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The Last Supper

*sigh* first leg of the Easter journey is over, the Mass celebrating the Last Supper, and the stripping of the altar and we have left the church in bareness and darkness, in silence. It's quite cool, a meaningful kind of preparation for the death on the cross tomorrow.

I'm going to do some writing tonight, which should be good. I created this whole new scene for Breathing Space, and then driving back from the Hutt this afternoon (I dropped Christy out to some friends) I redesigned the whole scene and now I have to retype it! But that's really fun for me, so I can't complain.

I have to admit I can still be a screechy fangirl whenever one of my favourite authors writes back to me *g* so yeah, I can admit it, I love Nick *g* and I hope he doesn't fall off the mountain over Easter.

A friend replied to my phone message this evening while I was out, and that confirms another leg of the Road Trip. Rotorua, here we come. It's a fascinating town, often reeking of sulphur and thermal activity, packed with Maori people, history, the most extraordinary lakes and bush, and some good activities for tourists as well. So we'll go:
(north) Wellington to Hurleyville in South Taranaki (visit my friend on the farm, the school has 20 children)
(south) Wanganui to sleep
(north east) Inland to Raetihi and the back of Mt Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro to Taumaranui (can't quite get them to confirm our accommodation there!)to sleep
(north) on to Upper Atiamuri (and here I was tempted to go up to Putaruru and over the Kaimais)
But no, we'll go north east across to Rotorua - see our friends there-
then the back way north west to Tauranga via Oropi - they've finally sealed that whole road now.
Should be fun, and we'll leave Tuesday, arrive late on Thursday. I ought to be able to update from the big T. You'll hardly know I've gone. And Viv will be away splurkenzeedeutsch...

And what did we have for dinner on this Last Supper night? Did we have a meaningful Passover Pesach meal with lamb chops and bitter herbs and unleavened bread? No, we were shallow and had pizza...


Apr. 5th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
-The trip sounds wonderful! I bet you'll have a great time.
Thanks. Because of the recent lahar and the floods up north, I will be driving the 4WD and not going too fast! More time to view the scenery. Pity Steve isn't going, so I could make him drive while I took pics. We'll just have to make a lot of stops!

-I will be having leftovers out of the fridge, seeing as how I have to work tonight.
Aw, I hope there was something nice for you to eat.
Apr. 6th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
I had some beef stew out of the fridge. It was good.

When I got to the church, they were cleaning up. They offered me some parsley soaked in saltwater, but I declined.
Apr. 6th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
-They offered me some parsley soaked in saltwater, but I declined.
OMG hee! Yeah, well, I think I'd be backing out the door pretty fast too *g*
Apr. 6th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well, I think I'd be backing out the door pretty fast too *g*
Yeah, I don't know what that was all about, but I pretty much ran!



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