Auckland

Place 49 – Day 306: Auckland – A Walk for Chocolate & Fajitas

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis left early but due to people being back to work after the school holidays, so he got there at about 07:15.

All was well when Curtis got to work, and for most of the day, actually.

Curtis knew he had to take a PC back to a client, but other than that he didn’t have much to do.

Curtis ended up having a fairly busy day with new cases coming in, but it was a ‘good’ busy.

After lunch, Curtis had some more work to do and was busy right up until he left for the day.

Curtis was surprised when he left and there was no one on the roads and got home very quick!

Both of us;

Kim got home from work and we went right out for a walk. We walked to the shop to buy chocolate and the odd dinner related item. The weather was so nice we just had to go for a walk!

We got back from the walk and Kim made steak fajitas which were amazing as ever!

We then just watched TV and videos all evening and it was great to chill out.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 305: Auckland – The End of Hockey in NZ

We woke up at 09:30 and had homemade crepes for breakfast. We had strawberries and chocolate sauce with them, too!

Once we ate this, we both showered and then Curtis watched the Leafs game.

Whilst Curtis did this, Kim did some admin for our next location and vacuumed.

Once the hockey was finished, we went to Glenfield Mall to do our weekly shop.

Before we stopped, we did the usual and got a coffee from Little Things and Kim also got a chocolate peppermint slice.

We then did the shopping and drove home.

We got home and Kim made food for lunch, which is a homemade sandwich filler of chicken and bacon with mayonnaise.

Tabitha then came round and we headed to Curtis’ play-off quarterfinal game.

The game was a good one and went to a shootout! Curtis’ team were 2-0 up and Curtis got an assist on each goal, too.

After that, it went to 3-2 to the other team and then Curtis’ team tied it!

Curtis’ team dominated the overtime but couldn’t grab a goal, so it went to the shootout where the game ended with a loss. That is all the hockey Curtis can play here in NZ so now he had to wait for if he plays at all in the next location.

We then went to Carl’s Jr and got a burger with Colten, Sarah and Tabitha and then drove home and went to bed!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 304: Auckland- Onehunga Shopping & Cornwall Park

We woke up way later than planned or expected, at 11:30!

We had a quick bite of breakfast, showered and left the house.

We met Josh and Danielle in Onehunga, at the mall.

The mall was very busy! We walked around the mall with Danielle and Josh, stopping in a lot of shops. The mall is an outlet mall, so lots of great deals! Kim got some sunglasses and Curtis got some swimming shorts.

We left here and Curtis wasn’t feeling great, so we grabbed a bottle of orange juice to drink. We then drove over to Cornwall Park and walked to see the sheep and lambs!

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The lambs!

We left Cornwall park and headed to Glenfield mall. The day today had odd weather. we were warm and then absolutely freezing, especially once the wind came in.

When we got to Glenfield, we went to get just a couple of items from the shop (pasta, wine & strawberries…A normal shop!) And then went to get a coffee from Little Things, which as excellent as always.

We got home and did a bit of laundry, then watched the Great British Bake Off.

After that, Kim made hoisin duck and mushroom pasta and we watched some YouTube videos whilst we ate.

After that, we watched the apprentice.

Once we were done with that, we played some Call of Duty with Kim’s friend Ryan, then it was bedtime.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 301: Auckland – Making Friends Dinner

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work early again and his day was full of the same tribulations as the last two days! Curtis was still fighting with the server that had a virus and spent most of the day sorting that out.

Curtis got into that PC and was able to find a malware scanner to remove the malware, but once he restarted he was unable to get back in again! He got hold of the client and that didn’t help, so he will be going there tomorrow morning to resolve.

Other than that, Curtis had to setup some laptops as well as send a PC to another town with the new system, which meant he had to learn that!

Curtis left work at 16:00 to make up 10 minutes of lunch he didn’t get on Monday.

Both of us;

Kim got home and we drove to the shop to get some items for dinner. Kim made a friend at the shop who saw Kim and said ” Hi, I’m 4!” To which Kim responded with her age and the girl said “that is a lot” which Kim appreciated!

We got home and Danielle and Josh arrived. We invited them over to make them some dinner.

Kim made sweet chilli beef stir fry and it was excellent! Everyone enjoyed it a lot and Danielle and Josh brought over Bundaberg ginger beer to accompany it and a caramel cheesecake for dessert.

We had a lot of fun, most of the time being silly and messing around, but it was great to just hang out.

Kim spoke to her sister as it is her birthday today! Kim ordered her some cakes to her work and Abbie was really appreciative and apparently cried!

Danielle and josh left and Kim did a bit more booking before we watched a few videos and went to sleep!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 300: Auckland – Late Night Art

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work far too early at 07:10. Once he got to work, he pretty much spent the whole morning looking at issues with a server which had a virus. Curtis was unable to do pretty much anything with the server, so it was frustrating but rewarding when it was fixed!

After lunch, Curtis setup two laptops for people. There wasn’t much variety for Curtis’ day, but he did get a lot done, which was nice.

Kim’s Evening;

Kim went out with Tabitha when she got home from work. She went down to the city where there was a map to follow of different art exhibitions around the city.

Unfortunately, when Kim got to the city, she was unable to see the first few places which were shown on the map!

Kim did get to see some exhibitions, but there was nothing particularly great there, which was a shame.

After a couple of hours, Kim and Tabitha started to get hungry and went to O Bar which is a really popular Korean restaurant. Usually, the food is really good, but Kim wasn’t too thrilled with it this time, so she took her leftovers and gave them to a homeless person.

Kim got some cool photos of the city whilst out, as you can see below.

Both of Us;

Kim then came home and showered, then we watched the latest NCIS: LA.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 299: Auckland – Baked Potatoes!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work incredibly early and spent half the morning doing admin.

14 laptops arrived which Curtis then had to setup and configure, as well as install some more hardware inside. This took up all of the morning!

Curtis finished lunch and then had a remote session to complete. He luckily managed to complete that as he was having trouble connecting last week.

Most of the afternoon we then taken up by a possible virus on a server which Curtis then had to look into and resolve.

Both of us;

Once we were both home, we just had to go for a walk as the weather was incredible! We walked up to the shop to buy some baked beans for dinner.

For such a long time, Kim has wanted a baked potato for dinner, and we finally found a big enough potato to do so! Curtis got a ‘kumara’ (Sweet potato) for his.

We got back from our walk and had a baked potato with cheese and beans.

We then watched the first episode of the new Apprentice series and a few YouTube videos before going to sleep.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale