Friday, 29 September 2006

Where is a nurse when you need one

I am out of hospital now, thankfully plastic pillows and chick pea casserole don’t make for an enjoyable stay, and am at home now, alone I might add, who thought it would be that hard to find a flatmate!

I am also now in charge of my own wound care, a nurse came around yesterday morning and showed me what I needed to do, ew, fortunately for me its not too grose and I don’t have any stitches, but as I repeat where is a nurse when I really need one!!!

Am on the road to recovery and will only be a few more months before I am skating it up again! (ha, not sure I will ever ice skate again, its not worth the hassle). I might even be able to work properly when i come back.

Hope you all have a good weekend, drop me a line.


Monday, 25 September 2006

Tommorow is D-Day

Tomorrow is the day that I have been waiting for, for 10 weeks!!! The day in which I can finally start getting back to a normal life. Tomorrow I go and get that big screw out of my ankle and then i should be able to start getting back into walking. I can't tell you how excited I am!!!! Wish me luck.


PS- I am looking for a flatmate, so anyone who wants to move over or knows anymore moving over, let me know!!! I am in desperate need. Who would of thought that it would be so hard!

Thursday, 21 September 2006

I'm coming home

The flights are all booked. I will be in Hamilton on 24 November and will be leaving again on 2 December. Am looking forward to catching up with everyone and am getting very excited. My boss has given me off longer that I expected which means that I can go down and see my family as well and help them pack and sell everything for the big move in January.

I have also booked my christmas flight, which one way, was more expensive that the my flight in November return. So I will be back in New Zealand on 23 December and probally around Hamilton for New Years.

Let me know what you are doing, as would love to see everyone!!


Thursday, 7 September 2006

Nicky coming to visit

Nicky had the weekend off and decided to come down to the coast to visit from Noosa.

After tripping over uneven carpet in my house and face planting into the wall (fortunantely not injuring my sore leg but leaving a lump on my head, knee, toe and arm) we headed for dinner at Bojangles in Broadbeach (see September 2005 post). It was pouring down in the Gold Coast (good for the dams) but not so good for someone on crutches I carefully navigated my way down the stairs and was breathing a sigh of relief that I had made it when my crutches slipped from under me and I fell backwards onto the wet cobblestones, when Nicky finally stopped laughing at me (apparently it was funny that I fell over twice that day) she pulled me up (Debra and Nicky have been snickering about it all weekend) we headed to the casino where it ate our money! Bring back the craps I say!

On Saturday we decided to head to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I am sure the girls were trying to kill me, they decided it would be a good idea for them to each have an ice cream in one hand and then one handle each on my wheel chair up a windy hill! We saw lots of koalas and had pictures with a snake.

For dinner we decided to dress up in our fancy dresses and head to our favourite seafood restaurant in Surfers Paradise. We were all class in our dresses eating seafood with our fingers and cloth napkins!

Sunday was our one year in Australia. It totally doesn't fell like one year ago we were sitting in Hamilton Airport saying goodbye to our friends, delayed with the fog, sick with colds and hives and eating chicken smoked in old boot! Fortunatley our holiday got better after day one! So today we decided to head out and go whale watching and boy did we totally choose the right boat to get onto! We had the three cutest boat boys to look at we didn't even care about the whales!! We saw a few dolphins and a few whales but mostly wished that we were heading back to shore as Debra and myself we feeling a bit sick. Debra tells me that if the boys weren't so cute on the boat she would have barfed overboard!
More pictures in my gallery

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

Highlights, Lowlights and Undecided


- receiving a Wasgij puzzle from Pam! I was totally addicted to it and it took me three days to complete. It was a welcome distraction. Thanks Pam :)

- Receiving my late birthday present from Kim! Season One of Gilmore Girls, Bar of Whitakes super dark chocolate and a totally appropriate card!

- Finding out that my family is moving over to Australia and hopefully bringing my cat!

- Finally getting my plaster off! I still have to stay off (put no more than 50% of my body weight on it) for another three weeks and after that finally get that big screw out and start getting on with my life.

-Getting a real letter in the mail.


- Debra moving back to New Zealand and me having to find a new flatmate.

- Having to sell most of my stuff in New Zealand.

- Our cat mitten having to find a new home because she is too old to move to Australia

- Still not being able to walk.

- A girl at work breaking her arm


The Outback Spectacular

I am not sure if I can really give a true criticism of the outback spectacular as I had just had my plaster off and was a bit tired. It was fun to dress up in the hats and the show had audience participation which I enjoyed and pav for dessert. But I didn't think the show was as good as it could have been, like they had camels but they only had a like a minute camel race and that was it.

I have put some pictures in the photo gallery as well and you will see that I have added a new site to my links - welcome Jason and Juliet to the world of blog! :)


Monday, 4 September 2006

Steve Irwin

I do have other news to post.
But was a bit shocked to hear this, this afternoon.

THE fatal stingray attack on Steve Irwin may have occurred because the animal was startled or frightened, an expert said today.Victoria Brims, a marine life expert from Oceanworld in Sydney, said the stingray that killed Irwin was most likely provoked. "I am aware he was filming a documentary and his documentaries are usually very hands on. I can only assume that he had some kind of hands on or close contact with the animal who like us when we get afraid defended itself," Ms Brims said. Brims also said that for a sting to result in death the person involved had to be stung close to the heart and also have a reaction to the sting. "For the most part people get stung on the foot when they accidentally tread on a ray and this can be no worse than a bacterial infection," Ms Brims said. "Their barbs are very strong and release poison if touched. It must have got him right near the heart but the barb would not have gone through his chest." There was an accident of this kind two years ago in Coogee but the man involved was treated by medics at the scene and survived the incident. Brims said she had always dreamed of meeting Irwin. "He can be a bit quirky at times but he loved his work," she said. "It is a sad day and I am sure everyone around the world will hear of his death."