010


Just a few days in Auckland is enough to tire me out. I am still catching up on my sleep.  We had fun while we were there and since we've been in Auckland once before, we knew a few areas to go to.

Looking up at the Sky Tower.  There were some people bungeeing down and some walking around the edge in their orange jump suits.

This is why we went to Auckland.  The only reason.  WWE Smackdown Tour.

On Friday we went to a shark place. Kelly Tarltons.  There are a lot of pictures so I think they deserve a post of their own.

4 August 2010

Mini Vacation

Tomorrow morning we leave for Auckland. We are just going to see the WWE Smackdown Tour!!! on Thursday night. This will be our second WWE show.  We will be back here on Saturday evening - hopefully with lots of photographs and a few goodies from shopping trips.

3 August 2010

I have been neglecting my poor little blog lately. I don't seem to be taking many photographs so I don't feel like I have anything to show you.  I will try to get something interesting posted soon. Promise! On Thursday morning we are catching a flight to Auckland and coming back here on Saturday.