It's raining. Hallelujah. For days. Autumn certainly is coming in slowly.
I've started university - in a real lecture theatre - well there are only 10 of us in the class. let's rephrase that - there is me with 9 x 19 year olds!
It is hilarious! It really is a lot of fun. The lecturer told me I should cream them all. Well..uh... a pass is great to me!
They sit there, writing zero notes, tapping away on their cell phones under the desks... ha!
I spent today at work covering a ton of new books around students watching me all day long.
Now I just want to fall asleep but I've 2 essays to write...
These photos are from our Napier, Hastings and Taupo part of the January road trip. I'd love to be back on holiday again.... 6 or 7 more weeks I think....
This little shop in Napier
was divine - loved their little seat outside where you could add to their knitting
lots and lots of great art deco around
views from the top of Napier Hill - that was a killer of a bike ride, but the best way to see a city going a lot further than walking!
cycled through the Botanical Gardens
down along the waterfront -
back into the city -
from above the Port of Napier -
Can't go to Napier without some wine tasting -
Then over to The Mission vineyard for a yummy light lunch
this platter was perfect!
I don't ever remember visiting Hastings before -
And from there a drive over to Taupo for a night. The De Bretts camp ground is fabulous with great hot pools.
Impressed with the camping cabin!
Over to Mangakino - not a lot there these days -
And a bit of New Zealand land war history to round a fabulous trip off.
Now when are the next school holidays?!
I'm not that in love with my job at the moment...