Thursday, April 22, 2010

Home from Taupo all to quick!

Wow I knew the time would go fast  - but man, honestly blink and it is gone!  Warning LONG POST!

Diane, Bronwyn, Jo and I left for Christchurch on Thursday night after poor Diane lost her wallet just one hour before we left (luckly some nice man dropped it to the police station and we picked it up and headed off to Christchurch).  We had a late night talking to my brother and sister in law who kindly put us all up for the night and headed for bed about 12pm.
We set our alarms one for 5am and one for 5.15 am as a back up and as the first alarm went we were ready to jump out of bed when we realised it was not set for daylight savings and it was only 4.15 am lol early start.
But off we went on our flight to Auckland and then on to the next flight to Taupo and had nice smooth flights (I am not that fond on flying).
On arriving at the resort in Taupo we were greeted with a fantastic table setting with goodie boxes filled with yummy goodies and a lovely felt bag with our class tickets and bits in, but also we had a empty bowl which we could go to this table and fill up - once it was empty we could just keep going back by the end of the weekend us ladies (all 120 of them not just us) had eaten our way through 50 KG of lollies - good effort!
Beck arrived just after us and Trina picked her up from the Airport which was really nice of her.
I had two class's on Friday Rachel Tuckers Sew me mini album (Will post photos of this later) and Rachel & Nic's Apron class.  Both of these class's were SEW much fun and for me who doesn't sew I thought I did pretty well.
Saturday saw me doing another 3 class's, Nic Howards layout class and Rachel Tuckers layout Class (photos of completed layouts to come) Both fantastic class's loads of fun full of techniques and of course how wrong can you go with Rachel & Nic! I also did one of Kelly Goree's class's but they were not really my cup of tea.

We poped out to get some photos in between class's and this was the result - well just a few of them

 This one is taken by a thermal outlet - we didn't realise that Taupo STINKS!!!  I hear it is not as bad as Rotorua but it definatly isn't lovely either.  Speaking of Rotorua we re named the ladies toilet "the Rotorua" cause it STUNK of sulpha worse than outside most of the time!
Then of course there was LOTS of silly antics while we were fredom scrappin too!

On the way up Jo took an handful of lollies on the flight so I decided to challenge her to see who could get the most on the way home!
Here is Jo (who by the way was overweight on the luggage on the way up!)

Trying to fit it all in - we had to get that home - really who takes a 6KG cuttle bug in their luggage - lol JO!
So sadly we had to say goodbye to Nic, Lucy (who is o for Owesome!) and all the team that made the weekend possiable, and we took a shuttle to the Huka Falls.

 Now back to our story about the lollie competition, when we got to Taupo the man at the airport was so friendly and helpful and a bit of a laugh (and nice on the eye! BONUS). He filled up the lollie container as on the little plane you get your lollies before you get on the plane - I snuck some lollies in my pocket and went back again to "help" my telly - Jo only saw the second attempt and got up to get some - she picked all the white ones out and had a joke with the guy about it SO after giving Jo HEAPS about being overweight with her luggage etc he came and threw her THESE!!!!!!!

A WHOLE BAG!!!  So unfair competition lost right there!
So since she was on good terms with the nice man she asked him if he would mind taking our photo outside the plane - he asked her if she wanted the pilot MAN this girl gets it all LOL

So loads of FUN all weekend lots of scrappin too, oh and Jo and I played the game of squash and as predicted I loose just as well in Taupo as I do in Timaru!

Thanks to Nic, Lucy and Team - you all ROCK!


mandyb said...

you ladies sound ...mmmm what word describes the madenss!!!! CRAZY!!!! lol....

sounds like you had a lot of fun!!!

Trace said...

Glad to see you had the best time - love the photo on the pool loungers lol- where's ya bikini's ROFL!?!

Beverley said...

Looks like the fun follows you lot wherever you go! :o)

Mrs Frizz said...

fabulous reading and love the pics ... you go girls!!!

and that bottom photo with the pilot man ... priceless ...

Mel said...

What a lovely few days - so pleased you all had a great time

Sonya said...

That looks like so much fun!