Yeah, on a boring lifestyle note.
Bit disappointed as I'm most probably not going NZ-wise now :(
Mum was saying because of Dad not being able to take any more time off work or whatever if he goes and pricewise it's still a bit etc. :(. Tried not to get my hopes up but it's hard not to get any hopes at the prospect of going home to the place I've wanted to go to for so long...
Heh, reminds me of the thing in Pride and Prejudice:
"Jane, he danced with you half the night and stared at you for the rest of it"
So, I spent 11 years living in NZ and 4 years wanting to go back there - the year in between I spent going 'ooh look' at the strange new things in red brick country.
Oh yes, yesterday our family, Sparkle (Chris, Carol's fiancé) and Auntie Sarah (Sparkle's mum - not a literal 'Auntie) went down to a lovely pub thingy place and had a lovely meal, lovely dessert and a lovely walk down the river. It really made me want to go swimming (not in the river, it's icky, in a swimming pool) or go canoeing/kayaking (which I haven't done in ages...) pity we didn't get to since it's not that often I go into 'exercise' mode, lol. Yeah.
Oh, progress on the cooking front: Decided not to do the Jewel Cake as it's a bit too confusing, done a sponge, covered it in butter icing and that was nice, not going to do the Ladybird cake as there's no particular occasion and it's difficult, got ingredients for Brandy Snaps (Which I'll hopefully do today) and Blueberry muffins to do this week. So after this I'll just have the cheesecakes to do. And then will have to find more recipes, lol.
Want to do some iron on printed things off the computer for some t-shirts, or alternatively a more difficult but longer lasting screen printing thing but that takes more time, effort and stuff to buy, ah the difficult choices in life...
Ah yes, just remembered I need to send Tash photos! I kept forgetting, have already organised which to send just need to do it...