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Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:10 am
by mockingbird
Have fun, Faith!

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:48 am
by Peaches
Aww, Faith...we'll miss you! Have a blast there though :)

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:15 am
by helgecko
okay, so it's finally (nearly) happening :D
tomorrow morning (early) I'm heading off to New Zealand!! wheee! :whitey:
I've tried to keep my squeeing about it to a minimum, but I am ridiculously excited :D

I'm going over for 18 days, traveling by myself and just doing the North Island (DEFINITELY planning to go back and do the South Island some time hopefully not in the distant future :lol:).

I'm flying into and out of Auckland, and except for a 3 day tour up the Northland (the pointy bit up the top) basically doing a rough anti-clockwise trip around the North Island. Besides Auck and the Northland I'll be going to Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth (Taranaki), Wellington (4 nights, hooray!), Napier, Rotorua, Coromandel Town (I think), and back to Auckland.

I'm seeing the Welly Intl Ukulele Orch in Auckland (tomorrow night!!!!) (possibly seeing Bret!!!!!), and a couple of nights later in Leigh with Great H, I'm also booked in to see a play at the BATS theatre in Welly, and Fat Freddy's Drop the next night.

Wow. I can't even believe it's happening.

Thank you so much to those of you who have expressed excitement for me, it really means a lot. I'm sorry if I haven't responded very frequently, as I said I've tried to keep my squeeing about it to a minimum, but I figure maybe this is the time and place, so....

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! :yay: :boogie: :D :dance: :whitey: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:36 pm
by Sherry
Happy for you Hel :) Looking forward to hearing all about it on your return (or while there)

Fingers crossed Bret makes an appearance :D

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:22 pm
by funny schipperke
Have a great trip Hel! :D

I hope you get to see/meet Bret! :D

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:17 am
by Peaches
FREAKIN SQUEEEEEEEEE!!

:yay: :dance: :cheer: :woohoo:

Have a blast and enjoy yourself!

Happy Bret spotting!

:yay: :dance: :cheer: :woohoo:

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:55 am
by Red
Hope you have so much fun, Hel! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:09 am
by SuzyBatt
Yay! :yay: So excited for you Hel, squee away! :lol:

I'm sure your trip will be memorable in so many ways. Enjoy every minute. And as you can see, we'll be waiting for a full report!
:whitey:

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:25 pm
by Nancy
Have the very best of times, hel, and down a couple at the Taranaki Tavern for Brian :drinkers:
(If you don't get it, listen to FoTC's BBC Radio Show :lol: )

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:28 pm
by songbird
Hel, have an INCREDIBLE time!!
Be sure to take lots of pictures - this will be an experience you'll never want to forget! :D
Can't wait to hear all of your stories!

*sending Bret-spotting/meeting vibes*

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:18 pm
by ZebraWarriorPrincess
Have a great time!!!

I would also be ridiculously excited!

Happy Conchord-spotting! :D

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:37 pm
by helgecko
Hi all!!!!
Just a quick message from internet cafe. I can report that...

eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

WIUO gig was SO AWESOME. So awesome it was chawsome.
And YES! Bret was there!! :D :nana: :thud:
And he's obviously been paying attention to us, by popular demand he was wearing the pink shirt/ grey tie combo :lol:

Um... I'll update more about the gig in the WIUO thread (a bit, I've only got 1/2 hr on this machine).
But yeah, really loving Auckland. Great H met me at the airport (how cool is she?!?!) and took me to the top of Mt Eden to have a look before dropping me to my hostel. Brilliant.

I'm about to go try catch a ferry to an island I can't remember the name of in Auckland Harbour. Wish me luck :wink:

:hug:

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:39 pm
by bakergirl30
Good luck Hel!!! Im so flipping happy you got to meet Bret!!! YAY!!! :yay: :folkon: Thanks for updating us! Good luck!!

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:56 am
by Peaches
WOO!! So excited for you! I hope you're taking lots of pictures! :yay:

Re: Back soon - the 'I'm off on holidays' thread

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:08 am
by Venus
I'm so happy for you, Hel! Great H is such a sweetie for picking you up from the airport. And Bret wearing pink shirt and grey tie- awesome! Can't wait for the pics and vids.

Enjoy the rest of your travels :D