Archive for August, 2009

30.08.09 Part 2

August 31st, 2009

We left about half tenish. We headed for Tauranga. We got there had a sit in the car, an had our little picnic. There wasnt actually much there, so we just chilled and relaxed. I read some book hehe.

After a few hours we left and headed for Mt Manganui. We didnt go up the mountain cos we didnt have the time actually. It was like little seaside town, kinda like a funked up Blackpool, but with a huge mountain behind it. We walked down the beach, which was kinda weird. Walking down the beach in Winter hehe, it was lovely though.

After a few more hours there we came home and headed for Rotorua city centre. We went to a little Irish pub restaurant thing called Henneseys. It wernt to bad actually, had a lovely burger there. It had chilli sauce on it too, but I still ate it. Kinda proud of myself cos I dont like it actually.

Now we are just sitting around chilling out to Australian Idol. Sounds sad but its actually kinda good. Anywhoos, talk to you soon.

Miss you all xx

30.08.09 Today We Are Going On A Trip

August 31st, 2009

Before my mum starts working on Tuesday we are doing the tourist thing. We are going on a day trip today. Its gonna be fun. Dunno where we are going, but we are taking a picnic. Buttys crisps drinks cakes and biscuits, proper family trip 😀

It better be nice, and good. This is like the last time our holiday mode is here. After we have done the tourist thing we are in home mode. Work and houses. So this is the end of our holiday. Monday becomes our home time. Looking for schools etc.

My mum has not had a poo for 3 days. In the words of Peter Kay “I Cant Poo.”

Miss you all x

Will probably do another blog tonight after our little trip.


29.08.09 Another Day

August 31st, 2009

Well today isnt going so bad, the fambo have gone to have a look at some more houses. Im sitting on my laptop listening to music. Its not so bad, its a bit sad though cos im listening to all stuff I used to listen to in the Funky Box. I do miss it so. When Jack is ready to come over, im going to fly back for a week or two to fly back with him. Might pop into the box on my way :D.

Whats everyone up to? Facebook me some storys or something to keep me going in between internetness.

Miss you all xx

28.08.09 Today Has Been Quite A Good Day

August 31st, 2009

Well today I had to go to the McDonalds on Fenton street. Meant to be meeting Aaron but it was a bit busy. Ended up talking to some girl, but I cant remember her name for the life of me lol. She was lovely. Had to fill out an application form as a formality but she said she would be in touch, so sounds like I have a job! WOOP!

Went the bank with my dad to give him some money, but cant take out so much money at once, so he was a bit annoyed, but meh. Anywhoos, daddy has a new car. Mazda MVP. Its nice, quite large, lots of leg room. Better than a Kia Rio anyways.

On a funny note, me and my mum have jobs and my dad doesnt hehe, hes a bit sad by it but he hasnt actually sat down to look for on yet, he might have to get a job in Maccers lol, an Ill be his boss HAHA

Miss you all xx

27.08.09 Part 2 I Wish They Wouldn’t Fight

August 31st, 2009

I wish my sisters would stop fighting. Its getting beyond funny now. Its not even once or twice a day yano. Its just constant. I mean they bicker over nothing, then it turns into name calling, then it turns into shouting, then swearing, then they start trying to punch each other.

Its really starting to upset me, and my mum and dad. We dont know why they are constantly fighting, but we all wish it would stop.

On a brighter note, got all my pictures of the camera, so I will be uploading them when I can onto Facebook. Dunno whats for tea. Talk soon x

27.08.09 Well

August 31st, 2009

Iv finally got the right program to write all my blogs and save them properly. Mum, dad and the sisters have gone to look at some houses. Iv been playing on my laptop and working out how to use the DVD player. Done it now, sitting off chilling watching family guy. Only got season 6, but its boss. Might just go to Warehouse tommorrow and buy some.

On the plus side, I rang some dude from McDonalds on Fenton Street, kinda like Rotoruas version of Lord Street. Got to go down tommorow at about half 1. Sounds promising. Looking quite forward to it. Hopefully a job I will have.

If not, there are plenty of McDonalds around. Fingers Crossed.

The plus side to finding this program too, is my blogs will be alot shorter hehe.  I hope people are reading them, if not, well thats just a shame. I have literally only had a full length conversation with 2 people since I have been here. I do miss home, but im still having a boss time here. Missing you all xxx

19.08.09 Dialup Would Be A Plus

August 25th, 2009

Still no internet. Killing myself soon, I cant cope. Wont even have a mobile for a few weeks. Need a permanent address to get a contract, and seeing as how we dont have one right now, its a no go. Just so you know. If you dont know what I mean of I havnt told you yet we are renting a holiday home right now. We cant rent no where yet because our furniture is on a container ship somewhere between Seaforth and Spain.

It will take 6 weeks to get here. Well 4 weeks to get here, then 2 weeks to go through customs. So if we rented a house we would have nothing. So we are renting a holiday home, which is basicly a rented house, but fully furnished. Its about 6 miles from the town centre, which isnt so bad when your dad has rented a car, but not knowing any buses etc, it means I have no other means to get into town hehe.

