Bland Bay

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

Auckland

Places 49 – Day 309: Auckland – Sundae Treat

Curtis’ Day;

The power was back on at Curtis’ office, so he went there in the morning.

Curtis got to the office, made a coffee and then started working on a Mac that he had been given. He was trying to move files from the Mac to an external hard drive, which any other time is easy, but it just would not do it so that took most of the day, too.

Curtis had two phone calls in the morning also, one lasting an hour and then one right after for 25 minutes! A busy morning for sure.

After the busy morning, the afternoon was less busy, until Curtis started to look at setting up a USB print server, which didn’t seem to work and before he knew it, it was the end of the day for Curtis.

Both of us;

We had a nice simple spaghetti Bolognese for dinner along with the remaining wine.

After dinner, Kim popped out to get a free McDonald’s sundae each which we got from the monopoly promotion. We then watched the Great British Bake Off whilst eating these with some strawberries!

We are off up north with Josh and Danielle for the long weekend, so it should be another interesting weekend!

We packed this evening so we are ready for going tomorrow evening.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 308: Auckland – Half A Power Cut & Steak

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to the office for 07:15 and was busy right way.

Curtis still had his usual admin to do, but also some other work.

A laptop arrived that Curtis needed to test as it was reported as faulty, which it definitely was when he looked into it!

Curtis was busy for most of the day with new cases coming in that all took a bit longer to complete, but they were interesting and it broke up the day.

Around 13:00 there was half a power cut at Curtis’ work, meaning no more coffee! Luckily, the desks behind Curtis had power so he had to move to there for the rest of the afternoon

Curtis finished up for the day and drive home.

Both of us;

Kim went to the shop on the way home and got two scotch fillet steaks, potatoes, broccoli,mushrooms and asparagus which is what we had for dinner.

As usual, it tasted amazing!

We finished this and watched TV for the rest of the evening.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 307: Auckland – Doctor Visit

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis was working from home today due to having the doctors right after his work time, meaning he wouldn’t get home in time otherwise.

Curtis’ morning was slow, so he did his usual admin and then did some training for pretty much the whole morning, with a few small cases to do in between.

After lunch, Curtis got a little busier, having the odd thing to do, but again, not a very busy day.

After work, Curtis drove to get Kim from her work so we could go to the doctor.

Both of us;

We got to the doctor and didn’t have to wait too long to go in.

Curtis was going to the doctor as he had an odd ear/jaw pain for the last week so wanted to get it checked. Luckily, the doctor couldn’t see anything bad with the ears, so thinks it may be more of a jaw issue so gave Curtis some jaw exercises to complete and see if that helps.

When we got home, Curtis made some of his excellent rice to go with our leftover fajita meat and sauce.

Once we ate we watched NCIS:LA and some other TV shows and then made lunch and went to bed. Crazy that it’s Wednesday tomorrow already!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale