March 26, 2010

I feel sick

I really feel sick!!!

Charles has somehow got me involved in a offer from Cam for a free bungy jump-the Nevis no less, and at 134 metres (including 8.5 seconds of free fall) its the highest in NZ.

Yip I feel completely sick every time I think about it.

But because Im not one to back down from a challenge and because I want to prove these boys wrong, if transport and time co-operates, it looks like I will be throwing myself off a platform (literally) in about 2 weeks time.

I don't think I have ever dreaded a moment as much as I will be dreading this.

March 21, 2010

This is Borris

My coworkers think I have a secret crush on him. However Kelly brought his book-her crush is not so secret. I'm still working on him coming into school...

My List

I began this list after I left Korea and I like to call it a 'fluid' list. Things come on, things come off....I am happy as long as there is always a list, be it small or large, for what is life if we are not striving for something?

Here goes....

1. Watch a live All Blacks game (tick, x3)
2. Hold a monkey
3. Own a house near the beach. or a mini farm. Sand or fields, I dont mind.
4. Get married
5. Have children
6. Volunteer in Africa
7. Finish my Postgraduate Diploma of Education
8. Travel through South America
9. Learn to cook
10. Have my own vegie garden
11. Compete in a duathlon
12. Bungy jump-tandem only
13. Listen to live saxophone music
14. Own a big white fluffy dog
15. Read the bible from start to finish
16. Fall in love
17. Make a pavlova
18. Do a jungle safari
19. Go cross country skiing (again)
20. Learn to crochet/knit my own hats
21. Run another half marathon and this time under 2 hours
22. Join the police force

March 7, 2010

A not so simple life

This has been a week of extremes!!!!!

School has bought tears, many tears.

How hard is that situation when you are doing all you can for the benefit of the child, yet for the fault of others above you, the parents cannot see the good they can only see the lack of paperwork which was not completed, by that person above you. We are bought up to respect our elders, and the person above me in this situation was one which I so greatly respected. So was I to point out to the parents and to the head teacher that he was in fact to blame? or was I to sit and foot the blame myself? Turns out I took the blame for months but the penny has finally dropped and I am in the clear. Still, should I have said something earlier? Instead of waiting for time to bring about the truth, instead of enduring nasty notes, and being scalded as if I was a child. Im still not sure.

Also I was bought to tears. I won't go into details but I will say that that golden rule, 'Treat others as you would like to be treated' will never grow out of fashion. And in my books, its number 1.

BUT! I met Boris Johnson! He is so witty, and so intelligant. And I have been buzzing all week since that moment! Kelly, Charles and I went to 'Question Time', it only happens twice a year, and the mayor and other politicians answer questions from the public about controversial issues. These issues included crime, the Olympics, transport, the environment etc etc. Did you know that London is actually safer than Amsterdam or Paris? I really wanted to meet Boris but seems so did everyone else there so we ended up leaving without getting a chance, but then who gets on the same tube as us?! Boris and about 7 other politicians. This was my moment!!! I politely introduced myself and asked him to be the prime minister of NZ. Himself and the other politicians found this greatly amusing and this led onto a conversation about Lord of the rings and Flight of the Concords. He was very friendly as were the other politicians. My class and I are going to write to him and lets hope he will come into school to see us!

The other great thing that happened this week was the most positive response I got from friends and other people wanting to be involved in the Relay for Life which I am entering a team into on 10 July. I won't go into details about this now but I am so happy that so many people are keen to join me on what I think will be a really moving experience, and all for such a worthwhile cause. I really feel overwhelmed with happiness at the responses I have received so far.

So thats my week. And thats just the majors. Including all the minors, one of them being parent teacher interviews, I am so happy that it is nearly over.

Lets hope this week is a little more simple. Simple would be just fine this week please.