Friday, 30 November 2012

More About Our Holiday





Yesterday you may have notice I did two blog posts, why was that well I wanted to catch up.....lol

Anyway today is Friday and we were able to sleep in this morning getting up around 8.15am after breakfast and packing the car we set off on our last tour of the holiday, a wine tour which Tim would have liked more if he had been able to drink........................lol

However since he had to drive he wasn't able to do more than have a sip of wine and of course I don't drink wine the itinerary said the tour included a 2 course lunch but since there was only the 2 of us on the tour that didn't happen we got a platter instead which consisted mostly of sea food and  bread and I don't eat seafood .

We didn't enjoy this tour as much as the other ones, oh well such is life. After the tour we set off for Wellington and I am typing this up as we drive. Today has been a lot colder, in fact when we got up this morning the car and ground were wet where it had rained overnight. We stopped an hour ago at Maccas for a bite to eat and it was only 10 degrees outside had to have the heater on in the car for a bit but it is warming up again.

We arrived at the hotel in Wellington around 5.30pm this not the best place, we are on the fourth floor and the tv reception sucks…………….it does have good internet connection and has a bath that was good as I had a nice long bath but I am too tired to go out and eat……..



Thursday, 29 November 2012

Caves, Cruising and a Prison


On Wednesday we set out for a place called Waitmo to visit some caves, we had two tours through two different caves both tours were completely different and both were great here are some photos of the caves well we were only allowed to take photos in the first cave. We also had lunch at the second cave before the tour a bacon and egg bagel with cheese and barbecue sauce and mayo and it was really nice and I got some hot chips too and they were great too............

After the tours we set off for our next motel this was a 300km trip and we spent two nights at that motel it was ok,had good internet connection but no bath.

Today we went on a cruise around Lake Taupo then back to the motel and I suggested to Tim that we check out the old prison the oldest prison in New Zealand and Tim was all for it and have to say it was also great. Tim like hearing all the ghost stories and me well I just love wondering around old goals................lol

The back to the motel for another night before we have our last tour tomorrow and wine tour then we head to Wellington another long drive as that is 300kms from here and we spend our last two nights there and will do some sight seeing around the town........

Rainbow Springs.........






Well Tuesday is here and that means it is day 4 of being in New Zealand and how did we spend the day well first up we had breakfast.............lol the we  went to MacDonalds so I could check emails and post on my blog, since every motel has sucky internet connection. Tim was getting annoyed that it took me so long to do what I wanted to do but I as I told him because I hadn't been online for a few days it took longer to answer the emails and then post on my blog..........

So after that we went and had a look around the town a bit bought a few souvenirs then Tim was complainin he was hungry so we went to KFC for lunch, then we went to Rainbow Springs:www.rainbowsprings.co.nz and spent around 2 hours wondering around there and it was a lovely time I enjoyed it and was glad we went.

After that we decided to drive down to the lake to just see what was in that area, I would have liked to have gone to the museum but Tim didn't want to so I was fine with that, we took a few photos around the lake of this place was called Sulpher Bay and it really smelt and this was Rachels Pool which was a sulpher hot spring.

After that we came back to the motel for the evening it was around 5ish when we got back here, I downloaded the photos take during the day and wrote this post ready for posting maybe on Thursday............since we may have to go to Maccas to use the internet again..................lol


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Volcano Tour




On our second full day here in New Zealand we went on a tour of White Island this is an active volcano here in New Zealand and what a bloody good tour it was I would highly recommend it to anyone.www.whiteisland.co.nz

The trip wasn't without it's dramas though for me on the way over there I got sea sick and throw up this happened just as we arrived at the island. Tim was worried I would fall over while on the tour as I forgot to pack my joggers and only had my semi-flat sandals but I didn't fall didn't even stumble during the walk, although Tim did stumble a few times and I said as much to him back on the boat for the trip back to the mainland he wasn’t amused..............lol

When we got back to the boat another passenger gave me a couple of sea sickness tables and they helped a lot as I didn't get sea sick on the way back. However I was sitting out the back but it got to cold, wet through the water splashing over the sides Tim was with me and he got up and went inside a minute latter I stood up to join him and the boat was rocked really hard by a big wave and I was thrown off my feet backwards hitting my head pretty hard I also hit my right elbow and bit my tongue hard. There was no blood but I was dazed, the boat's crew were fantastic and very worried about me, I was given an ice pack for my head and wet facecloth for my forehead this happened about 45 minutes before we docked and I was very tired but Tim kept making sure I didn't fall asleep. Yes it was suggested that I go to A & E but I didn't want to buy the time we docked I was feeling better, the skipper pulled me aside and wanted to check I was ok. They of course filled out an incident report.

After the tour we headed to Rotorua were we are staying for 2 nights on arriving we found out we had been upgraded to a two bedroom unit as there is road work right out the front of the 1 bedroom units. This unit is great and it has a large spa bath which I used pretty much as soon as we arrived and it felt great to lay in the hot water. We are staying at Brylin Motel in Rotorua and I would recommend this place as well............


