Place 49 – Day 240: Auckland – Back At The Quiz!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis hit every traffic light perfectly this morning which meant he got to work super early!

Curtis had a lot of emails from Friday to go over so he did that but also received a phone call. He was only on that call for 15 minutes, luckily!

Not long after that call, Curtis got another which was a little more urgent and meant that Curtis had to go onsite to the client. He’d never been there before, either, so it was good to see another client.

Curtis got there and they were having internet issues which turned out to be hardware issues (with a switch) so Curtis managed to plug everything into another switch and get them up and running again.

Curtis got back to the office and it was fairly busy for the rest of the day, helping someone else with some network issues before leaving at 16:15.

Both of us;

We decided we wanted to go to the quiz with Josh and Danielle this evening, so we left when Kim got home.

We arrived and it wasn’t that busy, but that soon changed!

We ordered some food and waited for the quiz to start. Kim got her usual pesto pizza and Curtis had braised lamb and chilli pasta.

During the quiz, we thought we were doing quite well until the last few rounds when we dropped off. Danielle got a lot of the bonus question right which boosted our points up! We still got second to last which is perfect as we win our usual prize.

We left and came home and it was then about 22:00, so the perfect time for bed.

This time last year, we arrived in Vietnam! Read about it in the link below!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 239: Auckland – Plenty Of Naps

Having been out last night, Kim wasn’t feeling excellent this morning!

Curtis didn’t feel too good either, considering he didn’t drink alcohol! Must have just been dehydrated.

Due to this, we had a slow start to the day. We had breakfast and then Kim chilled in bed whilst Curtis played games.

We then got ready and went to do the shopping. We mostly just got food for tonight and for lunches as we had quite a lot at home.

We got home and Kim had another nap. Curtis then joined Kim and we slept for 30 minutes or so! We actually felt much better after it though, which is good.

We then had some dinner! Kim made a mini roast dinner, with a chicken breast each, gravy, roasted vegetables, peas & creamy mushrooms. Turned out we were both very hungry!

We then watched an episode of Ackley Bridge and the Kim showered and Curtis played some more Call Of Duty.

It’s bedtime again! This day feels like it has been going on for a while, due to all the sleeping. Work again tomorrow.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 238: Auckland – A Stag Do & A Hen Do

We woke up at 09:00 and had some Weetbix for breakfast. Kim then got ready whilst Curtis played some of the new Call Of Duty Beta.

We then left at 12:15 ish to get Kim to Danielle’s hen do! On the way, we tried buying some drinks from the supermarket but they didn’t sell any for some reason so we had to stop on the way.

Curtis dropped Kim off and then he headed to Josh’s parents house.

Curtis’ Day;

The plan to start with was go Karting at Blastacars. These are drift go karts which was an awesome twist on go Karting. You’re encouraged to drift around all the corners and they tell you how to do it best, which is good.

Curtis got 3rd in the first heat and then 5th in the semifinal, meaning he didn’t get into the final, but it was still great fun!

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Curtis then left here and went home to get changed and grab his ID before heading to Josh’s parents house for a BBQ.

The BBQ went on for a while with everyone just drinking and chatting. Curtis was the designated driver today, so wasn’t drinking and therefore drove people down to the city!

Curtis stayed with everyone and had a great time in the city, as well as bumping into Kim on the hen do as well!

Kim’s Day;

When Kim arrived she said hello to to everyone and had some nice chats. Throughout the afternoon everyone played games, organised by the bridesmaids.

The first game was a series of questions that would determine who knows Danielle the ‘best’ and Kim came second, just behind Danielle’s mum! The other games were a pop the balloon on the person in front of you, wedding dress out of toilet paper and another who knows Danielle best game. Then towards the evening the games got a bit more ‘hen do’ topic!

Food

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All the girls headed onto the train and into town. When they arrived they went to a bar / restaurant where Kim, Danielle and a friend shared a fish bowl. After this the girls headed to a pub and they bumped into the the stag do! It was nice for the girls to see all the men looking all smart. When the boys left the girls moved to the dance floor to sing and have a boogy!

