Last night, we had a fantastic dinner of fresh salad from the garden, lamb and kumara. It was totally delicious! Then I taught Ruby and the boys some card tricks. I met Julie and Johnny; he is Cush's cousin.
This morning, Ruby and I washed some windows and then I took a walk up the hill with Oscar to pick ragwart
After lunch, I checked online and discovered the Packers won (yay!!!!), and then Cush, Sam, Ruby and I drove to Massey, which has the Westgate mall. Ruby got her ears pierced for the first time, and she wasn't scared at all. Well, maybe a little bit. But I told her that the "pain would be worth it." hahahaha.
I bought some NZ chocolate and some other souvenirs at a bookstore. We also stopped and bought "hokey pokey" ice cream, which is famous in NZ. I read about it in my guidebook and wanted to try it. I'm sure we will have some after dinner tonight.
The new horse, Blackjack, arrives pretty soon, so they are very excited. I am going to make some lemon cookies. Ruby is serving as my proofreader on this blog and catching all my typos. She is quite witty for a 9-year-old.
Cush told me today that people who live on the west coast are called "westies." Ruby said they are kind of rough around the edges and go with the flow, but are good people. People on the east coast are called "shoregirls," and they are perfect and strict. Personally, I would rather be on the west side than the east. :)
Until next time...
Exploring and Ice Cream
Monday, January 10, 2011
Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand