Well, on xmas eve's eve, I met up with Helen and her friends for food and a couple of drinks at a work colleague's flat warming. V amusing. They had that singstar on and the peeps who had had a few too many were on there battling it out amongst themselves for who could hit the most bum notes!! T-hee! Oh, how I laughed.
Helen left early to go and surprise Dave, her new beau, in Hawera, and I left a lil later, finished packing and then drove up to meet them at Bulls - halfway between Hawera and Welly - the next morning.
When we got to Hawera, I was shown around the house, which is amazing. They live on Denby rd, which is part of the 'surf highway', just outside of the main town centre. They bought a plot of land and, basically, live out in the country side, with fantastic views of the sea and Mt Taranaki/Egmont (known by both maori and western names)
After lunch, we got on with getting the house ready for the gathering the next day. I was chief present wrapper, cos Mary, Helen's mum, has lots of grandkiddlies to but for, and hadn't found the time to finish the wrapping off. But i was in me element. (Bless, doesn't take much does it?!) I then got to have a go at mowing the lawns on the sit on mower. It was fab! I'd found a new toy! I gave myself whiplash at first cos the breaks were v sensitive, but maybe that was also due to the fact that i was driving in me slippers! I also apologise to Mary for the not so straight lines, more curves/circles on the lawn! Well, I thought it looked creative anyway!
Helen than gave me a brief tour of the town before we came back, had dinner, watched Shrek 2 - Joy! - and then finished off the baking! I think that we eventually hit the sack by 12.30 ish and I zzzzzz'd for england, ireland and scotland!!
Well, I'll catch up withcha in a bit!