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18th March 2007

From Taupo

  • 18th Mar, 2007 at 12:05 PM
holiday vila

We're in Taupo, and on sloooow dial-up, so don't expect too many comments from me for two weeks. I'll also have to look at photos, manips, and YouTube links when I get home. :-(

We had a good trip down, and when we go back through Tirau on the way back, I'll have to stop and get photos of the huge building-sized sculptures made of corrugated iron: a sheep, a dog, a shepherd, and just about every sign.

It's cold, windy, and intermittently wet, which I hope is just the aftermath of the big storms we've had. I didn't bring enough warm clothes, damn it: just a fleece and a rain jacket.

So far we've just veged out: slept, watched TV and cricket, and read. There are some cool things to do when the weather improves though, including a Puzzle Park. 'The Village' which we're staying at is in fact very Villagey. We are in Number 14 though, to Greg's disappointment. The failure of the paper we ordered to arrive outside our door will not however break our spirit. We shall see Number One about that tomorrow.

We've been reading Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons books and have come to the conclusion that Roger is a small Vila with his practising sleeping before bedtime, desires for snacks at any time of day, and being happy with anything that come "as long as it keeps coming".

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