Monday, December 19, 2011

Police hard at work in Santa's grotto

With the last murder in Dunedin about 3 years ago (from memory) and crime dropping by 6% last year our police in Dunedin are really finding themselves with a little bit of free time on their hands. Time to hit the malls to stop the rampant crime from occuring there. All fun aside though it is cool to see cops on the beat around the shoppping area. The kids love to see police cruisin around and waving and smiling

This patrol needed three (for safety) anfter all who knows how many tots in the Meridian Mall may go berserk with their lollipops.

The Annual Walk to Port Chalmers

After a week of complete crap weather we (Josie, Vic and I) managed to make our annual pilgrimage to Port Chalmers. THe weather started off pretty overcast but as as the walk continued it got better. Vis manged to make it the whole way this year without complaining or having to be piggybacked.  The girls clained to be really tired but it hasn't stopped them from playing ever since we got back from the excursion. All up it was 15.9 Kms. I wouldn't have wanted a longer walk though - it was just enough to be a pleasant jaunt but not enough to be too taxing.
A slightly bumped pic? I think the iPhone 4's camera isn't that hot really.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Answer to Kevin

for some reason I can't post a reply so you get your own whole blog entry! 
Yeah the weather has been getting noticeably hotter. In fact on Sunday it reached a staggering 23 degrees. One of the problems about being on an island on this latitude is that you get all of the crap weather that the antarctic weather gods decide to vomit our way. The weather can change from hot to snow in the space of hours -literally. We can have really settled great weather all really settled shit. In the South Island you should pack for winter but hope for summer if you go camping. For a human from the northern latitudes it must seem a little incongruous to see a winter santa being celebrated in a southern summer. For us however we receive our iconography with little critical thinking.  Besides it is cooler to see a winter Santa than a Santa in a tee-shirt and jandals (worth looking that last word up)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Its that time again,,,

The girls decorated the tree this time themselves. I think they overcooked the baubles a bit but otherwise it was a pretty good job.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Santa has to source my boxes of soldiers from England. They were put on the reindeer 2 days ago so I hope they make it before Christmas.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Last Week....

Here it comes babeeeeeee! We have organised a staff party at Ombrello's at the outside part.  This is important as it enables me to smoke my obligatory end of year cigars!