...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
On a nice mild Friday afternoon recently I packed my overnight bag and drove down to Camp Waihola, well my GKB drove me. We picked up a 12 year old on the way and rendezvoused with the rest of the youth group at the camp, along with the kids from Balclutha.
kitchen and lodge
My GKB left me there, he is not quite sure what the attraction is in wanting to spend any great length of time with thirty or so young teenagers. He picked me up the next day when I swapped over with one of our other leaders. It is only 20 minutes drive from home so not too far to do the trip twice.
The camp is set in farmland and there is a lake is on the other side of the state highway, which we didn't go to. In the photo above you might be able to see the fog rising from the lake in the distance. (The lake and the highway are hidden behind the hills).
early morning fog
This photo is taken to the right of the one above, more early morning fog, it burnt off very quickly and by the time we'd had breakfast it was a lovely sunny morning
informal game of touch rugby
Some of the kids played a game of touch while they waited for the first organised session to start, while others cleaned up the dining room and did the chores - there's always those chores to do.
I went for a bit of a walk, touch rugby is definitely not my 'thing'.
Past the playground for the little ones - we had some young families with us as well, their parents helped in one way or another.
Past some ponies in the top paddock...
...and in a paddock further down the hill, a very pregnant ewe and another one with triplets,
you can just see the leg of the third one on the other side of her if you look hard...
They all seemed to have more than one baby to look after.
We had thirty plus very energetic bigger kids to care for...and one of them, a 2 year old, picked a daisy and gave it to me. No stem , just the flower. Cute.
very blurry daisy.
All in all it was a good weekend and the kids enjoyed themselves. A lot of fun had by all.
I felt great while I was there but as soon as I got home and sat down in my own nice comfortable easy chair I felt extremely tired - I wonder why?