Saturday, November 26, 2011

VOTING... THEN HAMILTON

Today our country holds it's General Election... where we get to say who we want in 'power' for the next 3 years.
I have and no doubt always will vote for :


        THE NATIONAL PARTY.


I  had to take off the picture and blurb about John Key as it's classed as 'Electioneering'... oops, I didn't know that was a 'no-no' today!


So that is first order of the day...VOTE.  Then we are going to Hamilton for lunch .... possibly catch up with Steve too... he's there for the weekend.


So... ONWARD....  
LEIGH:  oooo was that electioneering?  My bad.   But I am keeping everything crossed and so want National to get enough votes to be able to go it alone!  THAT would be awesome.


Here's a couple of photos of today:




ABOVE:  Steve and Bec's, his girlfriend.  First time we had met her... she's nice.  *smiles*  And anyone who begrudges him being happy is not nice... just saying.   He has been on his own for a long, long time and his Dad and I are really happy for him.  His life went to shit for a long while there,  and it's just so good to know he's happy again.



ABOVE:  Stew with Emily.... she rather likes banging herself on the head with that emply bottle.  She's so cute.


Almost time to go back to Auckland....   
Home again... uneventful trip home, I slept!  
Before we left Hamilton we stopped in to see Amanda at her work:


ABOVE:  she's the Manager of a fashion Outlet shop at The Hub in Hamilton.  It looked like a very busy shop.  


Now:  dinner?  hmmmmmm....


End of Day:  Stew cooked dinner... such a good man.  Been watching the election results... looks like NATIONAL will win.  Can't say I'm surprised... can say I'm really happy though.
nite nite.

13 comments:

  1. Voting opens soon and in THIS horrendous wind I'm going early!! I have already got one load of washing dry..... well one item blew over fence lol

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  2. Leigh9:49 AM

    Oh hope the electoral commission don't come after you. No electioneering allowed today!

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  3. I don't know if it's electioneering... you're just telling us who YOU are voting for and why. But maybe laws are just different in NZ. Here, you can't wear political shirts/buttons in to vote and you have to stay a certain distance away from the voting place to hand out the political stuff. They still let you do it and you practically get tackled on your way in in a big election...

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  4. Someone from a certain political party (won't say in case it counts) just knocked on my mum's door and asked if we had voted - after they left we thought hang on, they can't do that today can they?

    Penny xo

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  5. Leigh3:39 PM

    Yes parties allowed to ask you if you have voted, even drive you to a polling booth. Just not allowed to tell you who to vote for today. No electioneering (that is telling people to vote for a certain person/party)allowed today.
    (I have relative who works for electoral commission)

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  6. Leigh3:41 PM

    PS Steve looks pretty happy he might be moving to Hamilton soon!

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  7. I think that Emily and Grandpaw make the cutest pictures together- I think they have a "chemistry"! : )

    I sure wish you luck on your voting - I am beginning to think that "only the crooks survive". : )

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  8. Emily, Emily. She's so darling. Yes, I remember my kids banging their heads with empty bottles too. All kids are the same!

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  9. Hope you elect someone good.

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  10. Hope your election came out as you wanted it too. Cute pictures of Steve and Bec and Emily and Grampa!! I put macaronni inside mine to make a nice loud noise!! My kids loved it!!...debbie

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  11. Wow over here it's not stop "electonerring" on the day of the elections!

    Congrats to Steve, they are a cute couple :)

    That Emily is so adorable!

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  12. Aw, Steve looks happy with his girlfriend! Good for them! :D

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  13. Don't know why, but my toddler likes to smack himself on the head with his hands.

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