Jobs - FINALLY!!!!

Trip Start Jul 27, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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31 Ngaio Road, Kelburn, Wellington

Flag of New Zealand  , North Island,
Monday, September 21, 2009

Greetings all.  Hope you are all well. 

To Lingfield running club members - congrats to Rob, Snowy 'et al' for a great sheep rescue!  Thanks also to my sisters who continue to make us smile whilst we're away -Steph - for her kiwi/duck confusion & Natasha for being so proud when 2 yr old Rosa asks for mayonnaise (new word) & then fixates on the word boobies!  hehe  Thank goodness for skype! :)

I have work agreed for a company called Richmond - a casual position working for a mental health support team - addiction, depression etc etc.  Includes outreach & residential support positions & they have offices and services across both islands, which could be helpful for travelling (when I actually get my police check through that is). 

Yesterday I was offered and accepted a position as a nanny!  When I tell people, they laugh, but I can't figure out why???  The money is surprisingly good & I'll be working 4 days a week Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri for 10 hours a day, so It definitely cover expenses therefore we're happy.

Leszek has extended his holiday visa & has also organised an appointment for volunteer work.  We're pretty optimistic that the Polish government will sign the working holiday agreement soon.  

We've been checking out the sports centres etc.  I went to meet Wellington Scottish sports club & there was a club 8k race.  Not really the best start to testing out a new running club - but got chatting to some ladies afterwards & I can join them for a weekly run every Thursday eve, which is great.  They also do larger pack runs most Saturday afternoons & regular 5k races (so short - it has to hurt)...  Can't cycle as don't have the, skill, a bike (or the leg muscles), but I've seen some Swim & Run races. I do need to start getting to the pool training again, so I can give them a go without too much pain at the end.  Leszek & I are not doing very well in motivating each other this week - we've been testing out the local chocolate, wine, beer & sofa a little too often! Hopefully once it warms up a bit more, we'll be out & about more in the evenings.

We went to the Karori wildlife centre Sunday.  Went in day light, so did't see any (real) kiwis, but Leszek did his best at bird watching & filming - his camera work with the cam corder was "awesome!" (The next David Attenborough?!)  More amusing is Leszeks new learned words, from the cockney language. It was so chilly the other night, "flipping nora" just came out of my mouth (mum?!)  That spurned on some research to help Leszek understand:  Apparently this was an expression used by one of the characters in the 70's TV series 'Love Thy Neighbour', of which we happily admit we're too young to know about!   Other blasts from the past include "berk", "muppet" and one I remember hearing very often - an old favourite of my parents "Gordon Bennett!"   No explanation really - I guess just too much time on our hands!    

Not much else to report.  Will write again when we have some more news.

Love from down under.

Kirsty & Leszek.xx

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