A visit from a dear friend. I met Amanda, my special blog friend, and her daughter Heidi in 2013. I showed them around Upper Hutt and we had a lovely time together. It was as if we’re old friends. We couldn’t stop talking.
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I had been looking forward to the Conference and to visit Nelson in the South Island of NZ since last year. The week before I had to go, I became ill with bronchitis. I still wasn’t well on the Friday of our departure. It was cloudy and the weather report expected rain during the weekend.
on our way
I had a wonderful weekend. My good friend and I stayed in a motel about ten minutes walk from the Conference centre. We walked the Friday evening to register and a get -together to meet other members.
From the motel doorstep.
I did not attend the Saturday morning session because it was raining and I did not want to get wet.
The conference goers were taken into Nelson city by double decker bus. Nelson is known for its Saturday market.
My friend and I had a good lunch before the afternoon session.
At the cafe
My dear friend
The afternoon session was interesting.
We had a formal dinner Saturday evening.
Sunday was time for proposed remits and round off of Conference.
Sad to say that our return home did not go as we had planned. We missed our flight! Lucky for us we got two seats on a charter flight.
It’s time to leave the confines of Blogging U. to seek other opportunities (blopportunities?). From weekly photo challenges to monthly flash-fiction events, blogger-hosted events are fun, free ways to get feedback on your work, build your audience, and make friends.
I started a whole new blogging way since the start of the new year!
Where did you live at age five? Is it the same place or town you live now?
As a 5 year old I lived with my parents in my grandparents home on the top floor.
This was in Hilversum the Netherlands. I had two weeks on the ship the Waterman before my 6th birthday. It is a whole world away from where I am now in New Zealand.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
I don’t like it to go on my own because I have gone to many functions on my own. It is not the best thing because people need to discuss events like this with each other. On your own you can’t do that.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in a very small rural village which today is part of a city! I enjoyed it very much. Near nature and not very complicated.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I am an animal lover and always wanted to become a vet. Those days girls did not study for vets they had to marry and be wives and mothers. I still love my animals and did my own studies after many years of looking after my son.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that I could house sit for my friend who went over seas for 3 weeks. I also looked after her two dogs and two cats. I am grateful that she payed me for it. Every cent helps. I look forward to catching up with this friend. I also hope that I could get another International student this year.
Sorry I put the wrong photo , There is the one where Trompie is also watching