Friday, January 18, 2013

Around Timaru in 4 Days

We've been having some small-scale storms recently with black skies - nothing compared to the epic electrical storms we got used to growing up on the Highveld in SA, but exciting nonetheless to see distant flashes of thunder and hear the accompanying growl of thunder. 
That was your weather report, and now on to the news... Spent the mid-section of yesterday with the Rawlins having lunch together at their place. The boys have very much been enjoying Peter and William's company, and I always enjoy Nadine's friendly chats! I was banned from taking photos of Nadine under threat of never being allowed to return, so here are the permitted snaps :)
The boys and I went out today to shop for their back-to-school stationery but most of their books from last year still have enough pages for them to be usable this year. It was not nearly as painful as I thought it would be and is another job off the holiday to-do list.  For our Friday Family Fun night we started watching the 1989 version of "Around the World in 80 Days"; we hadn't realized before we started watching just how very long it actually is, so by 9.15 pm we were only halfway through!  Will enjoy the second half sometime in the next few days.  We are enjoying the old classics (courtesy of Mrs T-K who seems to have an inexhaustible supply of musicals and oldies) - last Friday we watched "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" which has intricate and brilliantly choreographed dance and fight sequences which the boys appreciated, but they tried to read their kindles during the singing and soppy love scenes!

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