Place 49 – Day 349: Auckland – Friday Night Frolicking

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis came into the office and had about 8 emails from the same person, which was feedback from the work he did yesterday. Most of the feedback was good, too!

Curtis rectified the issues he was told about and then did some other work, which he has been unable to get done as he has been working on the same thing all week!

The day was fairly quiet, though Curtis did have some network issues to fix for a client.

Kim’s Evening;

Kim got home and waited for Danielle to arrive. Once Danielle was there, Kim and Danielle went to Albany to do some shopping and then to Takapuna for some food.

Kim and Danielle went to Tok Tok for food, which is the Asian restaurant that we went to previously.

Kim’s dinner was forgotten about and she had to ask for it, which is a shame, but once she got it, it was delicious! Kim had a Vietnamese coffee before she left, too!

Kim drove her and Danielle back to our place where they sat and chatted for a while.

Kim drove Danielle home, drove herself back home and then it was bedtime!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 315: Auckland – Halloween Party!

We woke up at 09:00 when we planned to wake up at 10:00 but we had an alarm at 09:00 from last week which woke us up.

We got out of bed at 10:00 and Kim started to make crepes whilst Curtis put a wash on and had a shower.

Danielle and josh arrived around 11:30 and we had crepes, strawberries and bananas.

We left our house and went to Albany Mall with Danielle and Josh to get halloween costumes.

Curtis got a pirate costume and a pirate hat and then Kim got a pirate hat, too.

We then went to Cotton:On and Kim got her costume for the evening and we then went home.

We were only at home briefly and then we got back in the car and drove to Glenfield Mall where we got a coffee and some coffee beans from our favourite coffee shop and then we on to do the shopping

After shopping, we got back home and got read to go out! We were both pirates so we donned our pirate hats and waited for Danielle and Josh.

When Danielle and Josh arrived, we had a Jaeger bomb, a whiskey and a wine and then Danielle drove us all to the city.

When we got to the city, we met us with Kim’s friend who was running the party at Holey Moley. Holey Moley is a mini golf bar which we played 9 holes at and had a great time! Curtis even came 3rd out of 10 people!

We finished at Holey Moley and left there for another bar. Unfortunately, a lot of people left so we tried to get into another bar but were unable to due to our costumes, so we went to an Irish bar and then got a drink there.

We then got a lift to Takapuna and went to The elephant wrestler where we had a whiskey each followed by an espresso martini.

After that, we listened to the great music they were playing and then decided we’d had enough and got an Uber home.

We got home and then that was bed time at 01:00!

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 283: Auckland – An Incredible Game & A Birthday Party

We woke up at 10:30 which was the perfect time to wake up!

We had a sausage each from last night as well as scrambled eggs, beans and mushrooms.

Breakfast

We finished up with breakfast and then Curtis watched the Leafs’ pre-season game.

At 14:00, Curtis took Kim to a birthday party! This was for a colleague at work. We stopped by at the supermarket to get some flowers for the birthday girl and some drinks.

Curtis dropped Kim off, got some fuel and went home.

At 15:30, Curtis left to go to his hockey game. As he got halfway down our road, he realised he didn’t swap his glasses for contact lenses, so he turned around, put them in and then was off again.

Curtis got to the rink and had a good feeling about the game! This game was against the Bears, who are currently last place.

Curtis’ team started sloppy and after 2 periods, they were down 1-0.

In the 3rd period, the Scorpions turned it up and scored two goals in the last 5 minutes to come out with a win! Curtis got an assist on one goal and felt that he had a good game in general.

One more game left in the season and then it’s playoff time!

Curtis drove home, showered and ate some pizza. On the drive home, there were some incredible skies!

Kim had a great time at the party. She was playing games and of course drinking, but she really enjoyed herself.

Kim got a lift home via KFC and got herself a twister wrap.

Once Kim got home, we watched some YouTube videos and then went to sleep!

Curtis needs to get a haircut tomorrow but his usual barber is closed so he had to find a new one!

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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

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!

Poroporoaki!

– 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!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 252: Auckland – Matakana, Orewa Beach & 30th birthday Drinks

We woke up at 08:00 and Curtis took Gareth & Lisa to collect their rental car, which was just 10 minutes down the road. Whilst the car was being acquired, Kim made pancakes, bacon, sausage & egg for breakfast.

