Piha & Hats

This Saturday I went to Piha with two other au pairs. We were extremely luckt with the weather since it only rained once, when we were all in the car. We walked to this beautiful waretfall, crossed the small stream bellow, went back to the beach and up on a hill.
Took all day since we parked the car waaay to far away from the acctual trail and had to walk probably as long as the whole trail, both there and back. Since the weather was nice we did not mind:)

Today I tried to watch 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' but it was far to jerky. Tomorrow I will go back to the library and see if they have another copy of it. I also managed to go to the gym today. Felt akward since I did not know how any of the machines worked so I stayed to the crosstrainer and the stationary bike;) Tomorrow I will go test the Zumba class. Excited!
After my smaller workout I met up with R for lunch at the mall. We had a really nice time and when the food was gone we did some shopping. My intention was to not buy anything but when I found 'buy one get one free' on hats I really could not resist. I've been thinking of buying a hat for quite some time but do not really think I look good in it so I've never come to acctually do it. But since I now could get two has for 20NZD I really had no choise^^ Cannot show you, though. Still unable to transfer photos to the computer so these are from facebook..
Nice view? Oh, I think so;)


Heading Downtown

Today was my first day alone in NZ. The hostfamily have gone to Fiji for almost a week and so the exploring of Auckland begins. I woke up quite early and said goodbye and could not go back to sleep after that. So I stayed up and read 'Ninas Resa' by Lena Einhorn. Really good and interesting, but of course terrible.

I had some stuff on my to-do list today so I took the bus down to Auckland City and started my small adventure. I walked wrong a lot but bumped into the library on one of tose "extra trips". I sill have qutie a few books that I brought from Sweden to read so borrowed two movies instead. 'Pirates' and 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. I also bought a pig bank to try to save up some money during my time here. Good luck...

A project that I have been thinking of is to create a big photoalbum with pictures from vacations and journies, or just really fun moments I want to remember. I want one where you can put the pages in yourself, so that I can start with the pictures I am taking here but later be able to compiment with earlier trips. No store that I looked in had one of those so that will just have to wait. Anyone who knows where I can buy one?

In the meantime I still have a knitting I started on last autumn that needs to be finnished, and a friend just yesterday told me about this knitting-thing her host mom is organizing. She is to cover a handrail in a long knitted thing and every day people from all over the world is sending in their contribution to her. I want to as well! How about you making one too?;)

I also activated my gym membership at the university yesterday so with two knitting projects, a month membership at the gym, plenty of books from Sweden, a library card, new friends, a tree-year-old to take care of, working extra at a defence lawyer's office, keeping contact with family and friends and try to post some here not too rarely it might even be a good thing that I do not have that photoalbum to make as well;)

Now I am off to buy some dinner and then it will just be me, the crazy cat, the food, unhealthy chocolatey things and a movie:) After walking around as much, and walking wrong as much, as I have today I think I deserve it;) Have a great weekend everyone! Bye bye..


Winter, Just Like Swedish Summer

It is winter and I can wear a cardigan without a jacket. Sure it is quite cold as it has been raining all day but still, I can do it. The last few days have been so much fun even though I have been quite tired from the long trip and some jetlag. I have not really had time to post and I do not know when I will be able to do it regularly since I cannot transfer photos from my camera to my computer, but I will try to fix it as fast as possible. The one here is from google.
Luckily, I have made a smaller interview with the lovely girl over at Marmalade so a feature post will come up soon if the time is given me to put it together:) Have a great weekend everyone!


My Cup Of Tea

In two days I will be leaving for New Zeeland and I do not really know when I will come home again. I spent the evening with some of my very best friends and had such a great time. I do cry every time I think of the goodbye part, though. What is it now? Seven times the last hour? Well, that's me.. The picture is from the crazyawesome week in Tylösand, Halmstad. The ones below are of the oh-so-sweet present they had got for me. A pink teacup (matching with my yellow one) and "love-tea". Thank you <3 I will definetly have it for breakfast tomorrow with the scones I, my sister and cousin made this morning. I will miss you guys, and sooo many more people, SOOOOO MUCH when I am away!!! Now I am crying again.. I guess I should go to bed. Tomorrow the packing will begin. Thank you again for the gift, tonight, being my friends, and all that that comes with <3
Bye bye.