March 29, 2011

today is tuesday

and i feel like writing.

It is a beautiful day in Queenstown today!
the sun is shining,
my music is playing.

I've decided castles are really cool,
and I think I'd like to live in one.
It would totally rule. Imagine the fun!
I'd invite everyone.

We'd have a pet seahorse and a moat.
And in our moat we'd be able to float on our giant swan boat,
with heaps of paddle and bumper boats too!

Of course we'd have a bouncy castle outside of our real one, ball pool included.
you know, those giant pools full of balls.. where you can jump and flip and swim around in.

I'd quite like if there were heaps of fruit trees around as well.
Apples and bananas and nectarines, plums and cherries and even giant delicious blueberries.

And with our bananas we could make phones.
Because everybody knows how much banana phones rock.

Anyways, this is just what I was thinking while sipping my tea this morning,
as I sat in the sun admiring,
how remarkable the Remarkables are.
And how massive and gorgeous Lake Wakatipu is.

If only I had some bux fizz. (aka bubbly o! champ and orange!)

It's a wonderful life I live.

March 14, 2011

mother natures dance party

Mother Nature is having one extreme dance party these days and unfortunately it's not the fun-get-everyone-singing-and-dancing type of dance party - more like the fat-awkward-belly-dancing type where people get hurt and injured. I know so much is going on in the world today - Christchurch being top of the news here in NZ - Egypt, Lybia ... earthquakes left right and center.. in China, and now Japan... the Moon Man has even called for one just outside of Queenstown (or surrounded area) around the 20th of this month... it's absolutely bananas. Thankfully we have gone out and got our survival kit together! Chocolate and beer, activity pads and peanut butter! Oh, water and canned foods and candles and all that other important stuff aswell... battery powered radio! We are just reading up on Japan (little house has completely banned TV watching as of a few months getting rid of our skybox and tv!) and it looks unreal.... I can't believe it. So sad... towns being completely destroyed and homosapiens becoming radioactive! Not that I know anyone in Japan, but I am thinking of everybody and sending extreme fuzzies to everyone effected... and on that note I just want to send massive fuzzies to everbody I love.. just a shout out! I hope you are all well and safe .. keep well and keep well safe!!!

Aroha Nui xxx
(big love to you all!!!)

In other news:

Summer's out - fall is in. The leaves are beginning to change colours and the nights are becoming chillier and chillier.. (and its getting dark out real early :o(  ) but this is all alright, as it means WINTER IS ON ITS WAY!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!! I'm getting pretty stoked to get back on my board and play in the snow! Havn't been up to many adventures recently .. just working away saving for this and that... april will be a pretty good month which I'm looking forward too! One of my besties from home MISS JILLIAN JIGGS arrives on the 1st!!! Then were going on a road trip with our mate HEATHER!! before she and Doug get hitched on the 15th! eee! We will laugh and dance and prance and be jolly ... and that I am very excited for. ALSO!!!! how could I have forgotten. We went to CCR last week!!! (which may or may not have been the real guys......?) but whoever they were put on an amazing show out in the middle of no where surrounded by mountains and good times! Anyways, I feel like that is all I have to say for now... check out pictures from the past few months via le crackbook

la la la and goodnight xoxo

January 28, 2011

and so,

it is official.

I AM STAYING IN NEW ZEALAND ANOTHER YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My job is AWESOME and sponsored me so I can keep living the dream over here - continue to laugh and dance, frolick and adventure. Who knows if I will stay until the end - but I am at least here for another winter season :o) YAY!

life is groovy.

January 14, 2011

two thousand ind tin.

Nearly 365 glorious days ago I was just getting ready to leave CANADIA to come see what exciting things I could find in the land of the long white cloud. And holy bajoly what exciting things I have found!

lambs: the worlds dumbest animal - yet almost better than a dog. Who knew I'd ever own a pet lamb? Shogun has taught me a lot about the lifestyle of a sheep... eat eat shit eat bah bah eat bah shit. pee. get stuck in,over,under and around anything possible, eat.. and bah. He loves being taken for walks though! New grass to eat, new streets to run down and then poop on. He loves head butting things too. What a life. Too bad its over when he reaches 35 kg.

