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Published: February 22nd 2019
Lake Taupo. A Family at Play.
Amy and Holly paddle, Ella swims and Jeremy watches on.
After having been busy with Christmas, New Year, a bit of travel and spending all of our time with the family, we are now getting back into the routine of life at home. We have had a wonderful time right through the festive season with Chris's and Amy's families and then, during the last of the school holidays spending time in Hastings and Taupo with the odd couple of days at home in Wellington. Now back to reality.
Hawkes Bay was extremely hot over the last few weeks so energy levels were not high and motivation to go fishing, nil. Long walks on Ocean Beach, wonderful, and climbs up Te Mata peak, exhausting, swimming as much as possible and keeping in the shade. As it should be in holiday time.
Idilic days in Taupo with Amy, Jeremy and the kids, walking swimming and once again just relaxing. Taupo will always be one of my favourite places to spend time and I always leave there with a bit of regret. While there we spent time out on the lake with Corrado and Annemarie, and a lot of time watching Amy, Jeremy and the girls paddle boarding and generally splashing around.
Back in Hawkes Bay for the start back to school then school sports etc. Holly has now started intermediate and seems to love it at this stage.
At this time of year we usually have our year planned as far as travel goes, but at this stage we are unsure of our timing for our annual trip to Norway. Probably later than usual this year.
We have plans for a week in Whitianga, with Corrado and Annemarie in mid March and then, in late May we will be spending 10 days on the Gold Coast, Australia, with Viv and Charlie. I return home for 1 day, and then I will be joining Warwick, flying back to Cairns, Australia and driving to Port Douglas and Cooktown for 10 days in June. So looking forward to all these events. We really do need to have something exciting planned to work toward.
For now we have lots to do at home with some small projects and a couple of big ones. Pip/Rod
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