Yesterday was the first day we had what I consider a typical summer day.
Kids. Sunshine. Paddle pool. Lying in the sun. Good food and diet coke!
ABOVE: THAT is summer time in New Zealand.
It's the last day of 2016. It's been one hell of a year for us.
After a very long and stressful 11 months selling our Auckland home, and trying to buy something in Hamilton, we finally found our new, gorgeous home here in Cambridge.
Then it was 6 months of settling in here, getting the home and section just how we wanted them.
Now we get to look forward to a New Year! I hope we have a peaceful and happy 2017.
And I wish the same for YOU too. If you do have stresses in your life, I hope they don't blight your new year and are resolved soon.
Steve has some fireworks for New Years Eve tonight... exciting!
Today will be spent repeating yesterday I hope. We will be going into Hamilton at some point to see if we can find a decent sized kid's pool for us. The one here right now is Steve and Bex's.
4.20 pm: and we've had a very successful day shopping!
Brylee finally got herself some new summer dresses:
ABOVE: Doesn't she look lovely!
Now I hope I don't have to look at the bloody jeans and t-shirts for a few weeks.
We also found a nice little paddle pool for here, and more tiles for the ink pictures, shorts for Keera, window shade for the car so the sun ain't on Keera... and can't remember what else!
In other words, we had fun. Shopping is always fun. 😇
Steve and Bex have friends visiting from Hamilton, they are staying for dinner, so yaa ... takeaways and no cooking for me.
What a lovely day AGAIN! Dinner was Pizza, which was neat.
After our visitors left, we played 'Pie Face' until everyone had cream on their faces. Well, except for Brylee ... who pulled back and wore the cream all over her clothes.
Steve let off a few fireworks around 9 pm, and is saving the last couple till midnight.
If I stay up till then, I will get some photos of the blasts all going well.
LOTS of photos tomorrow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR KIWIS, and a bit later to everyone else.