kate5kiwis: gizzy.. gizzy.. gizzy... oi oi oi !!!!!


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, October 22, 2006

gizzy.. gizzy.. gizzy... oi oi oi !!!!!

Just got back from a fabulous two days camping at sunny Gisborne, on the beach.

*momma's first summer swim* .. well, actually, I was seeing a man about a dog...

beach antics: Ayla, Ollie, M4 and S9: you gorgeous kids leaped in the first beach stream you found: got all your clothes soaking... such fun..

We went for a late-night walk to see statues ('st'at you??) of Young Nick and Captain James Cook.

Nick brought out the drama-queen in R13.

M4 and Daddy read all about him...

He's the captain who discovered New Zealand!

Hubby, Darryl and D17 got really creative with tent-pack-up..
... roll it boys!!!


Blogger BeachMama said...

Oh YAY, summer photos! Camping at the beach, now that is my kind of camping. Looks like you had a great time :).

9:52 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, my new career asperation is beach bum. So much *FUN*!!!

3:44 PM  
Blogger flowerpot said...

Ooohhh lucky you, looks like so much fun, we went on Captain cooks boat in England when we were there and went through his museum and his house, we so like the story of his life. My parents now live just down from the road from there.
Glad you had a good time.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it a big dog?

10:52 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

you are so naughty:
i can't remember the size of the dog... but it must've been relatively large to make me brave the FREEZING COLD WATER :o)

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What great photos of the ocean! Wonderful!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous The GORGEOUS Debbie said...

The Gisbornite I'm married to reckons that's a new statue (bro?), we'll have to make the trek to check it out next time we 'In Da Hood'

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woof !

9:57 PM  
Blogger sweetpea said...

i like reading kate's blog. she's a kiwi, and writes mysterious things like "gizzy, gizzy, gizzy, oi, oi, oi!"....i've no idea what she means, but i'm intrigued. she also spells things with the dignified British spelling, as in "epitomises." ;)

6:51 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

NZ is, after all, a British colony.. actually, I get my spelling fettish from my Mum. but I’m a bit of a rebel, so i often don’t start my sentences with a *capital* letter. (and I often split my infinitives. and even *shock* start my sentence with a conjunction lol)

and I do think that “s” is a more beautiful letter than “z”.. it’s curly and curvy..
the only redeeming thing about a “z” is zorro *swoon*

OK. explaining GIZZY>>>
it’s an abbreviation for Gisborne and last weekend there was a huge wine and food festival there, but *we* only went to a couple of vineyards..

when I was a kid, there was a chant people used to do, at school, or anywhere in the open air.
it goes like this:

Chorus echo: OI OI OI!!!
Chorus echo: OI OI OI!!!
Lone voice: ZIGGY…
Chorus echo: OI!!!
Lone voice: ZIGGY…
Chorus echo: OI!!!
Chorus echo: OI OI OI!!!

The first morning on the beach, D17 just let rip with the first (poetically licenced)
and hubby and I found ourselves yelling back:
OI OI OI !!!!!
and that became the weekend’s call…..

random, I know, but ya did ask

12:43 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Wow, looks like so much fun. It seems to funny to me to be discussing summer - it's windy, and there's freezing drizzle falling here....

2:26 PM  
Blogger sweetpea said...

i love that! i like the s's better than the z's...i like how it looks, like you. but if i spelled things like that here, it would be considered pretentious. :) i'm texan, ya know. i ain't gotta right to spell things british-like.

6:20 AM  

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