Funny how people ask "have you ever had any bad weather at sea ?"...the answer is almost a lie,as one tends to forget just how bad it has been sometimes, :) but the other night when tied to the marine we had sustained winds of 47 knots !!! We thought we might have been going to join the launch opposite us, but all ropes held. Somperhaps people need to ask what are the strongest winds you have been in and where was it.
We had the pleasure of hosting ( for too short a time ) Frank and Vooma Ratnam who we met in Danga Bay Malaysia. The weather, mercifully, was kind to us for the forty eight hours they were in Wellington. We gave them a taste of Kiwi life and took them up to Andrew and Avrils house for a kiwi BBQ.....Mmmmmmm. The next day we got delayed enjoying TE PAPA, so there was only time for a quick ride on the cable car and then a car sprint to the ferry terminal.
Friday night saw CHARIOTEER full of girls.....the first 'sleepover' on CHARIOTEER for Tayla and Kendra and the excitement meant wide awake bouncing happy girls until late at night...but everyone slept well and the visit was a success.
Life in the tropical climes is so kind to the skin,..... my wedding and engagement rings were a tight fit, my face was smooth with just the hint of wrinkles, my sandals fit snuggly. but now that has changed. My rings slide all over the place, my sandals flop and my face...well perhaps this wee story will give you an idea of my face ....
Danielle ( aged 8 ).....Ma ( that's me) I want to design clothes.
Me.....well go ahead, design,what is stopping you.
D........I haven't got anyone to design for...
Me......there's your mum , nana and me
D......no I want to design for a teenager
Me....I could pretend to be a teenager.
Danielle looked at me, considering the offer. The she patted my hand and said.....
Ma you would have to dye your hair and wear heaps of makeup. :)
The honesty of kids....I just love it. :)
Today Andrew ran a half marathon......the number of people doing that and the 7k walk was amazing........at the finish line the supporters were out in force. We are so proud of our son....... Go Andrew, go.... :)