August 18: New boots

I got new boots on the weekend and pretty stoked with them… My big bro bought them for me as an early birthday present and a pretty sweet present because mine broke at the end of last season so I didn’t have any to wear this summer. Anyway, back to the photo… I saw them all bright and shiny in the box and decided to make them the photo for today as they will never be this clean once I start using them! So that’s it for day 228 and thanks Mikey for the new boots!

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August 6: Rugby finals

Today I went to watch my brother play in the final for their grade and took along the camera as seems to be a habit after 217 days of this project. It was great weather and fantastic rugby to go along with it. Ohoka (Mikey’s team) played some great rugby including some impressive backline moves from inside their own half that ended under the opposition posts and eventually won 36-12. Apart from random children asking me to take photos of them…what a day!oday I went to watch my brother play in the final for their grade and took along the camera as seems to be a habit after 216 days of this project. It was great weather and fantastic rugby to go along with it. Ohoka (Mikey’s team) played some great rugby including some impressive backline moves from inside their own half that ended under the opposition posts and eventually won 36-12. Apart from random children asking me to take photos of them…what a day!

July 24: Te Ariki

We were lucky enough to have our good friends and their two kids out to stay this weekend and had an awesome time! This is my wee mate Te Ariki and we were trying to get some photos for their 1st/3rd birthday invitations this morning but haven’t had a chance to look through them all yet so will have to make time to finish looking tomorrow. I’ve also uploaded some photos from my adventure yesterday with Te Ariki. I know they weren’t taken today but I like them so I wanted to use them. We went into Christchurch to drop Te Rangi (Dad) off at rugby then went to the mall for lunch. Te Ariki was loving dancing around in the shops and quite entertaining for the sales assistants… Then we came back and watched Te Rangi play rugby (which they won in a nail biter) in between playing on the playground and tackling Te Ariki’s new friend. What a day! Now our house feels a bit quiet and empty without our guests though… Until next holidays! Anyway, that’s it for day 205

May 23: New Zealand winter

At the moment we are living opposite a sports ground and I have been driving past for the past few weeks and seeing the lights on. I though it would make a good photo and tonight I looked out and saw the fog so decided to head over and have a wee look with my camera. There were two teams of little kids have a rugby training with parents huddled around looking on from the sidelines. This just sums up winter in New Zealand and is a good memory of this house as we hear random yells from people training Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as louder, more urgent yells on a Saturday. Good times in a New Zealand winter! And day number 142 fades into the fog…