Christmas & New Year
Greg's commentary coming soon!
Mum and Dad take New York by storm
It was great to see Mum and Dad when
they came to see us in November. Greg and I had not long been married
and it was lovely to be able to celebrate with them not long after. We
had such a lovely time. Mum and Dad had never visited the U.S. before
so it was great to show them around. We did lot's of touristy things
and went to see Stomp the show. It didn't matter how loud they stomped
though as Dad did his famous nodding dog and fell asleep. We also flew
up to Rochester for 3 days and they met most of Greg's friends and family.
All in all it was a fantastic time. Here are some pictures of their
visit. Unfortunately none of Dad in his pj's, falling asleep before
I'm proud of ya Dad....
Our Wedding Day
Due to reasons known to our
friends and family, no not a shotgun wedding before anyone asks. :) Greg
and I had our pre-wedding day on Monday, 1st November, 2004. It was such a lovely
sunny day. I still remember Greg waking up and asking me to be his wife and
I said "yes" thinking he was joking. I soon realised he wasn't when
he asked me what I was going to wear and started pulling things out of the wardrobe.
No man pulls women's clothes out the wardrobe unless he is serious. We had a lovely morning. After the shock of buying
two button hole roses for $26!! we went to the Brooklyn City Hall and got married
The ceremony was so long at 45 seconds...can you believe it! It was "I
do" and "I do" and "I now pronounce you man and wife".
Needless to say we are looking forward to a nice big wedding day on July,
and I hope you can all be there to share our special day. I have posted a few pictures of the ceremony. I'm surprised
our witnesses (we found the couple in the queue at the City Hall) managed to take so many photo's
in so little time. Anyway, I would just like to thank my husband for rushing
me out of bed that day to get married. I love you... Here you go
take a look.......
New York so Far
The Fall in New York has been so beautiful.
We have also seen the marathon which was great fun. I don't know how they
do it and still smile when we saw the runners 12 miles into the race. We
also visited Central Park and the Natural History Museum. Greg wanted to
catch up with some of his primate friends.......
Julia & Dan - Coney Island
Greg's sister Julia, her
husband Dan and daughter Olivia flew down from Buffalo for the weekend. We
visited the New York Aquarium which Olivia loved and went to the beach at Coney
Island. Oh and we also ate lots of pizza
Cake Course, New York
I have decided that while I am here in New York
and waiting for my work permit to arrive I would try out a cake course. Two weeks after arriving in Brooklyn I went every Sunday for
3 weeks to the Ice Culinary School in
midtown, NY. I had great fun and made lots of fantastic cakes.
Anyway, have a look. Some are from the course and some I made at home for
Halloween. I especially enjoyed making the cupcakes which, when I asked
Greg what he thought the blue ones were (shark in water) he thought it was
mountain peaks. :)
Back to the drawing board......
Leaving drinks with friends, London
Well, needless to say all of my friends turned out in style to
say goodbye in true drunken fashion! We all met at Abbaccus in the City of London and had a fantastic
night with lots of champagne and naughty chat. I think the photo's speak for
itself! I would like to thank Mandy for being such a fantastically lovely friend and
for taking such brilliants photo's. She has a talent I think although she won't
Please click on the link to Mandy's website http://www.twompps.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/2004/julesleaving/jules.shtml
and you will see the photo's...
Saying Goodbye to London - The New Zealand photographer and the Cockney
Sarah, my lovely New Zealand friend decided that a good way to remember London was to pretend for the evening
that I was her model subject and she was the professional photographer. So,
one day Sarah came into work with a beret and strippy top and said tonight's
the night!! We spent an hour getting ready in work and then left with our rum and cokes
in a mineral water bottle...class chicks I hear you say! We arrived in
Liverpool Street station and I was very embarrassed but funnily enough, as
people are in London...no one took any notice and after a few swigs of Rum and
Coke I was at her beck and call and posing for England. We had the best time
that evening around London. I really had such a laugh and would like to thank
Sarah for such a great