Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Nieuw Zeeland

Named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

We are in NZ. I am here for a Kumon Vision Conference. I am speaking at the conference on Saturday...and lost my speech that I had saved on the computer! But it is okay, Kumon had saved a copy...

Since work paid for me to be here, I paid for dh and the younger four to accompany me. We have a few days together before I go to the conference. Poor Luke is alone at home with Belle the cat. But I have a feeling he will appreciate the quieter house...

Pics from yesterday, flying to Auckland. The family left early and I had two and one half hours alone at the airport. Iit's okay, I didn't eat M & Ms! Instead, I sat at Starbucks, had a skim Chai Latte and made Kumon phone calls and texts and emails to parents. And got so involved in work that I almost missed my flight. Oh, dear.

Met a couple of really interesting people on the plane ~ a real estate agent from Auckland and a man from kellyville, where I live. He goes to St Michael's Catholic Church and was interested in Kumon because his daughter struggles with maths. It's a small world!

Last night, we walked around the harbour area of Auckland. Very attractive, even if a tad cold. Had dinner at an Italian bistro near the harbour. Surfed the net. Did 60 push ups and 160 ab exercises, among other exercises. Took my Clexane injection to prevent blood clots from flying.And stayed up way too late, watching Battlestar Galactica.

Who are the final five cyclons??

Today is the feast of St Gregory the Great, my son Greg's name day. I'm texting and emailing him.

We are off to Waitomo Caves.


HopewellMomSchool said...

From CNN today--hope the link works
The curse word 'Battlestar Galactica' created

Leonie said...