Not so Random Update #3
Trip Start May 05, 2008
119Trip End May 05, 2013
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Myself and Angie got married twice! Well not really, we got legally married in the Wellington registry office on Bolcott St. It was a small affair and our friends Holger, Alex, Grant, Gill, Gabby and Edwin were there as witnesses. We had an awesome party that night in Watusi (now defunct).
3 weeks later we had a marriage ceremony in Thailand with our familes and friends. It was really great, no stress and so good to spend some time with our families.
We made our rings during a 6 week jewellery course at Vilders on Aro St. That was such a cool thing to do, I highly recommend it
Only last week we became permanent residents of NZ. We were residents for 2 years and now we can return to NZ any time we like. Yay!
My band has started to go places. Gill became our drummer after our vietnamese drummer quit. We have a collection of songs that we have written and we have had 2 live gigs. We played at Happy and in Bodega (Burgundy room). We rehearse every Wed in a studio in Petone although last week we rehearsed at Medusa. It was cool to rehearse on a proper stage at a real live venue with awesome sound system. We are planning another live gig in March. Checkout the brewhaha.bandcamp.com.
We both got into road biking and have entered a number of events. Angie has completed Taupo twice and me once. I had a blow-out slash shredded tyre half-way through the first time. We have also completed the Grape Ride, K150 and a race in Martinborough. We are a bit lazy when it comes to training. I am focusing more on MTB again. Too much latte drinking and lycra for me : )
The Fraggles is our mixed soccer team. We play in a grade 4 social league every Thu evening in Shed 1. We were crap but have been improving. Currently third in our group with only 2 games left to play
I am still working away at Fronde. I got promoted to technical team lead about 18 months ago. I still like working there and have started to be come a force to be reckoned with on the table tennis table.
Angie's change to Theater:
Angie made the move from ward nurse to theatre nurse about 18 months ago. This is a completely different job for her. She now only works week days and we have every weekend free. I love hearing various technical details about the different surgeries she has worked on. Also it has been a good insight into the doctor, nurse / hospital relationship. Angie likes it there but says it can be very bitchy.
So where too now. Well the reason I am updating this blog again is that we are gearing up to leave NZ and hit the road. We have a one-way ticket booked to Singapore on May 5th. We have loads of things to organize between now and then. I plan on more regular entries on the run up and preparation of our big trip. More details soon.
Watch this space..