Round up of the first 6 weeks of 2018
This year has started with a bang. I ended the year with a hike up to the top of Wairere Falls. This is the tallest waterfall in New Zealand at 150m high. It’s a 5km round trip and the stairs are bloody horrible but the view is spectacular 🙂
We ran straight into the New Years Day with a fantastic breakfast with some fabulous friends.A couple of days later my darling husband and I decided to go for a wee hike out the back of Waihi.
The weekend bought about the first event of the season with a 5km round the mount run at 2pm on a day that was around 30 degrees. Way too hot for running. My friend D did it in just over 25 minutes and then had enough time to make 2 coffees while waiting for me to finish 😉 I’m not fast but I’m doing it 😀
Then it cycloned. The sea was rather scary.
We bought ourselves some new push bikes and as soon as the weather cleared up we took our inaugural ride. 20km around 😀
Sadly this was the end of our summer holiday and it was back to work as well as back into the gym. Nearly died in the heat.
D immediately dragged us back up the falls after work. Made for rather a long day but I just love that view 🙂
Two weeks in we had a mini break for a Roger Waters concert. It was on a Wednesday night in Auckland so I took the rest of the week off. Our hotel had the scariest stairwell. We were on the top at floor 38. We visited the Banksy exhibition the next day before heading home.
This was followed on the Saturday with the Taupo Summer Tour Concert featuring Colin Hay (Men at Work), Alanis Morissette and The Orchestra (ELO). What a fantastic, although extremely hot, day. Gates opened at 9 and the concert ended at 6. Seriously going to the one next year if the line ups good 😀
While I was away the world went mental and we discovered that it’s the hottest summer on record. This meant that when I returned to work on Monday I had 30 inquires requiring my visit. This was quickly followed by another 10 that morning and it hasn’t slowed down yet. 12 hour days are normal and now I’m doing all my paper work on the weekend. Still mustn’t complain. It’s what keeps me employed 🙂
AND just because I wasn’t busy enough I committed to a 6 week challenge at the gym which is taking up an hour and a half of my time each day BUT ITS WORKING! We are 3.5 weeks in and for the first time in 3 years my boobs are bigger than my belly! I will get into all that in another post at the end of the challenge 🙂 Wish me luck because wow todays workout was tough 😉
Ka Kete Ano xx