Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I just realised - one of the cool things about moving to the northern hemisphere is I'll get knitting magazines in season!

Not much knitting happening here at the moment - it's all dancing, all the time! And some trip planning. Some.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Travel plans

Christchurch-Auckland Saturday May 12 at 14:50

Auckland-LA Saturday 12 May 17:55 (arriving at 10:45 - I love time travel!)

LA - NY Saturday 12 May 13:15 arriving at 21:45

2 weeks in NY!
I was also thinking of taking a side trip to Washington. Taina - you go all the time - how much does the bus cost, how long does it take and where's a good (cheap) place to stay? Rebecca, same questions!

NY - London Saturday 26 May arriving Sunday 27 May at 06:25

Hellooooo London!

(no return ticket)

Also, my shiny red passport arrived yesterday!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

So, Eclair asked if I was going away with work, or if I was running away with a dishy Welshman. The answer is neither (sadly, in the case of the dishy Welshman). I am going on my own, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do after I get there. I have three months to figure that out!

Actually, I think what I might do is some legal temporary or contract work, although I think I'm also going to apply for the Buckingham Palace job that Rebecca had last year - the pay's crap but is looks like fun! Long-term I'm thinking of working for some kind of NGO or IGO, or GO in fact, or maybe even some further study.

Question for those of you who have moved to the other side of the world: how much STUFF did you take? I can't really decide what to take with me and what to leave. I think I'm just going to end up taking clothes and my laptop. But then I think about my knitting books, cook books, 400 thread count sheets... how do you decide?

Friday, February 09, 2007

Ignore the awful photograph! I still had a bit of a tummy on me from Christmas and upon reflection, waist-length is not the most flattering style. The tiara was not part of my outfit, it was actually part of the flower arrangement on the table, and it was getting on a bit in the evening...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Long time no blog

The wedding was about a month ago now and I did finish the cardigan in time, and I do have pictures, I just haven't uploaded them yet - I'll get it done in the weekend, promise!

Who would like to come and see me dance? I'm performing on the 24th in the North Quad of the Arts Centre, in something called the Latin Dance Festival. Tickets are $10 but if you get in quick I might be able to get you one for $5! The girls troupe I'm in will be debuting our new costumes, I'm also in a rueda troupe and my students are performing too. Needless to say, that's why I haven't blogged in a while. Three dance troupes is a bit much, let me tell you! I'm constantly tired and my back is aching.

Enough of the complaining and on to the important news! I'm moving to the UK in May! Er, more details on that as I come up with them!