Thursday, March 20, 2008

Look no trainer wheels.........

She is a big girl now and very proud of the fact she can cycle - in a straight line only- with no trainer wheels and yes odd shoes!!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

honest we went past!!!

we were there!!!

Dragon boat races

Today was the second day of the dragon boat festival, the teenagers day. We watched some of the races before having a lovely lunch out at Mac's brewery, we then popped back to the car via an Italian food festival and the playground. it was fairly blustery. We then did a lap round the basin reserve - so yes we were there today - 4th day of the second test. Mr Vettori was trying his best but the black caps were struggling to make up the runs.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wobbley Feet

Today Saffron went to the physio - we waited 4 months for the appointment - she is now getting referred to the orthopedic specialist - apparently one leg (left problem one) is 1/2 cm shorter and she is turning her whole foot over, from the ankle so needs sorting out ASAP. Expensive boots with good support are needed!
It could well have been from birth but not having a thorough baby check done it was missed.

So we have a reason for the wobbly feet after all.
She has exercises to do and will go back to physio in a couple of months.

Monday, March 3, 2008

More Dinosaurs

We found a real dinosaur on Matiu Island (the one in the middle of Wellington Bay). Well its been around since the Jurassic!!!
Matiu Island is now a native wildlife reserve and well worth a trip - even an overnight camp to see some of the great local wildlife! - well they get pretty livid at times too!!!

Well we are glad we are not in the UK - couldn't survive a large tax increase on wine! Nice to be able to say the local stuff is ok!

I have also been doing a flax weaving evening - well worth doing more of!