Marmite: A savoury spread Kiwis eat on toast. A delicious savoury spread in which they will fight to the bitter end over with the aussies - the marmite vs vegemite battle will go on forever - and I`ll definitely stick with kiwis for this one.. marmite all the way!

The PLP: best find ever. I`m so lucky to have stumbled across such a fun and enthusiastic group of friends who are ALWAYS down for some kind of adventure. Be it dress up time, arts and crafts time... hiking, biking, kayaking, swiming, running, skipping or frolicking...rolling down hills or late night dancing. Theres always something to look forward to on the PLP - my home away from home :o)

Love:  for so many things! Sunshine, friends, family, veggies... fruit tree's..pretty much life in general..oh, and this BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY! I love everything about New Zealand. It's just so simple and chill here! It gets by with what it has and its perfect. No need for the unnecessary items in life :o) .. like a christmas tree stand.... why not just use a bucket filled with rocks? The people are friendly and everyone seems to be in wander pace alongside myself! Man! the police don't even have guns!!! haha :o) I've been here 340 days - and I've just sent my application in for another 365!!!! GET EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and please cross your fingers :o) )

I`ve found that I no longer refuse to eat parsley and mushrooms - Mom you`ll be happy to hear that. I`m not sure if I should admit to this, but I also may or may not have taken a slight liking to COFFEE..... I know, things have happened, times are changing. It`s 2011 now.. get excited! I still have a hard time with my left and rights though, and twirling is still one of my favourite things of life. I miss dill pickles and Ceasars, but have replaced them with pineapple lumps and Cider... mmm. I could do with less teasing of my canadian accent, though I get to make fun of the kiwi one just as much! (You igg!)

 I do miss friends and fam back home, don`t worry I havn`t forgotten about you and I often find myself reminicing about past adventures we`ve once shared. But my passport allows me to travel until 2013, so see you in a few years!!! haha! joking....... maybe.

 New Zealand is my 22nd country by the age of 22... some people collect buttons and stamps....I seem to enjoy collecting countries (I guess thats sort of a stamp my passport!) I quite enjoyed 2010, so lets hope 2011 has heaps more in store!!

January 8, 2011

Rubbish day

It was 8 am and I woke up to the sound of Teresa bustling about, as I often do. Laying in bed just a little longer I decided to head down and join her for a nice cuppa and a good morning chat..... a nice cuppa indeed, a good morning chat.. well.. not so much. After a lovely 6 days off for Teresa it was time to head back to work (in the cold pissing rain) so the usual "waaaa i dont want to go back to work" rant came a flowing, and then BLAST! in a flast she was out the door. As I was just finishing my cup of tea Emmer popped outta her room and was about to head to work aswell when she looked at me and said "is it thursday?" I thought about it for a moment...okay a long time.. and came to the conclusion that yes, indeed.. it was thursday! AND TERESA FORGOT TO PUT THE GARBAGE OUT!(every thursday for as long as I can remember, Teresa takes the garbage out on her way to work) Lucky for Emma's memory - the garbage was put out and all was groovy.

A few minutes later I recieved a text from Teresa saying "rubbish day!" ..... so of course I automatically replied with an optimistic text telling her that it will get better and maybe Paul Henry (her favourite person of all time) will show up at work and ask her to marry him.. or something.. and I went on with my day.

Anyways, nope. Turns out I was wrong. Rubbish day......Every thursday is rubbish day on fernhill.... Teresa wasn't complaining about the day anymore, just a simple reminder for me to put the RUBBISH out... silly me.. you'd think after being here nearly a YEAR I'd have caught up on the kiwi lingo.... next time I guess :o)