Tuesday, August 9, 2011


So I'm heading down memory lane today, as we prepare ourselves for  the last week in this house! Scary I know!
So one of my awesome achievements was when I got the opportunity to be able to go to King lake and do some volunteering with the rotary club! Now for those who don't know King lake got destroyed in the black Saturday bush fires in 2009 and Volunteers are helping rebuild there town.
I jumped on the bus not knowing a soul on there, but we are all there for the same reason to help those that need it! I joined the gardening Group and we got our house to do and it was this beautiful old lady Dorothy, what an amazing lady, lives alone with her dog lake, and she would bake for the community! So it was time for Us to give something back to her.
This Garden was massive over grown and burnt trees that well they were massive!
We spent hours doing Dorothy's garden and she loved having us around and listening to her stories! To this day she still doesn't quite understand how she got to keep her house when her neighbours around her lost everything ! I think someone must have been watching over her!
We gave her, her garden back and what a pleasure it was doing it!
And the team of people I worked with was awesome and we went back to revisit Dorothy and finish off what we started. Grace, Hamarnie and Michael came up with us the second time!
Was awesome!!


The team! Michelle taking the pic

This amazing Angel we found in  the rubble

Barbra and Chris

Rotary coach and other volunteers
Grace fell in love with lake

and that's the front

There she is Michelle

the revisiting crowd! Michael taking the photo

Friday, August 5, 2011

Well 12 days to go

Wow so this has come round fast and slow all at the same time. The house is starting to feel empty with all the tiding and sorting things out. Packing the odd suit case and ready to start a new chapter of our lives.
Grace will start school in september and hamarnie will have Kinder opps nursery, all of a sudden they are both grown up!!

the last couple of weeks has been crazy with stressing about getting work, and so very pleased to have a job which is Dairy farming and also a cheese farm, check out the site Quickes I think ill be in heaven! I have my date to move in and also to start and all this before we hit september. And I'm getting the feeling that it is all coming together nicely and just ment to be! I really didnt think i'd be moving Back to the U.K any time soon, so will i settle this time? I hope so, But the friends that really do know me, call me a roaming gypsy or free spirit, wild at heart. I tend to think t hat i go where the wind takes me, for now Devon and i really can't wait.

Picton castle


Ashburton NZ
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