Atrium Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Hastings
*Maori integration. Lot of mixed marriages, very much embraced as culture. Some Maori taught in schools- it is an official language. I suppose it is a bit like Welsh, but is more positively enforced as part of their heritage and kept alive. There is a Maori channel on TV, and most learn to count to five in Maori in preschool. A woman spoke publicly recently that she did not want her child learning Maori. I was pleased to see two days later that even members of ...
Mum and dad have been packing this week. I like to wait until things are nice and settled, and all the things are neatly folded in the suitcase. I then try and get something from the bottom which means they have to do it all over again. Not something that matters, or that I actually want, you understand. More of a token objective for the challenge. I am morally ok with this, but apparently others are not quite as accommodating.
I had a ...
... upset that food was being taken off our plate. Daddy came over and tried to get us to eat food off our own plates to stop us fighting. Moron. What does he know.
Daddy finished my party food. He can be a bit of a gannet. Mummy calls him the bucket. I didn't tell him that Charlie had licked most of the things on there, so they were a bit pre-chewed for my palate.
Eventually, it was time for present opening. I hung around the present pile ...
... and saw the rain. A little frustrating when there had been such a run of settled weather. Despite unpacking suncream and sunglasses he remained hopeful and set off to Napier only to reappear 1 hour later saying the skipper had forecast a gale. Amy's disappointment for him was evident when she said "oh rubbish... the sea's closed".
The rescheduled Sunday turn into application forms and playing inside. Not what the doctor ...
... pants are selected for me.
This morning I was upstairs helping daddy rinse his scuba gear in the bath. He slipped on some water and went head first into the freezing cold bath, neatly face planting his scuba gear and gouging out a lump of his arm on the sideboard. He also managed to give himself a dead leg on a neatly positioned tap, the like of which he had not experienced since sitting next to his friend Lindsey in medical school.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting