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Saturday morning catch up.

Yesterday I got to go with Nessie to pick the kids from their new School, it was so cute and lovely to se them so happy.

They are going to Faith Academy and it is the first week that Alex has been a school boy and he looks a pro!

Logan is still waiting for a place in the school and Ness is going to home school him until it happens, I hope he gets a place soon.

I finally got my camera back from the shop and it's taking me a while to get used to it again. I'm thinking I might sell it and get an SLR. I'm sure it wouldn't take long for me to be buying stacks of external hard drives loaded with frozen moments of my observations.

I got to meet my little niece Carlotta on Thursday. She is such a little darling and very much so Grandpa's little girl. I was lucky to have heaps of cuddles and I'm going to have more today :)

Amanda and Craig are heading back to Auckland around the 13th and I want to spend as much time with them while I can. I think we are going to have a wee party here tonight?

It would be nice if they move to NZ so we can hang out and see Carlotta grow up in to a lovely lady!

Amanda introduced me to a UK band 'Unkle Bob'. I have been listening to their music all morning and I have started singing the songs. Her sister Kirst is seeing on of the members of the band check them out www.myspace.com/unklebobband

We have been away on holiday for the past week. We went to stay in Tomarata at Dave's and had a great time. Next time I will pack my paints as the view is just beautiful!

Chrissy told me about an artists in residence oppotunity when we called in to see them on our way through Auckland. I send in an application so cross your fingers that I get it and head back North to paint.

In Tomarata we enjoyed the serenity while lying on the private beach, listening to nature, playing cricket, eating loads of food and drinking imported beer and wine.

It would be so nice to pack up our stuff and head up that way to live life there for a while.

We stayed a night in Taupo on the way up the island and had a great deal on a room over looking the lake so on the way back we spent another night there, jumped in their spa and had a lovely dinner in the resturant, it was called Chill, we thought it was funny cause we have been thinking about opening a small wine bar and calling it CHILL!

We celebrated our first year of being married!

On the way home we called into the Tongariro National Trout Centre. It was so peaceful, as you can see in this photo. We had a stroll around and got to see tiny baby trout. Did you know a mama trout can have 30,000 babies in one go?

My message for the day was: Your love is happiness, is peace, is immortality, and is abundantly cared for.

Love and light x x x x

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