6 month anniversary
Well, not too much has been going on around here, thus the lack of updates. Matt is still working 7 day weeks and the hours are slowly getting longer and longer. I know this was to be expected, but the contracts have been extended again, so now they're not finished until closer to the end of November. He's finished two days before our cruise to Tahiti, but only one day before we have to be out of our apartment! We have to move but at least we've found a new place already. It's also downtown, about six blocks from where we are now. It's much bigger than we need with three bedrooms, but it'll do while we're here.
My parents have nearly finished planning their trip out here and I'm going to see Rotorua including a trip to the Tamaki Maori Village which I'm very excited for. (I find it odd that there was so much First Native culture around Vancouver and I never took much interest in that, but I'm very interested in other place's Natives ...) From Rotorua we'll drive up to Auckland and then back to Wellington for a couple days. Then it's down to Queenstown and surrounding areas. It should end up being a pretty good trip, as it'll be my first touristy viewing of the islands. Matt and I aren't joining my parents in Christchurch, but we'll go there for a couple weekends in the New Year I'm sure.
In other news ... I'm not sure if there is any, really. Claire is planning on coming up at the end of January which is great, and I'm planning on visiting Jenny in Beijing in May. I'm really excited for that, it should be great. She has a week off teaching so that would be the ideal time for me to go over and see her. We're still planning on going to the UK at some point around February for my school interviews although I'm not 100% sure that I'll be doing school in the UK - I'm going to look into a NZ teaching degree as well now. But that's all fairly far away and still needs lots of looking-into.