Place 49 – Day 282: Auckland – Catching Up on TV

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis had absolutely no traffic on the way to work so got there 20 minutes early.

The morning was ridiculously busy! Curtis started the day with 5 cases and by 11:00 he had 12! Only 2 cases got done in the morning and then he had his lunch, which was much anticipated.

Once Curtis finished lunch, he planned to have a remote session but the remote software stopped working so it took a while to get that done!

Curtis left to go home and 16:20 and once he got home he wanted for Kim to get back.

Both of us;

Kim went to buy a fan after work and then came home.

We put on a wash and then made dinner together.

We made sausages, potatoes, green beans and gravy!

For the evening, we caught up on Suits and The Great British Bake Off before sleeping.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 281: Auckland- Workout Action Shots

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis didn’t have to visit a client today, which was good!

Curtis got to work really early. He hit every light perfectly so didn’t have to queue anywhere!

Curtis finally had some work to do today and it felt good to be busy as the day went fast.

Both of us;

Once Kim got home, we went to the gym.

The gym wasn’t too busy so we could actually use what we wanted to use.

We started on the crosstrainer and then made our way to other machines.

We spent a while on leg machines and then moved to arm/upper body machines.

Workout

Workout2

After these, we did some sit ups, planking before we decided we were hungry and tired and went back home.

Kim made fajitas for dinner which were stunning as ever.

We watched videos and then went to sleep! Tomorrow is Friday!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 280: Auckland – Too Tired For This

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got up and ready as usual and then left the house.

The plan for today was that Curtis would go directly to a client from home in the morning and then go to the office.

Curtis got to the client at around 07:20 and was only there for a short time. He just had to connect the laptop he was delivering to their Wi-Fi and printer and show the user what to do then he was ready to leave.

Curtis drove to the office and started his day.

The day was a bit busier then it had been today, Which was nice, but Curtis felt that he pretty much did the same thing all day!

Both of us;

Once we were both home, Kim got changed and went to the gym. After the gym, we had our dinner which was leftovers from yesterday’s stir fry.

After dinner, Kim went out to see Tabitha for an hour or so and went to the chocolate shop for some dessert.

Once Kim got back home, we sat and watched some videos.

We have decided we are too tired for work and want to go back to traveling without working!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 279: Auckland – A McLaren?

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis had to contend with some traffic on the way to work but once he got there he made a coffee and got to it.

He had some admin to do for the morning as well as replying to emails.

At 09:00, Curtis left to go to a client to pickup a laptop. During the 6 minute drive, Curtis drove past the Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Bentley & Aston Martin garages!

Curtis got to the client and had to wait briefly as the person he needed to speak to wasn’t quite there yet. Curtis eventually got the laptop and made his way back to the office.

On the way back, Curtis saw the McLaren showroom glass sliding doors open and a brand new McLaren came rolling out onto the road. He snapped a photo, of course.

Mclaren

Curtis got back to the office and for the rest of the day he setup the laptop he collected, but not without some challenges!

Curtis needs to drop that off tomorrow, which he is doing so in the morning.

Both of us;

We both eventually got home after having to contend with evening traffic too!

Once the traffic died down, we drove to Takapuna and got some items for dinner.

Kim made a sweet chilli pork stir fry which was great!

We chilled for the evening and got incredibly tired so decided it was time to sleep.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 278: Auckland – Day Trip to Thames

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got up at the normal time, but his plans were a little different.

At 07:00, Curtis left home and drove for 1.5 hours down to a client in a town called Thames in the Coromandel Peninsula.

The drive down to Thames was very beautiful and the weather was very hot for most of the day in general.

Curtis got to the client and had to drive down a long gravel road to get there, which was interesting! At the client, Curtis sorted some printer, scanner and email issues and then left! He was there for just two hours before making the drive back.

The journey home was much busier as there were a lot of large lorries holding up traffic.

Curtis worked from home for the afternoon.

Both of us;

When Kim got home, she planned to go to the gym but just wasn’t feeling it, so instead we decided to go for a walk around Onepoto Domain, as we did the other evening.

Once we got back, we were trying to decide what to have for dinner. We went with a breakfast for dinner vibe, having scrambled eggs, beans, homemade chips and mushrooms.

We watched YouTube videos for the rest of the evening and then to bed!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 277: Auckland – Curtis’ 23rd Birthday!

We wanted to sleep for a bit today, but we both woke up wide awake at 09:00!

Kim went out and got McDonald’s for breakfast and popped to the shop to get some ingredients for a surprise for Curtis!

In the morning, Kim made mini cinnamon buns, which were great!

Homemade_Cinammon_Buns

Other than this, we did absolutely nothing all day! We played games together, watched TV together and just chilled out. Perfect!

We did have to do some shopping, but that also meant a visit to Little Things again for a coffee, which is now our Sunday tradition.

We finished the shopping and came home. Kim looked up some places for dinner and decided on Tok Tok in Takapuna, which is an Asian fusion restaurant we heard a lot of good things about.

For starters, we shared a Wagyu beef & sriratcha mayo steamed bun which was divine!

Wagyu_Steamed_Bun

For the rest of our meal, we had Shaking Beef (beef with some sort of sauce and vegetables) and crispy duck!

The beef was so-so but the duck was excellent. lovely and crispy!

For dessert, we saw some other people had Vietnamese coffee, so we had one of those each which were amazing as always!

Vietnamese_Coffee

Interesting For From Curtis Here!

We got home around 21:00 and it felt really late! We chilled out for the rest of the evening, had a beer and a whiskey and headed to bed.

It’s been the perfect birthday for Curtis, just completely relaxing and eating great food.

Curtis is off to a client in Thames for the day tomorrow, which is a 1.5 hour drive away so that will be fun!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 276: Auckland – Wearable Arts & Post Game Antics

Kim woke up at 08:30 as it was ridiculously warm! Curtis managed to sleep for a bit longer and got up at 09:30.

Once Curtis got out of bed, Kim made pancakes and bacon for breakfast which as ever, was delicious!

After breakfast, we got showered and ready to go out. The weather today was excellent, lovely and warm.

Kim was going out with Tabitha to the city where they went to a ‘wearable arts’ show. Curtis drove them down.

Kim’s Day;

Once Kim and Tabitha got to the city, they found out they needed to buy tickets for the event which they did not do. This meant they could only do the free part, which was a shame but still cool! There were 3 people dressed up in interesting art designs.

After this, they went for a stroll around the city, seen as it was such a lovely day outside.

Curtis picked up Kim and Tabitha and brought they home. Right after that, they went back out again to get some Japanese food for lunch.

Both of us;

Once Kim got home again, we chilled out and Kim and Tabitha watched some TV.

At 16:45, we left for Curtis’ first ice hockey game in a month!

Whilst Curtis was getting changed, Kim and Tabitha went to a pet shop and there was a beautiful husky puppy there!

Curtis was using borrowed skates. They fit well but it was odd for him to get used to. It took the whole first period for him to skate as normal!

The game was a close one, though Curtis’ team outshot the other team by quite a lot! Curtis had some good chances but unfortunately the game ended 0-0.

After the game, we went out for dinner with Tabitha, Colten and his girlfriend Sarah. We went to Goode Brothers as we had the voucher from the quiz night!

We had a good few hours there and it was really nice to chill and just chat. We all good very into the rugby that was on, too!

We left there and drove home, getting home at 22:45. Curtis wasn’t feeling too well so we went to bed.

Tomorrow is Curtis’ birthday!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale