I brought back a cold from Taranaki, i hope it isn't the lingering kind! I was home last week for my Grandmother's 80th birthday party. The 80th was fantastic, i probably had more vodkas then i should've because when i went to say my speech to my beloved grandma i burst into tears. Was very embarrassing, but i started talking about my grandad who passed away two years ago and got super emotional. I had to be the one to start the crying! After the dinner and party i headed to what the small town people called a 'night club'. It was hilarious. I lasted a whole 30 minutes there and had to leave to maintain my dignity. Call me curious i just had to check the place out. As soon as i got in there an old friend of mine jumped on me. It was weird we used to be the best of friends doing everything together but after being away from Stratford for more than four years i found we have changed dramatically. It was still good seeing her, just weird seeing how little she had changed when i feel like i could'nt even relate to the person i used to be. While we were at home we went up Mt Egmont. It was beautiful, fresh, clean, covered in snow and deliciously cold. I forget how beautiful Taranaki actually is, i think i appreciate it that little bit more just for having been away from it. I really do miss my family though. The trips always go so fast and i always feel that i never get to spend enough time with them. I wonder how i will cope when i am in Seattle for over a year. I also got to spend some time with some old highschool friends which was great. Our conversations were just as hilarious as they used to be, and we relived old memories of our school days, fond memories that made up my life in Taranaki. I managed to check out Eclipse with my little sister Abigail. I actually enjoyed it, and thought it was one of the better Twilight movies. The rest i found were so awkward and filmed oddly but this one seemed to flow a little better. I am really looking forward to checking out the movies Cemetery Junction and Inception. Heres a few pics of my week :)
Much Love for now!
Lady G xoxo