Yesterday I bought a replacement CD for my old long lost vinyl copy of the 1971 Loxene Golden Disc Awards - wow - the memories. One track stars Ray Columbus with a barking mad song called People Are People. The lyric is a smirk fest, and has the deep Ray thought that People are people all over the world!
In a twisted kind of way - he's right. I didn't mention the most important parts of our return to NZ - meeting up with the family!!
Ross and his family met us at Auckland International after our flight from Dubai. It was great to see them after eight months away. Then when we got back to New Plymouth from Biddy's funeral we were reunited with Jade (who is taking a break from study and transferring to Massey next year so she's back with the olds till then). We managed to catch up with Adam and Jenna in Hamilton and Samantha returned from her year in America to return to university in Wellington - we gave her a big welcome home! The only one we haven't been able to see yet is Keegan in Auckland but we plan a trip north soon so we'll catch up then.
The other significant event of late (apart from the all time consuming World Cup) was the return of our silver boxes from Qatar. You'll recall the picture of me inside one in our Doha apartment. In the end we needed two of them - weighing 234kg in total - to bring back our stuff.
One box obviously fell off a forklift coz it sustained major damage. Luckily though all that was damaged was one large picture that Jacky bought for our bedroom. Everything fragile like a china tea set, mirrors, Adam's oud, and the picture Reem gave us were in the other box and arrived without a problem. It was a 50 50 chance but God was smiling on us.
Needless to say it has taken a while to unload our 234kg of stuff, and we're still arguing over where various Qatari ornaments should go.
Speaking of family - one of the DVD sets I bought cheap in Doha was the Lost In Space trilogy. I loved this show when it aired in NZ in the late 60's. I've been making steady progress through the first series and it looks magnificent in HD (some things don't). Will Robinson (Billy Mumy) was my favourite family member and a re watch all these years later hasn't dimmed his power. A terrific actor!
Finally a few pictures of Jacky's new horse. Oh and PJ tells me it is 'due to' rather than 'owing to' in case you were in suspenders.
Love and peace - Wozza