Saturday, 9 November 2013

Family Reunion

Last weekend Lea and I flew down to Christchurch for a family reunion. It had been 3 years since we had all been together in the same place. It was a wonderful weekend although I had a bad head cold. Didn't stop me however having a really good catch up with my brothers and sisters and the patriarch of the family at a grand age of 82. It was special having Lea with me and she fitted in extremely well.

While in Christchurch Lea frantically took photos with her new camera. She is a perfectionist and possibly won't be completely happy with some of these photos I'm posting.

After a social time on Friday night Lea and I woke up earlyish and headed down the road to the Avon river. I am quickly finding out that this photography business requires a lot of patience especially when you are the support person.

Lea took quite a few nature photos which I think are lovely. Not sure what Lea thinks! Hope you like them!



The next collection are a few of the photos of our social 2 days together!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

At the Races

A couple of weekends ago Lea and I had a Saturday together without children so we lived it up a bit as a couple. All couples need that quality time together to keep the romance alive!

The day started with a trip to the annual Waikanae Book Fair. There were bargains galore. I was mainly looking for picture books for my classroom book case as it was 17 years since my last book fair. I also picked up some cricket autobiographies and Lea some novels and photography books.

We took my collection of books to school and replaced the old with new.
While there at school Lea took photos of some of the children's work on display in my classroom!



This buying and carrying had been thirsty work so it required a trip to the local for a beer and some pool. [I can hear Lea's voice in my ear 'any excuse']

About 2:00 Lea remembered about the horse races up the road in Otaki. It had been at least 20 years since my last visit and Lea's first time. The meet was half over but we could hear the horses calling us.

Lea frantically took photos with her new camera as she experimented with different shots.


It took us 4 races to get a collect but we had a lot of fun trying.

Hope you enjoyed the photos! Will be in touch soon with comments.

Lea and I have just got back from a reunion of my family in Christchurch so hopefully with post soon with lots more photos.