Tuesday, 13 September 2011

What's Been Happening?

Well quite a lot really I guess, although some days I wonder where the day went.  We have had quite a few outings of late which we have really enjoyed.  When you home school you are able to go and experience real life quite a bit more than when you go to school, and it's great.  I love it!  We love it!

You probably know that we, New Zealand, are currently hosting the Rugby World Cup.  Well sport in general has no interest to me what-so-ever.  But I must confess to having watched a couple of the games, and yes I have enjoyed them and even got a bit excited.  Yes really!  They are quite gripping sometimes, and rather frustrating at other times. 

Well we simply couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit a Pacific show in the 'Cloud', as they call it.  Auckland city is not a place you just visit for fun.  The city, until recently, has been a place where some people go to work, university or something similar. 

As a host city we have to step up and look the part, and my goodness have there been some fantastic changes for our boring city.  I love the new look and hope to spend many a lovely day here taking it all in.

Quite picturesque wouldn't you say?

Love the stripes that lead the way from the water front to the stadium.  We didn't fancy the 4km walk there.

On to other things.  Polish paper cutting anyone?  Such fun!  (Anyone else adore the TV programme Miranda?)  Can you imagine cutting these out with sheep shearing scissors?  They truly did!  Luckily we were given your standard paper scissors, moving with the times and all.

No.3 has taken up knitting.  She looks like a real granny I can tell you, and has a very unique style too.  It's quite difficult to fix up her mistakes as knitting isn't my thing at all.  Still with a little help from a real Nana she managed to finish a blanket for her favourite tiger.

And lookie lookie!  Spring has arrived down here.  So exciting and the weather has been super indeed.  Well not this week at all actually, but we won't talk about such things.  No we won't.  We'll pretend it still looks like this pretty photo.

Check out those white pins!  Check out the grass while you are at it.

Yes finally we have grass at our house.  At last the girls say.  Their dream is to be doing cartwheels by Christmas.  The poor man is still suffering from laying it all in one day and that included a layer of topsoil as well.  A full day's work that's for sure, but splendid it is. 

This week we have two little sickies and perhaps another on the way.  Some horrid vomiting bug that has left the little girls lifeless and very quiet.  The older two were astounded that one small child could sleep all day, then all night, then all the next morning.  After a car ride, some sushi,  the chocolate sauce off a sundae and some lollies, she perked up a treat.  Let's hope it's all up for them now.

Right I'm off to check on the suspected sickie.  She's our nurse so it's not good!  Oh dear and it's our skiing day tomorrow too.  Indoor skiing that is.


Cat said...

I am so thinking of pulling Philosopher from school one day and doing a trip into the city .. .. ..
We watched the fireworks from Mt Eden on Friday night! Didn't Auckland put on a fantastic party!
Love the knitting xxx go #3
And waaaaaaaaaaaaaa sick kids is so not fair

Naturally Carol said...

Beautiful grass! My sister and parents live in Auckland and were astounded to find I wasn't living and breathing the world cup like they are at the moment! They are really enjoying all the activities there.

Lara said...

Oooh. Love the new grass! Christmas is sure coming around quickly!

My legs are practically translucent! I am so glad we're honeymooning in November. Hoping to get a titch of colour on my skin ;)

Oooh I bet that bug is the same as Gus and it was awful! Good luck my dear!

I am loving the RWC too.

VintageVicki said...

Such white legs - I'm sure with some spring sunshine and playing outside on that lush lawn they'll soon be sun kissed.

We've watched some of the matches here - kind of hoping our lot do well - would like an England V NZ final ;)

Serenata said...

Now I am trying to work out where that grass is, visualising your house, but just can't do it!

So glad you are all enjoying the freedom to actually get out there and experience real life, rather than the imposed school life which is very restricting and narrow.

Please give the girls my love. (I have got a penguin sitting here, just need to collect a few more characters...)

Floss said...

What a lovely lawn! I do hope you all get over the sickness bug quickly. With former rugby players in the house, we have already watched a bit of the world cup (and got the dreaded Kamate CD back out again...) We are REALLY looking forward to France v NZ!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Wow that grass looks great, no wonder the children are excited. They'll soon be glowing running about outside in the spring sunshine. Not a rugby fan myself, but now have to put up with hubby glued to it as well as the cricket and the new Footie season here. Good I have my own space to wallow in fabric and girlie stuff.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I laughed at your white pins...they looked like little Alaskan girls sitting on your lovely new grass...how exciting. You have had alot going on down there its always fun to be apart of these events. I'm impressed that your daughter is knitting....hope your girls are all up and about soon...

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Aw, hope you're all feeling better and that Spring gets a hurry on for you. Gorgeous photos and grass and Auckland and knitting - wow, you have been busy!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh your blog does make me smile :-) Hope the sickness departs your house soon, that is not fun! And yes, I love Mirander, it is what I call 'so funny' and such fun :-) Take care Zoe xxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I think that it is fantastic that children take up knitting and such crafts. Lovely looking lawn!
Isabelle x

Crafty Mermaid said...

I'm really looking forward to spring (proper) and summer - your garden looks great

Michela said...

Gorgeous lush lawn!!!
I do hope your girls are feeling a bit better now!