kate5kiwis: lazy hazy crazy days of summer


“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

Saturday, January 05, 2008

lazy hazy crazy days of summer

ok, here goes:
a billion summer photos of the last two weeks:
Christmas in The Big Smoke:
The Gang's first ever trip to Rainbow's End.
hubby and i have great teenage memories
of The Log Flume Ride lol

these guys all *loved* the Fear Fall and went on it again and again.

Little Miss Sunshine

the whole crew went to Devonport
on the bus and the ferry and Shank's Pony.

ferry ride

the higher up the mountain,
the greener grows the grass...

view from the top of Mt Victoria, Devonport

looking across to Rangitoto,
our childhood mountain island

spying out the land:
D18's new digs for 2008

J11 found a grand piano

walking across Grafton Bridge

big bruvva, little bruvva

i would walk five hundred miles
(guess the song lyrics)

yeah, he's mine.

The New Year in The Sunny Bay:

"say, cheese"
(it took about five billion tries
to get this one shot,
gosh Ken, you kept us giggling)


just an aside: Louise and i floated down this stream in tyres, i assed out! and have bruised my shoulder and scratched various parts of my anatomy (everybody chorus, "Poor Katie!")
it's ok Dad, i didn't lose my glasses (i've lost countless pairs of specs over the years jumping off waterfalls, tumbling in the surf, but i do like to see you know)

roll out the barrell

"Watch out for that TREE!!"
(guess the movie line)


told ya my toenails are cute X

and thus ends the photofest.
there are a billion more wonderful memories besides (except Christmas day. i was sick-as-a-dog on Christmas day. huge ups to my dahling mum and dad who canned their plans and nursed me and J11, we were all devastated to miss the Christmas party with Hubby's rellies), but my brain is so blonde and my pilates is calling me so i ain't gonna write 'em.

i don't traditionally make New Year's Reso's, cos they only last two weeks. but i think i'll break with tradition and say: "i won't willingly have a two week hiatus from blogging again."

Happy New Year to you and yours.
here's to finding the *sparkle* in every day in 2008.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

lmao at Mr Kate on sold sign...did you pay much??
Lovin those jandals and those super skinny, tanned toes.
Happy New Year lovely lady, be seeing ya xxxx

10:45 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, the song is by The Proclaimers, I think, and the movie is obviously George of the Jungle. Hope we have as much fun when summer rolls around here.

6:42 AM  
Blogger The Trier and Jen said...

looks like you all had lots of fun
I dont think ive ever walked across Grafton Bridge

I know that song but the lyrics wont come drat!!!

Is D18 going to uni later this year?


9:19 AM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

wow, french maniacured toes are pretty much the height of flashness.

whooopee, finally a song I *know*!
but barb the evil genius beat me to it.

happy new year :)

11:23 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

did you pay much??
this is where i make a schmoosy *he's priceless* comment X

the song is by The Proclaimers
yep. we walked miles and miles in The Big Smoke, i lost two kilos by Christmas Day. yes i did. so now i have half a kilo to go before i'm nuh-nuh-nuh-nineteen!!!!!

the movie is...George of the Jungle
it's one of S10's fave movies, i think it's the slapstick humour, such a naff movie imho but he *loves* it. and now so does M6, cos he loves everything that his bruvva loves X

is D18 going to uni?
yes, D18 is studying engineering, or law, or both... X

french maniacured toes
well, it helps that i'm a "french maniac" to start with lol X

11:41 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

movie line: "George, george, george of the jungle, watch out for that TREE!!!"
wow looks like you guys had a great time i love seeing the pics and all
and also i want to join your family, even tho my mum is sitting right here watching me type this!!!! lol
lots of love x
("but not too much love, you nasty child!!!" says mum)

3:39 AM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

That looks suspiciously like MY digs from 1989, lol!! Met my jubbly hubby there so it was all good;-)

8:30 AM  
Blogger The Trier and Jen said...

all the best for the study to D18


9:45 AM  

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