Not sure if you remember me but I was the one who blogged everyday.....religiously! Even a trip to London last year couldn't keep me away from this blog. My excuse for being absent? Well I think it's a goodie.............I took a trip! Not just any trip but a school trip.......with 42 others..........from 11 - 15 years old.......to New Zealand. I know, I know - what was I thinking? Did I seriously think I could blog about interiors whilst dishing up hamburgers, doing the hakka, and getting about in a mini bus with a whole lot of pre - teens? Yes sirreee I did! Well, two weeks later I am on the other side of what was one of the best trips I have ever taken (me plus my very first ever cold sore, but that's a whole 'nother story.....) and I am exhausted. We bused all over the North Island and saw some of the most amaaaaazing scenery you could hope to see. My bus load of the older kids (most of them with their hats on backwards) looked seriously daunting, however by the end of day one it was evident that they were all delighful! So, if you ever get a chance to..............
- visit New Zealand - DO IT!
- go on a school trip with your son or daughter - DO IT!
- stay at a caravan park on the edge of a trout stream - DO IT!
- spend 12 days on a mini bus with a group of unlikely looking 13 - 14 year olds, well JUST DO IT!
yes, my son is in here......
and in here..
and in here!
Ha ha - that's him too!
I haven't shown any faces because I don't want to breach any one's privacy but needless to say there were grins from ear to ear.
Oh, and did I mention that I am 6 months pregnant? And exhausted? And have a cold sore?
Ok, one thing I could do without......showering in a communal block...
It's good to be back!