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Tiri Tiri trail (pics)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

5km and 80 minutes later, we finished the Tiri Tiri trail, a 15 minute drive from our house. It took way less time than we though and it was a good workout!

Since ya'll love the pics I made sure to take some for ya!

The view driving down to the beach

NZ christmas tree starting to bloom

The tide was in (and we wished we had our togs!)

We got to the top of the first hill and enjoyed the view

(Look at how clear that water is. OMG we couldn't believe it! )

More views

Enjoyed the local wildlife

Saw Tiri Tiri Matangi Island (hence the trail name!)

Found some stairs down to the water and the boyfriend went for an explore!

(Again with the clear water!)

Rangitoto in the distance

Tired and hot walkers

And a few more pics of the beautiful views

Hope everyone enjoyed the pics!

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    I remember tiri tiri, went on a educational field trip, did alot of bird study, its a beautiful place, we walked right round and it was so refreshing to get onto the beach!
Ty for sharing these!
We are so lucky!
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LEXIE63 12/3/2010 10:07AM

    What a lovely place to go for a walk!
Lex xxx
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MAGGIE805 11/28/2010 5:59PM

    I love it and I'm not going to say how much I miss it(I really do) oooops. Looks like it's warming up. Maybe it might be time to swap. Lovely pics. :)

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CARLA-216 11/28/2010 8:12AM

    Ahh, such a beautiful area you live in. Thanks a million for snapping several pics for us!

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BUBBLEJ1 11/28/2010 4:19AM

    According to the weather it was 24C, but it was sunny and cloudless and felt much hotter!

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ANITA012 11/28/2010 3:06AM

    WOW! Those pictures are soooo cool! How lucky you are to be able to enjoy such a beautiful area. You also have a great eye for taking pictures! Keep up the great work and Thank you for taking the time to post all those beautiful pictures.
What were the temps on this day? It looks just like summer. We are dealing with really cool wet weather right now....It's only in the 30's right now. Burrrr...and hubby is building a fire and I'm getting ready to get into bed and get a good nights rest.
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PEGGY-BEE 11/27/2010 11:17PM

    Thank you for sharing! Absolutely beautiful. How lucky are you to get to exercise there!

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I'm dreaming of a sunny christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just like the ones I used to know!

It is finally hot and sunny here. Even though its overcast today it is still hot! To me, in lil' ol' NZ that means christmas (and my birthday!) is coming!

My birthday is in 2 weeks and I have decided to go to Rainbows End for it. Rainbows End is a theme park here, like disneyland but tiny and the mascots are called Rai and Bow. I know, I know, I'm 22 and want to go to a theme park. But I have my reasons! I like the rides, I like running around like an idiot and acting like a kid again and I have a friend who is muslim and since they don't serve alcohol she can come! And since my birthday is a Tuesday and the primary kids aren't on summer holidays yet it won't be too crowded. AND everyone I want to come can come because my boyfriend and best friend teach at colleges (on school holidays) and my friend from uni is obviously on holidays like me. So there. After, we will drop little girl (my muslim friend, I call her little girl coz she is tiny) off and the remaining 3 will go out to dinner with my parents, and I shall have a cocktail and dessert. So a semi kid, semi grown up birthday and I am really looking forward to it!

After that work will get mega busy for the next month. Retail at christmastime = madness

On a spark related note, I wanted to be at my goal weight in 2 weeks. Yeah, that ain't happening. All I can do its my best, maybe I can move a few Kg before then? I'm gonna start tracking and try to stay around 1300 for the next 2 weeks, as well as working out 3-4 days a week. Lets try for 5lb before my birthday!

On another spark related note, if my boyfriend ever decides to wake up we are going hiking. BEST AND MOST FUN WAY TO BURN CALORIES, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something stupid like 500 an hour (we should take around 2 hours) and the scenery is amazing AND you guys get pictures. So, really, I'm doing this for you (Carla), all for you. The trail is only a 15 minute drive away and according to the directions should be pretty easy to find. YAY for fun sparking!!!!!!!!!

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CARLA-216 11/28/2010 8:19AM

    emoticon And I really do appreciate all the pics you take and share! I cannot imagine having scenery like that in my own back yard.

Theme parks are not just for kids! While I don't ride rides, I know many adults who just LOVE theme parks and make a day out of it many times a year. Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday if you ask me! (So I'm guessing your birthday is December 7?) 5 lb is very doable by then!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/27/2010 7:14PM

    Sounds like a fun plan for your birthday!

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    Kia Ora!
I still havent been to rainbows end!
Will go soon!
Happy Birthday and enjoy it!
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1DIANEZA 11/27/2010 4:38PM

  sounds great. enjoy and Happy birthday. emoticon emoticon

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Checking in

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nothing much new to report team

I'm working heaps, which is good because I need money, but bad because I get home from being on my feet for 10 hours and the last thing I wanna do is work out or stand around cooking. Hopefully I will be able to afford some better shoes soon so my feet won't be so sore.

Work is going well, my boss is happy with me and I am happy with the job. I have won both of the staff incentives so far, which is awesome :) The last one that I won was for a $20 voucher for the store so I treated myself to some new earrings. They are purdy!

The new house is good and I love the area. Just a shame about all the working, it doesn't leave much time for getting out and about!

Ummmm I think thats all. Same old!

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LEXIE63 11/27/2010 4:08PM

    Sounds like you are settling in quite well, and I'm sure it won't be long before you have a routine together that you are happy with. :-)
Good luck with the shoes. I can't bear sore feet.
Lex xxx
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MAGGIE805 11/26/2010 10:28AM

    You'll get it all sorted out and then be able to get into a routine again. I'm glad the new job and house are working out for you. :)

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CARLA-216 11/26/2010 8:36AM

    Glad all is well except your poor aching feet. I hope you are able to get new shoes soon!