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Arriving and Sky Tower




First up I want to say to everyone who left comments about my birthday dissapointment I just haven't had time to reply to them all, please forgive me..........

Moving on well we are now in New Zealand yesterday I was up at 3am and Leigh arrived soon  after we left home by 3.30am and arrived at the airport by 6.30am. Little Leo woke up before we left and got upset because he wanted to come with us and was afraid we weren't coming back although Jessica said he settled down again ok. We were a couple of hours early at the airport but I would rather be early then running late.

Both Tim and I were feeling excited and nervous but mostly excited, the flight was good no dramas, after arriving Tim picked up our hire car and we set out to find the motel well that took us over 3 hours back and forth from Auckland turns out the woman at the travel agency put the wrong address on the paper work and by the time we got to the right place after going to a couple of wrong places I was stuffed. Neither of us had eaten since breakfast,Tim just wanted to find the motel and didn't want to stop till we did, in the end we didn't have tea/dinner I did have some salt and vinger chips and a can of Southen Comfort and Cola. I was pleased the motel had a spa bath in our room and the first thing I did was run myseld a bath.........


To add to the dramas of yesterday Tim realised that he lost his mobile phone, he thinks he forgot to pick it up when we went through customs, we will get someone back home to ring the airport/customs and try and find out if it was left there..........not holding out a lot of hope but no harm in asking......

Day two after a great nights sleep we went to Skytower in Auckland after there we went and bought a GPS so no more getting lost.........lol

We had no trouble finding this motel and it is really nice also has a spa bath and free internet, we went for a drive around the town and bought Subway for tea yes we are both cheap at times but when you are not really hungry why pay more for a meal you may not eat all off.


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

More About My Birthday But The Not So Good Parts.......


Here is the thing last week I turned 50 and I could write about how great it was and how I got so many great presents, but this is not a post about the good things that happened on my birthday nope it’s a post about the things that sucked and I am not talking about turning 50 that didn’t bother me…………

What I am talking about is that on my birthday I was silly and expected Tim to come home from work and take me out for tea (dinner) but no he didn’t feel like going out, about 5 minutes after he got home I went to talk to him and asked him what we were doing for tea and he shrugged and said he didn’t know, I said I thought we might have done something nice since it was a special day and he just shrugged again, in the end we ordered pizza well pizza for him as I don’t eat pizza any more I had chessy garlic bread and some so so hot chips………….so that sucked…………

Now I didn’t expect a party because let’s be honest unless I arrange it, it doesn’t happen but I did ask for a baked lunch at my parents place on the Sunday and that was ok my sister Jeannie came which was great and a couple of nieces Sam & Tina……………..However only one of my daughters (Jessica) turned up Kathy-Lee was very tired and my granddaughter Sydney-May was feeling sick so they didn’t come but I could tell that Kathy felt bad about not going so I said I was alright with her not coming but of course I really wasn’t then there is my daugher Natasha she didn’t come either. She told mum that she didn’t know about the lunch but I know I mentioned it to her and she had told me she would be there, anyway we have had lunches at my parents place to celebrate family members birthdays for as long as she has been alive so she should had know ………….did she ask anyone if they were doing anything for my birthday…………..NO…………

Now every year I have hinted and by hinted said I want a cake but I never get one anyway this year I didn’t say anything about a cake and guess what I STILL DIDN’T GET A CAKE…………yeah no cake again this year…….

I did get a lot of great presents from my family including a trip to New Zealand from my husband Tim but I have not got a present from Natasha as yet but that shouldn’t come as a surprise she sucks at giving presents…………….

My sister Sue also didn’t turn up for my birthday lunch and that was upsetting, she had told mum she wasn’t ready to face the family but hell she has seen everyone but our brother Dave and if she waits till Dave forgets what she said to mum she will be an old woman when that happens…………

So all in all I had a good birthday with some dissapointments but hell I guess that is life…………

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

White Goods and More




Ok yesterday I used the term “white goods” and didn’t realise that not everyone would know what I meant so to those I confused I am sorry…………….White Goods are things like Fridges, Freezers, Washing Machines, Dryer and etc……………….

Mum and I went over to see nan today as tomorrow I have a doctor’s appointment just need to get some scrips and want to ask about all the pain from the reflux that they say I have, I get a lot of pain usually in my chest and through to my back it is very pain and a lot like the pain I got when I had gallstones but I don’t have my gallbladder any more so that is not the cause of the pain now. 

This morning Jessica called in to pick up Leo’s day care food and drop off her dog and asked me if I would pick Leo up this afternoon and take him back to her place and of course I said I would partly because I do not feel like having them here tonight and I feel that if I had said no she would have hung around here all day and then want to stay the night………….lol

This morning it was very over cast and even rained while we went to the nursing home although it has stopped now and it may fine up, I ended up pegging the towels on the line but I am not sure if they will dry today or not……………..when I got home from the nursing home I found a bunch of tin food sitting on my table and a not from Kathy saying they were here this is the note…………………

This afternoon I will start packing ready for when we go to New Zealand, I am so excited words cannot describe how excited I am………..I also want to get some of my Christmas decorations up just got to be in the mood to do both……………

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