Not much interesting has happened this week people… its started with some days off Janik, Joe and I had been really looking forward to cirque de soleil – Toruk the last flight. We booked a night in Christchurch as we all had the next day off and thought we’d head out for a bit of a party after. Joe was very excited, not about the circus but about the fact that he got his very first uber there. For those of you who don’t know uber is an app where you can order a taxi from someone already going your way. It was all very exciting and we now feel like we have fully arrived in the 21st century. We arrived safe and sound, straight to the bar and then to our seats waiting for the show to begin. Our honest review is that we were quite disappointed, it was visually stunning but a lot of dancing around and not much circus. Having seen them before we left slightly disappointed but determined to still have a good night!
Christchurch really is not the place to party, but gin was flowing and we watched a band in a lively-ish bar. I fell asleep and we ended up getting kicked out so the boys took me home and continued their adventure. I don’t know the details of the rest of their night but I do know they ended up in a gay club. When they got back to the hostel at the early hours of the morning, Joe decided he didn’t want to sleep on his own and got in bed with some poor unsuspecting girl much to her horror and mine and Janiks amusement. We had a quick breakfast in the morning and a quick swim before heading home to sleep. The good news is we have found a nearby takeaway that is as close as we can get to our British version so we had a chilled evening in with some good food. My week back to work started with the most glorious rainbow I have ever seen the picture below doesn’t do it justice but also shows in all its glory the lodge where we live incase you guys were interested.
Work is busy with milking 1200 cows every day now. The team has split into the A shed and B shed… so everyone is working hard and finding their feet within their teams. Its all going great and Joe and I both still really love it! Each days different and although we are well and truely settled in, each day still has its challenges which we love. My main challenge is falling off the motorbike, I nearly gave myself a concussion the other day by whacking my head of a fence post and managed to do a bit of a skid the day after. But its all good and no injuries apart from a few minor bruises.
The lodge is busy as always and there has been time for a few impromptu parties that usually end up with everyone getting very drunk and being hungover the next morning! Especially Joe who still seems to be the king of the hangover.
As well as the place for a party I have also been baking this week and managed to make a traditional New Zealand treat called lolly cake… Basically this consists of condensed milk, malt biscuits, marshmallows and a bit of butter! It is also supposed to be dusted in in coconut but Joe wasn’t keen on that so I left it out. The picture doesn’t do it any justice but trust me it is to die for and disappeared quite quickly so I think I’ll make a double portion this week!
Aside from this we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and our days off and keeping busy but relaxing all at the same time and as always enjoying a takeaway! #livingthedream I hope this gives you a little insight into our lives and please look out for more as we have a few busy days coming up so I’ll try my best to keep you all posted.
15.09.2017 (Week 37 of challenge) Books Read:
- A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams And Dust – George R. R. Martin
- A Dance With Dragons 2: After The Feast – George R. R. Martin
- Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
- Comfort food – Kitty Thomas
- Mark One – John Hindmarsh (must read sequel at some point)
- Girl Undone – Marla Madison
- The Sick House – Ambrose Ibsen
- The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
- On The Road – Jack Kerouac
- Survivor The Triumph Of An Ordinary Man In The Khmer Rouge Genocide – Chum Mey
- The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
- Bone Pit: A Chilling Medical Suspense Thriller – Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb
- Sabotage – Dale Wiley
- Dracula – Bram Stoker
- First They Killed My Father – Loung Ung
- Lucky Child – Loung Ung
- Automated Alice – Jeff Noon
- The Girl In the Picture – Denise Chong
- Orphan X – Gregg Hurwitz
- The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
- A moveable Feast – Ernest Hemmingway
- Chez Stinky – Susan C. Daffron
- The Gift – Margaret McHeyzer
- The Curse – Margaret McHeyzer
- War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (Among others still a work in progress but I am making progress!)
Status: TWELEVE WEEKS BEHIND – I might start reading children books! JK I have 3 weeks off in November and know a lot of reading will be done then so I’m not worried this is going to happen!