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MANDYCATAZ 11/26/2010 7:15AM

  Ditto on the Sketchers shoes. I have the Shape Ups and three other Sketcher shoes in my closet right now. If there is a Sketchers store in your area, look there first. The one closest to me here in Arizona offers prices that are way better than those on the Sketchers Web site, with many shoes first marked down from the original suggested price and then available on a buy-one-pair-get-the-second-pair-ha
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JANACOLO 11/26/2010 7:09AM

    I completely agree with 1DRWOMAN, Sketchers ShapeUps are ridiculously comfortable. I wear them whenever i know i'm going to be on my feet for a while. Good Luck :-)

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/26/2010 5:56AM

    Glad to hear you are doing well! We miss your great stories and wonderful personality! How is school going? Keep up the positive attitude!

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1DRWOMAN 11/26/2010 4:01AM

    Congrats on all the goodness that is coming into your life!! If you can wear them, Sketcher Shape Up shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and have removed back pain!!!! Plus they're kind cute!

Remember planning ahead and keeping it simple will help you during work weeks and even a walk after you get home is better than nothing and good for your brain and soul...not just your booty! :)

You're doing great! Do something nice for yourself and have a great weekend!
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I'm still here!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hi guys, just a quick note to say HI!!!

I'm all moved into my new place but there have been a few hiccups! Yesterday our hot water wasn't working, then we discovered we didn't have a cold water tap in the kitchen and then we found out that we don't have a phone jack, so we can't get onto the internet. I'm at the local library to do my interwebs stuff and the jack should be installed today! Other than that everything is going well. Eating is getting better now that the kitchen is unpacked and I don't have to live on takeaways. Went for a 20 minute walk to the beach and back last night with the boyfriend. I live 10 minutes from the beach, how freakin cool is that!? We are planning on making the walks a regular evening thing :)

Hope everyone is well. I'll catch up on everything when I have internet at home!!!

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BEANPOD77 11/24/2010 5:52AM

    Great to hear from you..Sounds like everything is falling into place..So happy for you..Walks on the beach? Awesome.. I have to wait another 6 months before the weather here is right for that ;-) Sending hugs your way!

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VIRGOGURL4 11/22/2010 11:24PM

    That sounds great! Living near the beach can definitely motivate you to spend some time outside being active!

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CARLA-216 11/22/2010 10:48AM

    If you don't take regular walks on the beach, I'm going to accuse you of not appreciating your bee-yoo-tee-full surroundings. emoticon

I'm glad you're all moved in and things are falling into place. Hope you get the interwebz and cold water tap sorted soon!


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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/21/2010 5:51PM

    hope everything settles down soon. it sounds great that you are so close to the beach.

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MAGGIE805 11/21/2010 4:41PM

    Yay ! You're back! Missed you. Glad to hear all is well. :)

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DARACOX 11/21/2010 4:18PM

    You should totally make a regular thing of evening walks. My husband and I do that and it's great couple time. You have no distractions and you can just talk!

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Busy Busy Bee

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hi all! Did ya miss me? The answer should be YES!!!! If its not then thats OK, I still missed you!

I have been soooooooooo busy!!!!!

I have worked the past 5 days in a row. By the time I get home my feet are so sore that walking and running don't sound appealing, so exercise has been patchy. Hopefully I'll get used to it again soon and I'll be back at 'em. Work is fun. I sold my first diamond on Saturday to a lovely couple which was such a high! I also won $20 coz we played 'Beat the Boss'. Whoever could sell more then the boss got $20. I'm more than a little competitive and I sold over twice as much as the boss and I had the highest sales for the week out of all the sales people. Oh yes I did. So for my first week I think I am impressing the right people!!!

Oh and we got a house. We sign the tenancy agreement today and move in on Saturday! Exciting. The only problem is that it is tiny, but we have found a cheap couch that will fit and my parents can store any furniture we don't need until we can either sell it or they decide to use it until we need it. AND the rental agent neglected to tell us that we need all the money (nearly $2000) today. Yeah, I dunno many people who can get that much money together in a weekend, in cash. So my mum has to lend us the money and we are going to pay her back later this week when we get paid.

So big things happening all around!

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BEANPOD77 11/18/2010 5:47AM

    Wow..great week..lots going on! Very happy for you..Good luck with the move and keep on rockin' those sales...

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LEXIE63 11/16/2010 2:10PM

    YES!!! *grin*
Yay house and job going well, and boo to your feet. Hope they adjust to your new job asap.
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 11/15/2010 10:21AM

    I missed you, Jess! I am glad to hear that you're doing so well at your new job and that you got a house. Your feet will adapt soon I hope. Painful feet are no fun!

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ANITA012 11/15/2010 1:15AM

    Fantastic! And yes...We did miss you. Don't let that happen again! ha ha. It's great that things are working out for you.
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ANAJAK 11/14/2010 9:26PM

    Yeaaahhh - rocking it as usual :) It's kinda crazy how sore your feet can get first week back aye?? Glad ya found a place - ours is tiny too - keeps it tidy :)

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PAMATX 11/14/2010 9:20PM

    Wow, congrats on beating the boss! And the house.

Yes, we did miss you.

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MAGGIE805 11/14/2010 9:02PM

    Yay! I'm so happy for you. :) Keep on buzzing, busy bee!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/14/2010 5:35PM

    Congrats on the house and the great week at work!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/14/2010 4:50PM

    Sounds like a good week.

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