Rugby, rain and still more boxes

We haven’t just been unpacking boxes, even though it might feel like it at times. Going to work, pilates, going grocery shopping, ie the stuff of every day life, has been happening as well.  While we have yet to finalise where we are putting things or hang pictures on the wall, the house is beginning to take shape.

Our main visiting cat is becoming quite a feature of our lives, and is in fact sitting next to me on the sofa as I type.

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Contemplating cat with Swedish flag!

It also seems to have found a favourite seat (the one with the green seat you can see in the picture) so we now dare not move it!

On Friday Karl won two tickets for the rugby through a competition at work!  The Hurricanes were playing Western Force (from Perth, Australia) and won 22:16.  We had great fun, drinking a couple of beers and cheering on the local side.

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At the rugby

In contrast to that, on Saturday evening, we went to the theatre to see the one man (and musician) play ‘Guru of  Chai’ performed by the Indian Ink company http://www.indianink.co.nz/ at the Downstage theatre.  It was a really excellent play, funny, very sad and so well performed, with the solo performer taking all the parts, changing his voice, using scarves and his body to somehow change shape, and even performing some magic tricks.  Highly recomended. http://www.downstage.co.nz/show/guru-of-chai/

Before going to that, we had dinner at The General Practitioner on Willis Street.  I had a really delicious fish pie with a lovely potato cheese topping that was just the thing for a wet and rainy night.  Karl had fish and chips, which also hit the nail on the head in terms of ‘just what the doctor ordered’!  http://www.thegp.co.nz/

We’ve been out visiting friends too, with a lovely dinner of pea soup and salmon at friends who live on The Terrace last week and on Sunday, up to Paraparaumu for a Sunday lunch of vegetable curry which was extended into dinner and take away impromptu pizza.  It’s great when days like these just roll on for an extended period.

Tomorrow, we are having guests for dinner.  It will be so nice to do so with our own china, glasses and cutlery at last!

 

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