Auckland, Wellington

Place 49 & 53 – Day 116 & 11: Auckland & Wellington – Fire Brigade Called! 🔥 🌩

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim was on an early start and the storm from last night had not eased up! All of the traffic lights were working but it was freezing, windy and wet. During the night there were records of 230kph winds!
When she got into work there was a couple arriving at the same time looking to check in. So Kim went through all of that and then got on with the daily morning tasks. She helped the usual of set up the outside, except instead of putting the chairs to be sat at, they are stacked two per table, wedges between the wall and table to avoid flying chairs!
The morning consisted of invoicing and check outs.

At breakfast Kim sat down to a veggie eggs Benedict. It was delicious!

Then at midday Kim had a family of four check in so she helped housekeeping take a spare bed up to their room.
A little later on Kim helped housekeeping with putting a baby’s cot back down. She managed to figure out one but had no idea how to do the second!

After her shift Kim sat down to try the soup that the head chef made, it was a tasty pumpkin and coconut soup. It was wonderful.

Kim then headed home and on the way she stopped to buy stuff for dinner, a homemade chicken and mushroom risotto! Kim then got in and pottered around the house for a bit. Kim then went to sit down and enjoy some TV but could not connect to the internet. After calling Curtis (her on hand IT support person) and figuring out that it was probably something to do with the storm Kim headed out in the search for a new black hoodie.

Kim went to the warehouse and saw a sign for slippers! Now, anyone who has met Kim will know that she will always get very cold feet and WILL complain about it. This obsession with slippers even meant she wore slippers to the wedding! So Kim managed to find a nice cheap pair of slippers, a hoodie and a nice fluffy blanket. Kim will not be cold this winter. The blanket was a halfway house between proper winter bedding and a dressing gown!

Kim then got in and tried Cutis’ new idea for the WiFi. That didn’t work. Nicola got in while this happened and then called the provider who said it should be fixed 24-48 hours after the first call was logged (the night before) but that because it was such a big storm it could take a little longer. In a nutshell, they don’t know when it will be fixed!

Kim then made a start on dinner. Nicola and Kim then ate while watching some of he common wealth games. Just as they finished dinner the men’s 1m diving competition came on and Kim couldn’t not watch that! It was a brilliant way to spend the evening!

She then called curtis and went to sleep!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis went to have his usual panini at the usual cafe and then drove to the client, getting there for about. 08:45.

As soon as Curtis got there, he was given a list of things to sort, most of which were completed in the morning.

During the day, Curtis did a few more file migrations and sorted some more issues before heading back to the hotel at 15:00.

Curtis finished off some work and finished it by about 19:00 meaning he had most of the evening spare! Before this though, at about 17:00, Curtis ordered some Greek food!… Well… A lot of Greek food!

He has Moussaka, roasted vegetables, roast potatoes and pita bread. A feast!

Just after he finished work there was a big gust of wind, a lot of rain and then a massive flash, a big bang which sounded worse and much louder than thunder and then the fire alarm went off!

Everyone had to evacuate and wait for the fire brigade to arrive.

Apparently, the lightning hit the roof! What are the chances!

Eventually though, all was safe so back to his room he went.

He chilled out for the rest of the evening and spoke to Kim.

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

2 thoughts on “Place 49 & 53 – Day 116 & 11: Auckland & Wellington – Fire Brigade Called! 🔥 🌩”

  1. Nice slippers they look like suede fur-lined moccasins? Stay safe in the grotty stormy weather. Love you lots. Xoxoxo

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  2. Sounds like awful weather there guys and we complain about the rain a , glad u safe and well with love from us all debbie xxx

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