Friday, 25 November 2011

So here we are......

So hello there, yes it’s been a while hasn’t it? 
We are now 3 weeks back to being in New Zealand, slowly getting settled and so far so good...
The flight over wasn’t too bad with the boys, all 29 hours of it!  Never underestimate the power of Chupa Chups lollipops and Cars 2.  The first kept them entertained during the all so tedious checking in and security process. Of course much more were demanded for takeoff and landing.  The latter kept them entertained on the flight, in between eating (more sweets and chocolate, they didn't want any of the airline food!) and sleeping they were glued to their little screens.  It didn’t matter that Son No 2 couldn’t get to grips with the head phones so just spent the time watching it with no sound.  He was happy so we were happy.
Once we got here the first two weeks were spent travelling around the country visiting family, so more flights and Chupa Chups for the boys.  Perhaps, now thinking about it, the overload of sweets may of been the cause of Son No 1 couple of bouts of air sickness?  We also had a bit of an eating frenzy, eating everything that we missed while in the UK.   The boys it seems have already slipped into the laidback lifestyle here, playing in the surf at various beaches, eating ice creams and running around in bare feet seems quite normal for them now.
Needless to say the visiting and feeding frenzy is now over and we are now getting some sense of normality back into our lives.  Mr P has started work; Son No 1 is in school which is a bloody godsend even if it is only for 4 weeks until its summer holidays over here.  He was getting quite unbearable and annoying, does that make me a bad mother saying that? No, just honest I think, as there is nothing quite like a bored 5 year old to tip you over the edge!  Even he wanted to start school.  I have even managed to find a childminder to look after Son No 2 for a couple of days a week so I can get some much needed me time.  Some time to think about what I am going to do now.  You know those questions that always seem to be lurking in the back of your mind.  Do I work, if so part time or full time work?  Do I do some courses instead?  Can I really be bothered to join a gym?  Should i sneak off and have another cream donut?   Or is it just me that thinks these things?
In the meantime I have a much neglected blog that needs some loving and need to find us a home before we drive my sister and her partner around the bend.....



10 comments:

Emma said...

Welcome home! In a few weeks I expect you will feel like you have never been away! Do you really need an answer to that donut question by the way?!? Emma :) xx

Frankie P said...

Hi Emma, i am beginning to feel like that now... As for the donut, they are so gooooooooodddd!!! xx

Fox in the City said...

Yay for being more or less settled! I can't wait for more pictures because I have always wanted to go to NZ! Someday . . .
Jenn

Mari's World said...

Everything is going to be alright! I'm quite sad of the thought you're gone even if we never met but good to hear your news again, take care, look after yourself, eat donuts and be merry :) xx

Almost bedtime said...

Glad to hear that you made it home safely. And I totally agree that bored 5 yr olds are the worse!

Stigmum said...

Great you all made it there in one piece!! Crowded House are Kiwi's aren't they?! Just thinking about the donuts...http://stigmum.blogspot.com/2010/05/comfort-eating-song.html
Keep us posted. It'll all work out, just chill and the answers to jobs etc will come to you (she says, Blighty side!)Keep having fun and enjoy enjoy enjoy the new pace! xxx

Actually Mummy said...

Yay! You're back! (In my inbox anyway!). I think you should take a couple of months to chill out and wallow in the fact that it is summer. Think about being productive and constructive and all those other serious words when the weather gets rubbish. Read a book, and blog!!

Mammasaurus said...

PING! I spy you in my inbox and I haven't seen that in a while!

ps. Yes to the cream donut - that's a no brainer!

Maria Jose and Little M said...

That is fantastic news that you are settled! We on the other hand have no job and are living with family. The "high" of being back is gone and I just feel lost. So good to know you are getting some time for yourself :)

Jacq said...

Aww, glad you are home and getting settled with family near by.
Enjoy the summer, it's getting cold back here in Lunnon.