Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Ta Da List

Previous lists can be found here: 2008 2007 2006
In 2009 I:
  • Finally got married
  • Visited Ireland, specifically Dublin, for the first time
  • Got a promotion at work
  • Saw the All Blacks play France
  • Met John Campbell
  • Saw Kings of Leon live in Wellington
  • Saw Billy Connelly again (the 1st time was 2005 in Glasgow)
  • Decorated the lounge and dining room
  • Planned the wedding
  • Visited friends and family in the UK
  • Ate Rossi’s ice-cream at Southend seafront
  • Conquered all the scary rides at Chessington World of Adventures
  • Finally got engagement photos taken
  • Got a spray tan (without looking orange)
  • Grew my hair the longest it’s ever been
  • Visited Huka Falls and Craters of the Moon
  • Found a scrummy pancake recipe (thanks Delia)
  • Learnt to Crochet (Thanks Laura! I still need heaps of practice though)
  • Bought and used a bread-maker
  • Discovered Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker
  • Took lots of photos from planes
  • Baked muffins, cakes, biscuits and savouries that tasted good
  • Kept a holiday journal
  • Had my photo taken with a bagpiper (and Graeme’s 2 cousins!)
  • Went through the Clyde Tunnel holding my breath the whole way
  • Visited the Guinness Storehouse and had a diet coke in the Gravity Bar
  • Learnt Something New every day in September and scrapped it
  • Bought the prettiest, sparkliest shoes that receive attention wherever they go
  • Visited Kelly and Michael and went to Hamilton Zoo
  • Assisted at my first ever Kiwi Sausage Sizzle
  • Removed all the sequins from my wedding dress so it could be dry-cleaned (thanks Mum. Now I just need to find someone to sew them back on!)
  • Completed 22 of my 27 things to do aged 27 list and wrote my 28 @ 28 list
  • Took 3814 photos (a bit more than that actually because I deleted the really blurry ones as I went along)

And it was taking all those photos that helped me write this list! Without going through my monthly photos I would never have managed to get this list as long as it is. So there you have it.

Bring on 2010 and all the Ta Da's that will come with it :-)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blogging from the iPhone

Wow, look at me getting all technological and blogging from graemes iPhone. Shame I forgot to put a capital G for Graemes name and don't know how to go back to it without deleting the whole word though.
Not worked out how to add photos yet, that will be my next challenge!
Today I think we are heading to the movies. We are deciding between The Lovely Bones and Sherlock Holmes. Graeme is more keen to see Sherlock and I don't think I'll argue - who can resist Jude Law!
Well I better post this and give Graeme his phone back before he gets withdrawal symptoms!
Back soon and hopefully with photos!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


No not muddy, MUDDLY. Which is how I'm feeling at the moment. Got lots of things whizzing around in my head and no focus to get any of them done.
I think it's end of year-itis. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything I want to get finished before 2010. And when Kate feels overwhelmed she does nothing. Not good.

For example, I thought I'd make a start on my 2009 Ta Da list and couldn't get past Number 3. Now I'm positive I've achieved more than 3 things this year (and yes I did remember 'getting married' - that's number 1!). But I can't for the life of me remember how I've completed the previous 3 years lists (which I'll link to when I get the 2009 list completed). I think it will be a pouring over of the calendar and diary and blog posts and see how far I get.

Boxing Day is always a strange day. A bit of a comedown I suppose after the big day. We've kept it fairly low-key really. We did brave the Plaza which I didn't think was possible. It wasn't actually too bad - probably helped by the fact we went at 4.30pm when everyone else was laden with bags and heading back to their cars. I didn't get much but my husband bought an iPhone. I would be jealous but he's promised to let me play with it too. Who knows - maybe my next blog post will be from the iPhone.

So I will head back to my muddly-ness and leave you with a picture of our forever puppy - isn't he gorgeous?!

And yes, I hope to be back in a day or two with a Ta Da list.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a wonderfully festive Christmas wherever you may be.

Love and slabbers,

K, G & R


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Feeling a little festive

The christmas box has come out of the cupboard...
the decorations have been unpacked...
the twigs have come out the garage and been de-spidered...
and the christmas candles have been lit...

Things are starting to look a little like Christmas around here.

Friday, December 04, 2009

December already!

Not quite sure how it happened but it's December already. Christmas Day in 3 weeks time. Wow. Where did this year go? Who knows?!

We have the advent calendar up - filled with Thorntons chocs from the UK food shop - and a poinsettia but that's the extent of the festive decorations so far. Oh, and we bought a christmas smelling candle but haven't burned it yet.

I'm working all weekend (yuck!) so not sure how much I will get festive before next week but I will try.

We are both pretty snowed with work at the moment and looking forward to the break over xmas to rest and recuperate ready for a new year and a new decade. (Never mind where did this year go, what about the decade!)

We have the proof book from the photographers and hoping to pick photos for our album and thank you cards soon.

There's lots to do and it doesn't feel like there's enough time but I'm sure we will get through it all.

Oh and somewhere in the middle of work this weekend I have to write my xmas cards cos I'm already a week past the last posting date.

Very random post but thought it was time for an update and I've not got any photos to share but will try to rectify that over the coming weeks.