Thursday, December 29, 2011

Recap of the last week!

I was lucky to be with some family in France for Christmas. We stayed in a small town near Viam, in the middle of no where, on a farm. It was bliss. 

There were geese, chickens, sheep, roosters, and rabbits.

There was frost on Christmas morning.

We did extreme things like 4 wheel motor biking, canoeing, and climbing a tower that was 1000m above altitude.

And the best bit? (apart from the company..) Was the beauty.

We had a full cooked meal each night. Bangers and mash on Christmas eve, a sheep off their farm called Daniel for Christmas day, a turkey on boxing day, and the last night we had freshly caught trout. Talk about deliciousness! 

I hope everyone had amazing days, however you celebrated it! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordful Wednesday - In Rememberance of...

My wonderful Granny.

I miss our trips to the $2 shop where you'd give us $4 to spend. It would take me and my sister an hour to choose 2 things, and we were lucky if one of them was 2 for $2!

I miss playing rummy with you and using lollies to bet.

I miss your lolly jar that we'd always raid, and the bottles of Budget $1 fizz that we'd happily drink.

I miss you letting us staying up WAY past our bed times to watch CSI, and the threat that if we told our parents we wouldn't be able to stay again (I'm sure they already knew!)

I miss your 'whummel' that no-one else knows how to make. Note: it's said wa-mill. It's basically loads of gelatine with flavoured stuff and pineapple rings on top - it melted in your mouth!

I miss your shortbread and pancakes that we'd eat every Sunday we visited you. I also miss your amazing potatoes that I've never had any where else.

I miss that I used to only eat YOUR soup - and no one elses. It was simply the best.

With all these 'misses', I love how you have filled my world with knowledge, love and kindness. Whether it be knowing Scottish-slang, knowing how to gamble from a young age, the tips that you gave me on getting rid of my pimples (putting your first pee of the day on a cotton bud and gently dabbing your spot - needless to say I have NEVER tried this!) or just simply the fact that you were secretly racist note: I dyed my hair quite dark one time, and my Granny told me that I looked like a Maori and had to dye it back HAHA! 

I have been thinking of you today, on the day that marks the 4th year of your passing. It was a hectic 6 weeks, with a sick aunty and finishing 7th form, but I am glad I visited you at the hospital EVERY day.

I love and treasure all the times we spent together.

Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Weekend Fun

Sorry about the delay in posting... the photos will make up for it!

A fresh winter's day called for a walk in the park. 

It may have been 5 degrees, but that didn't count as a factor when we were frolicking along beside the squirrels.

The pathway led us on an amazing journey.

The sun started its descent

And started setting on our journey home.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Things I'm Loving!

This week I'm loving...

This song. By far my new favourite.

I'm loving this sky. And lying on the concrete in 5 degrees with 10 children watching the clouds. It was fun. (other teachers thought I was MAD!)

I'm loving having an ACTUAL wardrobe. Not just a floordrobe, but a for real life wooden wardrobe!

I'm loving my Christmas jumper! I wore it today for my school's Christmas lunch, where the parents get to come in and have school dinners! Was so much fun!

I look like I've packed on the pounds, in actual fact, I haven't. It's just the amount of layers I have on!

I'm loving that there's only 8 days left of term before I break up for Christmas.

I'm loving Christmas cards. Keep 'em rolling!

I'm loving friendships. Loving and kind words from Meg, and loving but funny words from my friend Tara from back in New Zealand. She wrote on facebook to me - "I wanna get really drunk with you. I miss partying with you. I miss looking after you cos you drank too much. And I miss feeling like crap with you the next day. I... miss you.."

Linking up with Paisley Jade


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Things I'm Loving!

This week I'm loving...

This song. Well the whole entire new Coldplay album.

I'm loving these chocolates. Terry's Orange Chocolate Sensations. Check out the choice messages they have on them!

I'm loving my advent calendar, my cake stand, and my special presents from Meghan!

I'm loving Autumn

I'm also loving that I have 2.5 weeks left of school, then I have 5 days in France over Christmas!

Linking up with Paisley Jade