Friday, April 25, 2008


Peter and Helen
have a baby boy!

See their blog for further details and pictures.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Kadesh's Vocabulary:

'Sossoling' - sling shot
'humple' - an insect bite - a cross between a hump and a pimple, I think!
'skaterrolls' - roller skates
'stuffies' - fluff (we think this will be remedied by having a cow named Fluff, but she's already been called Stuffy!)
'avamacado' - avacado
'puffets' - puppets
'vegemarmite' - the generic term for the black paste New Zealanders put on their toast - it comes in two varieties: vegemite and marmite.

Meet Fluff - an 11 year old jersey cow that will produce a calf later this year and after that... lots of milk! The girls love her already. She belongs to us and Peter and Helen.

Sam's vege garden.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Yep... under offer.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wedding Drums

We had a different kind of experience today. Sam and I were asked to be witnesses at a wedding - rather last minute and very informal! Dan and Diane were passing through NZ and had decided to marry here. You can click on the link to their blog at the right to get the rest of the story.

The officiating minister...

Wedding drums calling the bride and groom...

The bride...

The groom...

The rings...

And the deed...

...was done!

But the BEST man there...

...was this man, of course!

The Hokitika Gorge

With Tom

Li'l Sam

Saturday, April 12, 2008