Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have really enjoyed our visit back to Palmerston North... we lived here for 7 years... it has been neat to drive around and see the changes .... and reminisce.

I feel sad that my dearest friends are still here... and of course two of our sons live here too. I live in hope that Steve and Mike will move to Auckland too one day.

We are so grateful to my dear friend Sandra and her family for having us to stay with them! It has been a lovely home to stay in, with really neat company.

But for now... it's time to head home to the BIG SMOKE ...which we always called Auckland when I was a kid! lol

SO, until I get home and can update again....

We are home. It took us 7.5 hours (with stops) to get here. It rained cats and dogs almost the whole way. THAT was fun when we needed to get the dogs out for a piddle I can tell ya! I have decided to NEVER EVER take the dogs on a long trip away again. It is so much hassle! At least next time Coco will be old enough to be sent to a kennel with Teddy. I don't care if it does cost us $54 a day for the kennels fee... it will be worth it!

At least the kids were good.... not that the dogs were not good... but they were an added worry. Sandra and Neil had recently had their carpets cleaned.... to the tune of $500...OOOPS... Dear wee Coco is not house trained yet. I think they took the piddles and poops rather well! SO SORRY SANDRA and NEIL!!!

It is lovely to be home again... now the unpacking must begin.
Our Roxy (car) with the new roof box fitted in the garage, which was a bloody relief I can tell you... cos it was pissing down with rain when we got home. Sure made it easier to unload in the dry garage.

MY PHONE: was in Stew's car all that time... totally dead flat battery... a dozen missed text's and phone calls. So glad it wasn't lost.

Off to unpack now. Photos tomorrow I reckon.
End of a LONG Day: once the unpacking is done I am going to relax for a while. nite nite.


  1. Have a safe trip home!!

  2. Have a safe trip home :-)

  3. ohhhh ohhhh yay its not raining here yet but it will see you soon.

  4. Anonymous10:32 AM

    I love Palmy too - we lived there for years (a long time ago) and went back early last year for a visit - I STILL love it even though it's waaaay colder down there.

    Kate (kittie444@hotmail.com)

  5. You know, even tho' I didn't really go on the trip with you, I felt like I kinda did. So I'm a little exhausted. Come home soon.

  6. Waiting for the pics :o)

  7. Just caught up on all your tripping around! Sounds like you had a great time with your girlfriends and everyone else. Glad the fellas weren't hurt on the bikes!! That was a close call! Look forward to seeing some more pics:)

  8. Glad you made it home safe, what a great weekend you must have had, your friends sound neat, just like family should be!!!


  9. Glad you are home safe and sound!

  10. Anonymous3:46 AM

    It is nice to go back for a visit. Fun to see what's been added to the town. Can't imagine traveling with 2 dogs. lol I'm sure your glad to be home and start your rounine...debbie

  11. WELCOME HOME! It sounds like a wonderful trip. Isn't it nice to spend quality time with friends and family-- and then feel happy to be back home again even though you'll miss them. Big sigh.

    Happy unpacking!
    PS Phew! glad you found the phone!

  12. when the teams raced thru auckland on last season's Amazing Race, it really did look like a beautiful land... maybe one day ill get to see it in person.

  13. Glad you made it home safely.

    Can't wait for the pictures. :)

  14. And with this comment, I am completely caught up with your blog. That is of course until you days post...which I will try very hard to be more reasonable in my commenting.


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