Thursday, 3 July 2008

Holiday !!

Today is the end of term 2 and that means 2 weeks off school. We had a really busy last week, with lots of nice things but I'm happy that it is weekend now. And tomorrow morning we are of to the South Island. First we go on the ferry for a trip that takes 3 hours. We go for a little Tiki tour trough the South Island. Staying some nights in Golden Bay, the West coast and Nelson. On the way we will visit some family who is living there and we booked some great places to stay with the 5 of us. Hopefully we will get a great family time. We all looking forward.

And it was a bit of a sad week as well, because Lieke our little girl is moving to an other school after the holiday. So she had to say goodbye to her friend and teacher. But she organised a shared lunch on Wednesday for her and we baked some great cookies to shares this morning for morning tea. After the holiday she is moving to a local school . So we don't have to drive everyday 50 Km. We can go on the bike. Much better for the environment and the money. The petrol prices are not funny anymore. But the most important reason was that she can make friend in the area. Yesterday we had a meeting with her new teacher and Lieke is looking forward to go to her new school so that is great.

There is still one thing to do, packing all the bags !!
So I'm off to do that now before I pick up the girls from school.
I 'll take my Christmas quilt with me so I can finish it of and of course I'll take my sock-knitting with me. I won't be bored this holiday.


Marian said...

Geniet van je vakantie!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Lien!
I am so glad you visited my blog the other day. So nice to meet you. I hope you visit again soon. Have a wonderful holiday!


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.