Both of us;

We called it quits at 00:35 and walked to the car before driving home and going to bed! We got to bed around. 01:30 and were exhausted but had a great time.

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This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 237: Auckland – New Problems

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis was working from home until 11:00 today.

Curtis had nothing planned, but soon had a lot to do! Curtis was only working for a few hours but it felt like a while with a lot crammed in. Curtis had two main things to look at, neither of which he really knew much about, but it was interesting to investigate and try and fix.

For the rest of the day, Curtis didn’t do much as he was off work, but he did do a bit of laundry.

Both of us;

Kim got home and we had a really healthy dinner which was basically breaded foods with peas, sweetcorn and creamy mushrooms.

We sat and watched a film with our housemate. We watched Happy Death Day, which was basically groundhog day. It was alright!

We then went to bed and watched the latest episode of suits.

We have some fun stuff happening tomorrow.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 236: Auckland – Long Phone Calls & Ninja Way Home

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work and a change had been made overnight which didn’t work correctly! Curtis therefore spent about an hour helping to rectify the issue.

After that, Curtis answered the phone and ended up being on that call for about 2 or so hours!

Curtis finished the call and still bad something to do, before finally having lunch.

The afternoon wasn’t much more chill, but at least it went fast!

Curtis left the office and headed home.

On the way home, the normal slip road he uses was crazy busy, so he decided to find an alternate route. Curtis found a route he didn’t realise existed and it took about the same amount of time to get home! Ninja!

Both of us;

We had pizza for dinner because we were too lazy to get anything else.

We watched the last two episodes of modus and it was my 20:30!

We just chilled out for the rest of the evening.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 235: Auckland – Yoga Guru

Curtis’ Day;

Traffic was not great this morning, but he was able to get to the office in time.

It was a very quite day today for Curtis. So much so, that he left an hour early!

Kim’s Evening;

Kim went from work straight to the gym and did yoga! She wasn’t a big fan of it, to be honest!

Both of us;

When Kim got home she made a wonderful dinner! We had roasted duck with hoisin sauce and pasta.

We watched two episodes of Modus and then went to sleep! We’ve nearly finished Modus now…

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 234: Auckland – Hardcore Gymin’

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work and knew that he had to go to a client at 10:00 so prepared for that. He got to the client at about 10:30 and helped people out for around an hour before going to another client after!

He was only briefly at the second client and went back to the office which is when he had lunch, around 13:00.

Chrtis was pretty busy in the afternoon and ended up working until right up to 16:30 when he realised he had to leave!

The traffic was good and Curtis got home at a good time.

Kim’ Evening;

Kim went right from work to the gym with a work colleague. They were at the gym for a while and did some ‘hardcore gyming’!

After the gym, Kim got to use the free massage chair to relax. A great bonus if the gym!

Both of us;

When Kim got home, we heated up our leftovers and ate them whilst watching Modus.

We then decided we were still hungry and wanted dessert so Kim went out to get some dessert. We had a brownie with some vanilla sauce.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 233: Auckland – Busted Hand

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work and had a lot of emails from Friday afternoon to look at, as well as some general helpdesk emails.

Curtis hurt his hand playing hockey yesterday and it was very swollen, bruised and painful this morning so it made things that little bit more difficult!

Curtis had to go on site at 09:15 to look at issues with the boardroom setup he helped with the other day. He wasn’t there too long.

Once Curtis got back to the office, he was pretty full on for the rest of the day but left at 16:20 as he got to a natural stopping point.

Curtis got back home and waited for Kim to come back.

Both of us;

Kim got home and we went to the shop to get some items for dinner.

We decided we wanted sweet chilli crispy beef stir fry. It was ab excellent decision! It was very tasty and pretty easy to make. We followed it with a cookie in a cup.

We watched 2 episodes of the 2nd series of Modus and then went to sleep. Curtis is at a client tomorrow morning again, which is fun!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale