Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Practise makes Perfect!

Well as promised i received a pink hula hoop for Christmas. Thank you Troy. Unfortunately i did not have the opportunity to practise, so i have returned to kindergarten with no new hula hooping skills BUT.... a lot of our tamariki have been practising hard over the holidays, they are becoming very skilled, Sharrayah can even switch her bracelet from wrist to wrist as she hula's. Great work Ladies!!

Abby.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just cruising............
First week back and we have had low numbers with a maximum of 10 children each day. It has been a lovely time for those 10 children to re-establish themselves and their relationships with teachers and each other. We are looking forward to seeing the rest of our tamariki as they return from their holidays. Welcome to our new whanau that have joined us this week. We are looking forward to getting to know you all as the term progresses. Please feel free to ask for any information you might need. We welcome Amanda to our teaching team. She has joined us in the afternoon session. Please make her feel welcome and introduce yourselves to her. Thank you. Ally

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Early Morning Sunrise

The view from the deck at home at 6am. Took the photo and was so impressed I wanted to share. This is looking over to Maungatautari. Ally













Another wonderful holiday camping at Opotiki on our brother in laws property at Waiotahi Estate.
This year we had more friends with us and we learnt lots about gathering kaimoana. We set flounder nets, long lines, gathered pipis, made fritters, kayaked and set the surf casters every day. It was great fun and a very special time for all of our blended family to be together which hasn't happened in a long time. New years was lovely with a bonfire on the beach and a hangi at 1am!!!! As before we took the truck which meant we had the quads, bikes mattresses ( as i don't do air beds anymore) and it was a great space to entertain in as well. A fantastic holiday!


Monday, January 18, 2010






















Hi everyone
Well what a great holiday I had with my kids and partner, Steve. We spent time in Raglan and up in Leigh. I snorkelled for the first time ever (at Goat Island Marine Reserve) and discovered a whole new amazing world. I swam with Blue Mao Mao, huge Snapper and even a sting ray. I have also had my first ever go at biscuiting which was fun and a little scary as I'm not a deep water person really! We witnessed a grass fire and had fire appliances down the drive in Leigh which was exciting. We kayaked, swam and fished in Raglan.
We also added to our family. We now have a wee girl Jack Russell puppy called Indi. She is very cute, has very needle sharp teeth and a delightful energetic character.
Jo