Sunday, August 05, 2007
Hello from sunny Wellington! Can you see me waving from down there at the bottom of the map??? I am here! Did you hear that? I said SUNNY!!! And it is winter. Here I am in the sun.... in Diana's office. There is a church meeting on at the moment, so I am trying to upload some photos for you to see. Please note the artistic one above!
We arrived on Friday morning, after almost 24 hours in the air, and after surviving LA (more much later), nearly missing the connecting flight to Wellington, Andrew's case arriving after us, no sleep and much excitement, and Diana and her friend were there to meet us. I managed to stay awake till 8pm and then crashed, but by then, we had seen Diana's home, met some of her friends, been to collect the car, ventured to Scorching Bay to the Chocolate Fish and been up Mt Vic to see the views. Just wonderful, and hard to believe we are on the other side of the world.
Yesterday and today, I got up really early and went to the beach near by and watched the sun rise. It is so special to be sitting there on the rocks, watching the sun slowly cast its rays over the water, and to be listening to the waves. Today is just lovely...... a trifle windy, but lovely. Wellington is supposed to be windy after all!! Yesterday was somewhaty blighted by the fact that Ann sprained her foot, but happily, she is more mobile today. We did manage to go around Parliament, and she rode in style in a wheelchair. Then she and Andrew rested for a while and Diana, David and I did a little shopping, before going back to the flat for a super meal.
So there you have it. We are here. I have a new role...I am "Diana's Mum" and that is great fun! They all love her to bits, and tell me they have every intention of keeping her here..... and I am getting a real view of her life in NZ. I am loving every minute of it all!
We go off on our travels tomorrow, but I will be taking photos. 222 so far, and it is just Day 3!! I am doing my best here!