Place 49 – Day 274: Auckland – Drinks & Chocolate

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work early despite traffic being fairly heavy on the way in.

Curtis had some admin to do and then throughout the day had some cases which took quite a bit of time but were good because he could really get his teeth stuck into them. This included a 1.25 hour phone call and remote session which was actually interesting and kept him busy.

Curtis left the office around 16:25 and it only took him 15 minutes to get home.

Both of us;

Kim got home and made a chicken and vegetable pasta bake for dinner. We ate dinner and watched a bit of TV before Kim showered and went out to see Tabitha.

Kim’s Evening;

Kim went to a chocolatecafe with Tabitha and then went to ‘The Elephant Wrestler’ pub for a drink.

Once Kim got home, we got ready for bed and slept! It’s Friday tomorrow!

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 273: Auckland – Leaving Meal

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis left the office with no cases again yesterday, so didn’t have any to do this morning.

Curtis had some admin work to get done a b d then the cases started flowing!

Curtis had a steady day which wasn’t too busy but not boring.

Curtis got home and waited for Kim to get home from work.

Both of us;

Once Kim got home, Curtis drove her to Takapuna as she had a leaving meal for her current manager.

Kim had a good time out for dinner. She had a range of food, including lemongrass wagyu sausage, beetroot buns and some delicious pork!

Once Kim was finished, Curtis drove down to pick her up.

Once we got home, Kim showered and then we went to sleep.

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 272: Auckland – NHL19 & Tabitha Is Back!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work early and did his usual admin for the morning, as well as making himself a cup of coffee, as with every morning.

Curtis went out to two client sites at 10:00. The weather was not great when he left but as he was getting to the client it got really warm!

At the first client, Curtis tried to help with an on going issue with a speakerphone and a few other issues there.

After this, Curtis drove towards the airport to another client, where he spent an hour or so walking around and helping people out.

After getting back to the office, Curtis had lunch and then didn’t do much in the afternoon and left a little earlier.

Curtis got home and played NHL19 for a while as it just came out today!

Both of us;

Kim got home from work and went to the gym.

Once Kim got home, she went out with Tabitha the some dinner for both of us and Tabitha.

We had Japanese food from renkon which does excellent food!

Kim spent some time with Tabitha and then we watched some videos.

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 271: Auckland – Back to Reality

Curtis Day;

Curtis left 5 minutes late for work and it felt like it too! It felt like he was sat in traffic for a while, even though he really wasn’t.

Curtis had to get back into the swing of things, and it certainly felt a little odd to be back at work.

Curtis had some things to do from last week as well as some cases his manager wanted him to get sorted, too.

There were a few phone calls in the morning which ended up being long ones but Curtis wasn’t too busy meaning he could sink his teeth into these in the morning.

Curtis had left over roast dinner for lunch (delicious!) And after lunch he had to do a thing or two, but then from around 15:00 he had 0 cases remaining! He used this time to get some admin work done as well as help out his colleagues.

Considering he wasn’t doing much, Curtis’ afternoon went fairly fast and he left the office out into the rain.

The drive home was eventless and not very busy, so it was nice and fast.

Curtis got home and had the remaining (gross) parts of the washing up left, so he did those.

Both Of Us;

Kim got home and was going to go to the gym, but she had to sort out her CV for some job searching as she is coming to the end of her 5 month contract.

We had a nice easy dinner of pizza and chips and then Kim spent most of the evening doing her CV admin whilst Curtis played games.

Once Kim finished, we watched an episode of Suits and then off to sleep we went!

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 270: Auckland – Massive Roast Dinner

We got out of bed at 12:00 after getting to sleep quite late last night!

It was great to get some sleep and relax for a while.

When we got up, we had some cereal for breakfast and then went right back to bed to watch TV.

We decided we should get ready to go shopping, at around 15:00!

We got the shopping and got a coffee, of course, and then came home.

Kim made a tremendous roast dinner which was huge but amazing!

We ate this and then went right back to bed again! We spoke with Kim’s parents on FaceTime and then went to bed.

Neither of us want to work tomorrow…

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 269: Auckland – A Wedding

Today was Danielle & Josh’s Wedding!

We woke up at 09:00 and Kim and went out to get breakfast for us. She went to McDonald’s which was absolutely delicious!

After breakfast, we both got ready for the wedding by showering and Kim did her nails.

We got a lift from Nicola to the wedding. The wedding was at a vineyard. The wedding included free beer and wine, which was great!

We got to the wedding and mingled before we all had to sit for the ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful and lasted for about 30 minutes.

After the ceremony, there were a lot of photos. We sat and chatted with people as well as having some drinks and having some of the food that was being walked around.

After the photos, we all sat down at our tables for food. There were a lot of different options, which were in a buffet style.

We ate out food and had some more drinks as well as having a dance or two.

Danielle and Josh had their first dance and then everyone just had a great time for the rest of the evening.

We left at 23:15 and got an Uber home where we were incredibly tired and went right to bed.

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This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 268: Auckland – Evening Haircut

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis’ day was a bit busier today. For the morning, he had plans for to continue some things he started yesterday, so that kept the morning busy.

In the afternoon, he picked up another couple of cases and was kept busy doing those. As today was a bit busier, the time went faster, too.

Both of us;

Curtis picked Kim up from work and we drove to Glenfield so Kim could get her hair cut!

When we got there, there were no spaces outside so Kim hopped out and Curtis found somewhere to park (A 5 minute walk away).

Once Kim got her hair cut (exactly how she wanted it) we drove to glenfield Mall to pickup a few things and then came home.

We spoke with Nicola for a while and then Kim made Chinese chicken and rice to go with our leftover dumplings and steamed bun.

We chilled out and watched TV together for the evening which we haven’t done in what feels like forever!

We’re off to a wedding tomorrow, so tha be great fun!

This time last year!


– Mr & Mrs Hale