Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Spring

Today is the first day of spring.
- the sun is shining
- I just had yoga with a lovely group of ladies
- Listened to Neil Diamonds "song sung blue' on the way to work. This song always reminds me of singing it at the top of my voice on our backyard swing when I was a child - happy memories.
- the kids are happy & healthy
- life is good.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Highlight

On Saturday afternoon on the way home from doing the grocery shopping (just Siobhan & I), she turns to me and says " Mum, I like it when we do stuff together".

How sweet is that?? I then ended up playing Pictionary for 2 hours - how could I not.

Samyson has now gone off to ski camp for a week, he was so excited he got out of bed as soon as I asked him this morning, usually it is a 15 minute battle. Even Khan is all excited, he turned up at 7.30 this morning toting his backpack checking I was still taking him to school. The weird thing is, the boys did not actually have to be at school until about 11 if they didn't want to as the bus was leaving at 11.30 to take them to the mountain but they both wanted to go early!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dinner at tribeca

Fridays dinner was, as usual for Tribeca, absolutely divine.

We arrived and had pre dinner drinks, a beautiful chardonnay for me & a beer for Gary. Next came bread & dips (and some more of the chardonnay). Mark the owner has picked a few wines he thought Ian would like but he did not include a merlot so when Gary said he would like a merlot, Mojo the waiter went & got one which was absolutely fantastic, so much so, Ian & Paul swapped to that also. Poor Gary nearly fell off his seat when Ian asked how much it was & was told $ 70!!!! We went through at least 2 of them.

The food was great, we all played a bit of swapsies so we got to try each others meals. I was so full I actually could not finish my desert (chocolate fondant). One of the highlights was the cauliflower soup which was give an an amuse bouche between the entree and main, it was like velvet.

All in all a fantastic "family" meal out and it was nice that Martins son Adam came along too.

For a special night out this is the place to go. Great food, great wine (not all at $ 70 per bottle I hasten to add), and great service and atmosphere.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

When will it stop

The last few weeks seem to have been a constant round of drama (orientation, rehearsals & audition) plus School (parent info nights, visits, enrolments parent teacher interviews x2).

Samyson is going to Glenfield College next year, we had pretty much decided he would anyway but he was making noises at one stage about Westlake even though we are out of zone. As it turns out, the week we were in Paihia we missed the info nights for Westlake & one of the others he was considering, however once we went to Glenfield he seemed keen and moreso after the school tour.

Samyson was sick yesterday, he came to work with me but after throwing up twice I took him home, I don't know what caused it but he was a s good as gold this morning, in fact he was a fair bit better by last night.

Siobhan had netball on Tuesday, because it was a 5pm game I could not go and according to Gary she was brilliant, best game he saw her play. A few of the parents also commented to him - typical when I go to watch she doesn't play that well. She now thinks that she wants to do the netball program in the school holidays instead of All Stars. Having said that, the way the funds are at the moment, they will be doing the 2 day Caz Camp & nothing else, All Stars is $ 200 each & netball $ 150 plus the $ 170 for the 2 of them to camp. - none of which I have at the moment. Plus the $ 400 I need to finish paying for Ski Camp for Samyson. In my next life I am having cats not kids - they have to be cheaper.

Tonight we are off to Tibeca for dinner, Martin is organising it to celebrate the acceptance of the financial proposal to creditors being accepted. Good excuse for a flash meal out anyway.

A weekend of rehearsals & housework, will the fun never end.