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Oct. 5th, 2008

Well, while I've been away my LJ logged off and didn't want to go back on... hope it's not a sign. I managed to get it going after I already left a comment on Viv's LJ and couldn't work out while it was screened! OMG! And I see Moth is away...

Anyway, I'm back. We had a great time driving up and down the country. Heaps of new lambs, calves, other wildlife in every field from here to Tauranga. Viv, Taupo was lovely, the mountains were splendid, Ngauruhoe was shimmeringly brilliant in full snow and sunshine.
The weather was warm up in Tauranga, blue skies, gentle breezes, rain only at night, it's wonderful in that respect. I didn't take any schoolwork with me, so that was nice for me.
On the way back we diverted to Napier for a night so Christy could see a BOY, and Asher managed to crack his head on the trampoline at the motel. That meant a bloody (literally) drive to the ER (I couldn't find it at first and the first people I asked for directions said, 'We just got here from Wellington'... OMG!) and stitches in the back of his head, and I only just got out of there in time to help my Principal (by phone/text) bid for a painting we wanted in a silent school art auction back in Wgtn. Then we drove back to Wellington today. We left at half past nine, and after leaving a hot and sunny Napier, it rained and rained from Te Aute College south. The Manawatu Gorge was wild, like the old days, a deep, heavy brown river, and rock falls all the way along. Roadside waterfalls were violent torrents! We dodged quite a few small boulders, and just after the Gorge we turned off for Levin and there was muddy floodwater all over the road! I'm glad I was in our 4WD. Our side of the road was too deep but I could vaguely see the centre line under the water, so we ploughed through the oncoming traffic lane, sending up huge sprays of water! Very exciting. Every field thereabouts was flooded, and every stream a torrent.
It fined up at Levin and we got home in time to get dressed up (Christy and I) to go to WOW (It's our Wearable Arts Show) by four. Have a look:
That was AMAZING, OMG what a brilliant show. I loved it. I had my mouth open almost the entire two and a half hours. We knew three dancers in it. Then it was home at last. Now I shall rest back in my own bed. Tomorrow... school work, I guess *pout* I have to. I really do...
And oh, Hannah, your mail is brilliant!!! That was so thoughtful of you. I shall have to answer you snailmailishly, won't I! And try to catch up with everyone who's left on LJ if poss.


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Oct. 5th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Yay, it arrived! I never really trust the postal service. If you want any more, let me know - I have a few already and love browsing through boxes of old postcards so am always happy to keep adding to the collection :)

I have to admit, that WOW show looks like the kind of thing that would really freak me out, but I'm glad you had such a good time there.
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
It was just so thoughtful of you. I might scan some of them, so I can put them on the overhead screen in my classroom.

-I have to admit, that WOW show looks like the kind of thing that would really freak me out, but I'm glad you had such a good time there.
Heh, I think it'd freak out a little child, but you'd be okay! It's just AMAZING!! Mind-blowing, there was SO MUCH to see all at once on the stage, and you'd be staring at one thing and realising that there was so much going on to the right or left or on the other side!

And aw, a sad icon
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Glad you had a good time away, it sounds like a darn good break for you!

That WOW show looks like ... Wow! Must have been a great end to the holiday.
Oct. 7th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
WOW sure was amazing. The only curse was cutting our road trip short to get back for it! But it was worth it. We bought the tickets months ago.

And it was good to get away from school, work, all that. I'm almost ready to get going for next term. Just spending a few hours each day at school to get in the mood this week!
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