Its not to bad yano. It has 2 bedrooms, the top one is fab. The downstairs one is a bedroom haha, and I have a sofa bed for the next 5 weeks or so. Its way more comfy than it sounds lol. Cant wait till we get a house, we will be renting first then buying. Cant wait!!!

18.08.09 Our Journey Couldnt Have Started Any Better

August 25th, 2009

Gonna do a few days at a time because I can only post them on the internet when I get to the Libary.

Well, lets start from the beginning. We took off from Manchester. We landed in Dubai. Then the problems started.

We had boarded the plane at Dubai, and it was quite hot. The temperature, and the plane! Airbus A380. Was Amazing, with a capital A. There was a technical fault. We were on the plane for two hours, before the captain apologised and we got off the plane. They couldnt fix the fault.

After a further 6 hours of boredom, because Dubai airport is shite, there’s fuck all in it, we boarded the plane and took off for the second leg of our journey. Just so you know the journey was supposed to be the following.

Manchester – Dubai 7½ hours.

Dubai – Sydney 13 Hours

Sydney – Auckland 2½ hours

A total of 23 hours travelling. Should have been around 28 hours to get there, including flight times, airport travel etc.

Well As I said.

So sitting on the plane for 2 hours in Dubai. Then the flight delayed for unknown time.

Sitting there for 4 hours, then they start boarding us again. WOO! Well, so we thought. We flew for about 9 hours then we started a rapid decent. Not like crashing or that, The captain came on the thingy. Apparently there was a woman who was seriously ill, like dying, so we had to divert to Perth airport. That’s the other side of Australia, about 4 hours from Sydney.

It was an emergency. We didnt mind. Went down 36000 feet in about 10 minutes, instead of the 30 its supposed to take. Laura was sick. Wernt too bad. Could have been better. Anyways we landed in Perth and sat in the plane for about 2 hours, cos we were told to, haha, no seriously though cos we were supposed to be taking off again. Then we found out that the crew on the plane had reached their shift limit.

Dunno if you know but they are only allowed to work for so many hours, because they need to be at their peak should there be an emergency etc. So we had to wait for a backup crew to turn up. They were at Sydney because they were going to be taking over there. So they got told to basically get their uniforms and get their asses to Perth airport. So we had to wait for about 3½ hours, then they had to get the plane sorted. We got some vouchers for food an that, $15 each, then someone else gave us another $75, which Laura spent all on sweets! Hehe. Finally took off.

So on our way to Sydney, wasnt too bad. Backup crew and all. Wasnt an eventful few hours. So we landed at Sydney at around 10.30/11.00. Apparently Sydney had flight restrictions. They arnt allowed to fly planes out after 11pm, so we had to stay in the night in Sydney. Lets just say mummy wernt happy.

So we go to the hotel, well room with a bed anyways. We had to be up at half 7 because the shuttle bus was coming at 8.35 to take us back to the airport for our flight. Now its a scheduled flight which was meant to be at 8.50 [we were originally meant to be up at 5.30 because the flight was 8.50 – Donna] but because it came in so late the night before, it was delayed until 12.00. Wasnt too bad, then the shuttle bus was late. Didnt get there till about 9ish, we were fuming with them as well. Anyway we arrive at the airport. Its all going so well. We get vouchers for $15 cos the plane was delayed from 8.50. You still keeping up cos im writing this at 12.40 am lol. Lets take a little breather. I just watched Fringe, now there is some pisstake of Ellen Degeneres, “Ill Kiss A Girl”. On Mad TV I think.

Still on a break, go and have a coffee or a tea or something. Im sure you can spare 2 minutes.

So we get some more $15 vouchers. By this time we have met a lovely couple called Ann and Ron who are lovely. And some woman called Jennie, who is lovely, dont get me wrong, but she just appears and hangs around. So we get on the plane and sit down. Sitting there, sitting there, sitting there, technical fault. FFS!! Naturally my mum is getting angry, getting ready to get up and headbutt the captain. Then we are sitting there, sitting there, sitting there. “We apologise but the fault can not be fixed, this flight is cancelled.” Mum in tears, then angry, then tears, then angry. We walked off the plane we a sense of gloom. Are we ever going to get to New Zealand or what.

We went upstairs and spoke to the Emirates desk. Well not the desk, a person behind the desk, she was lovely. The guy came over and completely understood. Naturally my mum was being stubborn and not shutting up. Its taking the piss, you dont understand etc. They were offering to put us up in a hotel again over night because there was no plane available. Understandable really because its a scheduled flight so they only have 2 or 3 available at any one time in the airport. Anywhoos.

We walk away fuming, then the nice guy shouts us over. 8 seats have literally that second became available on another flight with Pacific Blue. Virgin Airlines New Zealand subsidiary. We go to the desk and get checked in by a cute little bastard. So we rush through, this was about 6pm, an check-in closes then, so we stand and wait, our bags go in, we run for the gate, we board the plane, and every steward was gay! We took off around 6.50. I knew this would be a good flight. The head steward was so funny, you really had to be there.

Anyway 2½ hours later we land. In Auckland. OMG WE MADE IT!!

We left on Thursday at 4pm. We were supposed to arrive on Saturday 7am Local time. We arrived midnight Sunday. From 3 days travelling to 5 days. Finally. We start our new life.