Place 49 – Day 314: Auckland – Halloween Costume Shopping

Curtis Day;

Curtis got to work and was incredibly tired this morning! A coffee soon woke him up, though.

There wasn’t much for Curtis to do today, but he got the odd case come in and people finally responding to his emails meaning he could get on with some work.

Curtis did a bit of training and then in the afternoon he was able to do a couple of things for his manager, one of which was to talk a woman through how to use a new website we had created, which was quite interesting.

Curtis spent the rest of his afternoon creating a spreadsheet for some renewals that needed to be done and then sent them to the relevant team.

Both of us;

Once Kim got home, we jumped in the car and drove to a party shop. We have a halloween party tomorrow so we had to get a costume. We looked for a long while but were unsuccessful in finding a costume…that’s tomorrow morning’s problem!

We went home and then Danielle and Josh joined us for the evening.

Kim made a chicken masala and Curtis made his famous rice to go with it.

We ate a lot and had a great time!

We’re going out in the morning with Danielle and Josh to find halloween costumes!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 313: Auckland – Thursday Night Out

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work at 07:10 again and had to help a colleague with some issues they were having.

Curtis worked through his cases during the morning and also helped his new colleague with the system and also showed him some cases and what is done to resolve them.

In the afternoon, Curtis didn’t have much to do, so he got some extra work from his boss before completing some more training.

Both of us;

When we were both home, Kim quickly got in the shower and got changed, and then Curtis took her out to Takapuna for a work evening out.

Kim went to Art Wok which is a small Asian fusion restaurant. She had a wine or two and her and her work colleagues pretty much ordered one of each from the menu!

Curtis was going to pick Kim up from her evening out but Kim was lucky enough to get a lift home from a co-worker.

When Kim got back home, she showered and we watched the Great British Bake Off Semi Final and then went to sleep! Friday tomorrow!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

 

 

Place 49 – Day 312: Auckland – Metal Can Be Sharp

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work at 07:10 and got right to it. He wanted to clear as many of his cases from yesterday as possible.

Curtis was pretty successful at this and has done it all by around 10:00.

After this, Curtis had some users to setup on a PC which took all day and still didn’t get completed as other cases kept trickling in.

Curtis planned to have lunch at 12:00 and was successful with this until 12:20 when he had to have an urgent remote session which took the rest of his lunch time! Due to this, he left the office at 15:30 to make up for it.

During the day, Curtis also somehow managed to cut his finger on the metal part of the cutlery draw at work…which was smart!

Both of us;

When we were both home, we relaxed for a bit and then we had leftovers from yesterday’s pasta for dinner. we watched a few videos and then Kim went out to the chocolate cafe with Tabitha for a catch up!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 311: Auckland – Client Visit Makes A Busy Day

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis woke up surprisingly easy this morning!

The milk was still frozen, so Curtis was unable to eat at home, meaning he had to take his breakfast to work.

Once he got to work, he ate his breakfast, made a coffee and got into reading his emails.

Curtis then found out he had to go to a client for what turned out to be most of the morning and some of the afternoon.

A new colleague of Curtis’ started today, so he met him and then left to go to the client.

He left at 09:00 and was at the first site by 09:25. Curtis was there for a couple of hours and then drove to the other site, where he stated for an hour and a half, helping people out, and then got back to the office at 13:00.

Curtis then had lunch and after lunch had to catch up as well as complete admin.

Curtis then left for the day and the traffic was very light too, which helped!

Both of us;

Kim got home from work and we had some dinner. Kim made a chicken and bacon pasta.

We watched some videos followed by NCIS:LA and then Kim booked some things for our road trip and Curtis played Call of Duty with Josh and Danielle.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 310: Auckland – Unfortunately Back Home

We woke up at 09:15 and Danielle’s mum was making a wonderful breakfast. We had bacon, eggs, toast, luncheon and hash browns.

After breakfast, we all got showered and ready before going outside for the last bit of sunbathing!

We didn’t really do anything for the few hours before we left for Auckland, but it was nice to chill outside in the sun again.

We left around 14:15 and drove back to Auckland. We didn’t hit traffic for a couple of hours and then we hit it where Danielle and Josh normally get it so it wasn’t too bad.

We got home for around 18:00 and went right to the supermarket to get food for both tonight and for the week.

When we got home, we spoke with Nicola about our weekend and about her week as she was away on work.

We then had chicken burgers for dinner with a side salad.

We caught up on the apprentice that we missed and we have so much more to watch, too.

We are very tired from the weekend but it was worth it as we had an amazing time!

Unfortunately, we are back at work tomorrow but it’s just a 4 day week and we also realised it’s just around 8 weeks until we stop working!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 62 – Day 2: Bland Bay 🇳🇿 – Jetskiing & BBQing

We woke up around 09:00, had a coffee and then Kim made some pancakes with bacon.

The sun came out pretty quickly so it quickly became hot!

Some of Josh’s family came up to join us in the festivities in the morning. We all chilled out for a while and then Kim, Daniellle and Josh went out on the donut for a few bumps around!

Later in the afternoon, some of the guys went out to fish.

Whilst they were fishing, we walked with the others across the road to another beach and then around the corner to yet another beach. We did have to go over some rocks to get there, though.

We walked all the way back and got back to the house where we briefly chilled out and then Josh took Danielle and Kim out on the Jetski!

Once they got back, it was almost time for dinner! Josh’s family went home and then Curtis and Josh lit a pretty mean fire whilst the BBQ was being cooked.

We sat around the fire for a few hours before coming inside and having some dessert of chocolate cake, strawberries and some lemon pie.

We all went to bed pretty early…being outside all day does that to you!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 62 – Day 1: Bland Bay 🇳🇿 – Amphibious Boat, Waterskiing & Bonfires

We woke up nice and early this morning to get up to Bland Bay.

We left and stopped at the supermarket, which we arrived to just before it opened for the day.

We got all of our supplies, got some breakfast and headed off.

We got up to the house around 10:45, settled in and then went out on the boat! They have an amphibious boat which has wheels as well as being a boat so you can’t drive it right into the water! We had a great time in this boat as we went to a couple of beaches which we walked around.

We finished up with that and when we got back the sun was scorching so we sat outside for a few hours just catching the sun.

It was then decided that people would try Waterskiing! This didn’t work too well as it was too choppy, but people got a few goes out of it.

Once the boat was back, Josh sent out a contraption which goes out into the water and had a lot of hooks on it and catches fish, using a fishing line.

We all sat around drinking and chatting with all of the surrounding neighbours when a boat drove into the contraption, causing it to get a bit damaged and wrap around the propeller of the boat! People were able to salvage it and there wasn’t much damage. We were even able to get the few fish that had been caught on it!

Shortly after it started to get a little colder, so we went inside and had our dinner which was nachos.

We saw the beautiful sunset go down, too.

After it became dark, we lit a nice mini bonfire and all sat around that eating s’mores, listening to music and having a laugh!

We finished having the fire around 22:10 as everyone was exhausted but it was an action packed and really fun day!

Tomorrow should be just as fun!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale