Before anything, I'd like to say that I had to do the grossest job ever
for the girl I nanny. Forget poopy diapers, I had to make a Vegemite sandwich
! And she even tried to shove a bit in my mouth. Yeah right!
Anyways ... Matt and I went down to Dunedin for Claire's birthday last weekend, which also happened to be our 1 year anniversary. Matt had planned a great surprise for me: a tour of the Cadbury's factory
that included a tour of the chocolate machines, a chocolate waterfall, tons of free samples, and the super discounted gift/chocolate shop at the end. The scent of chocolate was so incredibly good that I thought I was in heaven, but Matt thought it was a bit strong - he felt like he gained "about 3 stone" just from the smell. (He still occasionally reverts back to speaking British.)
Seeing Claire and Stuart in Dunedin was really great and we all had a good time at her party. I got to meet Claire's friends and boyfriend and catch up with Stu. Claire took us for a walk around the University of Otago
campus and it was really beautiful with some gorgeous old buildings. We were lucky that the weather was beautiful for the two days we were down there since it's winter and it could have been really ugly.
Not much else to report from Windy Wellington. Matt is starting to work long hours so I'm going to start going to yoga classes at the gym. I might even start tonight, but because I saw my trainer yesterday I'm really sore so it depends how much worse it gets during the day. We're planning on seeing the Wedding Crashers at the ritzy theater tomorrow night. This is the place where the tickets are more expensive, but you get Lazyboy recliners, free popcorn and soda, and you can place orders for food and drinks to come at various times during the film. Knowing me, I'll eat enough popcorn that it will make it very worth while to have spend the extra money on the ritzy tickets.