Sarsha teaches yoga up at her house. Here are a few pictures of her house and where I go to practice my new favorite activity.
|Sarsha's home and the yoga studio is in the back|
|The out house in the back of the house.|
|The view from her house and yoga studio. Doesn't get more zen like than this!|
We had our school Gala last month. The last school Gala was held 7 years ago, so this was a huge event for the school. A New Zealand Gala is kinda like a school field day/carnival all rolled into one. It is a fun, family, friendly fundraising event that was put on by the FOOS (PTO) commitee. We had food stalls, auctions/raffles, games, crafts and entertainment. The whole community came out to support our school and over $26,000 was raised in a little over 3 hours. It was impressive accomplishment for a school of 300 kids.
|This was the Zorb Balls, the most popular game we had.|
|I was hoping to see some more carnage on this, but boringly enough nothing no one got hurt or fell off, and all the kids had loads of fun.|
|One of our food stalls.|
|Art work done by the students that went for a premium price.|
|Toss the Coconut Game|
|Quad bike rides.|
|Even Dad took the day off to be a part of dam dropping.|
These next few pictures are of the mud run. Which smelled and felt more like mud/cow poo run. Some of the kids were loving the throwing/slinging/hurling mud at each, the parents and teachers. The others kids politely put a smile on their face received the allocated mud balls to various body parts and counted down the minutes until they can get clean again. Skyler (and I have to admit I was right there with her) fell into the later of the two catergories. I asked her at the end of the run, if we should bring Dad, Lindsey and Owen on this trial. She looked at me as if I were some giant blood sucking alien and just kept running.
|The last few moments of being nice and clean.|
|Heading up the river to the mud pit|
|Disappearing up into the steep trail.|
|The track down to mud hell....|
|Skyler is standing off to the right hoping that no one spots her. And I was hiding behind the bushes taking photos (it was water proof but I told no one that as I hoped they would take mercy on me).|
And a few last photos of what we did during the kids two week break. We were quite keen on going on a road trip but the kids just wanted to stay in town and play with their mates. So that is what we did and enjoyed every minute of it!
|I am holding Samie in my arms|
|Brad running back with Samie.|
|Owen and his mates at a Surf Comp.|
|Enjoying a beautiful sunset on the beach|