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Mo’vember update

OK, so I get this really cheeky comment saying how I have been so good because I have been “updating the blog” from a guy who hasn’t posted in who knows how many months (hey da feesh :p) and I get kinda riled up about this, so here I am posting in mock spite. Which may well have been the intent. “I don’t care why you post, just post gosh darned it”

So most of you should have heard by now that we are coming back to old Blighty in December and should be spending a good part of that time desperately trying to get to see everyone. If you have not yet been contacted, please send me a mail or leave a comment. We will try to fit you in. Being a blog post rather than a personalised email, I realise that complete strangers can of course comment or mail, but I cannot guarantee we will try so hard to fit you in.

What many of you may not know is that I have been goatee bearded for much of the year and started this month clean shaven with the intent of growing a ridiculous mo (moustache) to help raise money for men’s health issues. More info can be found at http://nz.movember.com/ and if you feel a need to donate try here. Pictures will be posted with the results of the months facial fuzz and normal services will re-commence on December 1st.

What else has been happening? hmmmm. Well the mother in law is visiting at the moment. All sorts of bad Les Dawson jokes start to spring to mind but in fairness it has been quite good to see her, and I am so busy working at the moment that it doesn’t really impact on me in any real way and I have not been able to spend much time with her.

Jordan has just finished her latest round of exams. No fails so far :D. She put in a rather large amount of work revising prior to the exams and it looks like it paid off. Go girl. She is also still busy with gymnastics and is able to do front splits and was this week awarded her bronze award. OH YEAH!!!!! and has just been headhunted for a wee gym display team. It just doesn’t stop. International success is in your grasp….. She is still trampolining and accompanying me to an assortment of martial arts classes with various degrees of acceptance / enthusiasm depenpending on the degree of pain she is in from the build up of classes she has been doing, but the number of people that are saying “hey you are good” may finally be causing it to sink in \o/.  What else, what else? There is probably something really important I am forgetting. Ah well – the beauty of editable blogs 🙂

Jen is loving the fact her mum is here for a while. The two have definitely been filling the spaces with conversation. She is also getting more prolific with her writing and some of it is wonderful, but I guess that will stay hers until she is ready to send to publishers. Softly softly… She is taking part in NaNoWriMo this month but that has been put on hold while her mum is here. Oh and thanks for the baked cheesecake. Mmmmmmm 🙂 

Me, I am still pretty much the same. Apart from the facial fur fluctuations I am still working too long, still trying to keep up to date with the latest technologies, still doing the martial arts, and teaching the trampolining. I recently did a Tex Mex cooking course which was absolutely fabulous and we took dinner round to a friend of ours who also happens to be from Mexico. And she didn’t gag. In fact she actually looked like she really enjoyed it 🙂 Wahey! Bit of a bugger that my family don’t appreciate meaty and spicy food but hey. I know how now. What else? Ah yes, Scuba. I recently restarted scuba diving. Did I say that last time? I am still doing the bloody course! Due to weather conditions beyond our control the dives keep getting cancelled. Ah well, any time soon I keep hearing. It is soooo nice when we actually get to do the dives. We’ll get there. Still singing too, and in fact have been asked to sing in a trio (what do you mean just three of us? Do you know how difficult is is to hide physically and vocally when there are only three of you!) for a particular song, so it can’t be all bad.

Anyway, I will post photos of the facial progress next time when I have the mo in all it’s glory. Until then I wish you all well and look forward to seeing you soon 😀

Loads of love to all from all.

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