Curtis, Lisa and Gareth got back, had breakfast and then we were on the road. We had to stop at a garage for Kim to get her car’s WOF (Warrant of Fitness) and then we made our way to Matakana. We went to Matakana previously together but wanted to take Curtis’ family as we thought they’d enjoy it.

We got there and went right to the market, where we bought some homemade honey whiskey! We took a wander around the market and then took a look at the eels in the river.

We walked around the river and went up to the cafe where we got a coffee and chilled for a bit.

After this we found a playpark which we had more fun at than the kids did we think!

We played on the tyre swing and then long slide before deciding we should stop and head off.

We drove down to Orewa where we wanted to go onto the beach.

We walked on the beach for a bit and then went to get some chips and a drink.

We sat and ate our chips on a park bench near the beach and once we were done we left.

We went back to our house to get a few items we needed and Kim had a quick nap!

After her nap, Kim felt much better and we drove back over to Curtis’ family in Campbell’s bay.

We got ready there and then drove back home to pick up Nicola. We drove to the Viaduct and went to a pub there where Nicola was hosting her 30th birthday drinks.

We had a few drinks and messed around with the Hawaiian themed items and then headed off as Kim wasnt feeling great and we were both exhausted.

We got back to Campbell’s bay and had the roast dinner that Lisa had cooked for us which was excellent and then went right to bed. Another full day tomorrow!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 250: Auckland – Chicken Feast & Planning

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis had to get a lot done today as it was his last day for 1.5 weeks!

Curtis worked hard all morning and was surprised when it was already 12:00!

Curtis was so hungry, so he went out to buy some food. On the way, he saw Josh so he stopped and had a quick chat.

Soon after, Curtis got to the place he bought lunch from. Curtis ordered a chicken burger and chips which was quite tasty (though there was cucumber in the burger which is odd) though it took 25 minutes to make for some reason, and they weren’t busy, either!

Curtis at that whilst he did some work that he needed to get sorted.

Curtis had all cases re-assigned to other people by about 16:00 and left the office at 16:30. He walked down to the apartments to see his family again, but this time the weather was much nicer!

Curtis chatted with them about their day as they went to a volcano island!

Both of us;

Kim left work late and then had to Uber down to the apartments but she got to us eventually and we went out for dinner!

We walked to the viaduct and went to a place that Lisa found called ‘Dr Rudis’. This was a bar/brewery/restaurant.

We arrived and there wasnt really anywhere for us to sit to start with, but we found a spot eventually.

The music was a bit loud but the food on the menu sounded good.

We got a chicken sharing platter and two pizzas, as well as beer.

Chicken_Platter_Dr_RudisThe Excellent Chicken Platter

We are all of our food and then made our way back to the apartment.

On the way, we got another great view of the sky tower!

Sky_Tower_2_Auckland

We got back to the apartment and had some planning to do! We’re off on a fun trip for the next week, which you’ll hear more about tomorrow. Its exciting and should be a lot of fun and an adventure.

We left the apartment, walked to the car and walked home.

When we got home, we packed for our trip and then got some sleep! Kim actually has to work for an hour tomorrow morning before we leave.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 249: Auckland – Family Meetup

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis’ day was pretty busy throughout.

Nothing very interesting happened today for Curtis. He got fuel at lunchtime but the day ended so fast for anything to happen!

At 16:30, Curtis got changed and left work, walking down to the apartment that his family are staying in at about 17:00.

Curtis chilled out with them and chatted about our future plans as well as our travel experiences.

Both of us;

Kim arrived at the apartment at about 17:50 and then we went out for dinner.

We didn’t know what we wanted but we walked around to find something for a while before deciding on a Japanese place. The food wasn’t bad but they did forget some of our meals and brought out incorrect meals so it didn’t go entirely well!

We left here and walked back to the apartment, said our goodbyes and walked back to Curtis’ work, got the car and drove home.

Skytower_Auckland_LowShot
Got this great photo on the way back to the car!

We got back and had a chat with Nicola about our last couple of days and then tried to warm up as our room was freezing!

Kim tried on her clothes again that she had brought over from the UK and she was loving it.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale