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Photos 2004 through to 2006

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24 July 2004 - 19 November 2006


Trier, Germany - November 17-19
Founded by the Romans and the birthplace of Karl Marx and now somewhere we have visited



New Zealand Memorial - November 11
Michelle is in Australia and Scott and Eimii go down to the dedication ceremony for NZ's war memorial in Hyde Park Corner.



Aberfoyle, Scotland - October 20-23
We visit a small town called Aberfoyle in Scotland for their annual Mushroom Festival with Kohanga.



Blackpool and Halifax- October 14-15
We head off to Blackpool to see the illuminations, and it is not what we were expecting at all!



Eimii's first Majorettes competition - September 17 and October 8
Eimii takes part in her first Majorettes competitions, with great results.



Summer break - August
Whetu is with us for the summer and we head off to Turkey as well as visit the British Museum and attend the Red Bull Air Race in Longleat.



Dancing in the Streets - August 5 2006
We head off to Trafalgar Square to watch Lizzies Beat.



Canary Wharf Summer Concerts -July 5 to 26
Summer is here and so is the Canary Wharf Summer Concert Series,



Long weekend in Croyde - July 22 to 25
We spend the first weekend of the summer holidays in Croyde, North Devon.



Race for Life - July 9 2006
Michelle has been in training for the last couple of months in preparation for the Race for Life through Regents Park in London.



Majorettes - July 8 2006
Eimii has her first Majorettes display at Langdon Park's 40th Anniversary Summer Fayre.



Hangi - 25 June 2006
Kohanga's annual hangi at Clandon House, and what an awesome weekend it was too!



Lincoln - 2-4 June 2006
We spend some time with Dom's family in Lincoln.



ANZAC Day - 25 April 2006
Eimii takes part in the ANZAC Day Service in Westminster Abbey.



London Marathon - 23 April 2006
We tackle our third London Marathon, oh how tiring!



Clacton on Sea - 16 April 2006
We (including Paul and Karen) head off to Clacton on Sea for a day at the beach.



Amsterdam - 7-10 April 2006
Paul and Karen arrive and then head off to Amsterdam with Jason, Scott, Michelle and Eimii for a long weekend.



2005 in Pictures
Over the next 12 pages are a number of images that show what we have been up to over the last year.



Christmas Holidays
Whetu has arrived for Christmas and Scott is off work for three weeks.



Cinderfulla! - 16 December 2005
Eimii's class puts on Cinderella as their end of year play. We thought Cinderfulla was a better title though :)



Ngati Ra Christmas Concert - 10 December 2005
Kohanga takes part in Ngati Ranana's annual Christmas concert.



The Grand Slam! - 26-27 November 2005
Jason, Adam, Stan and Scott headed up to Scotland for the final All Black game of the year.



Long weekend in Manchester - 18, 19, 20 November 2005
Before Scott heads back to work we decide to take a long weekend break in Manchester.



Kohanga's fancy dress party - 5 November 2005
Michelle and Whaea Tania organised a fancy dress party for our tamariki at Kohanga.



Guy Fawkes at Canary Wharf - 3 November 2005
fireworks lit up the Canary Riverside a couple of nights early.



Greenwich and Flash Rock- 30 October 2005
Eimii performs Flash Rock and afterwards we head over to Greenwich where we take part in Halloween activities at the Queens House on Greenwich park.



Manuhiri - October 2005
Uncle Stephen, Aunt Moira, John and Ellen and Maru's sleep over!



End of the Season - 19 September 2005
Cricket comes to an end with a handsome win and Nicks maiden "first class" century.



Thames events - 15-16 September 2005
Nelsons funeral was relived and the Trafalgar Great River Race floats past our place



Kohanga in Action! - 3 September 2005
Kohanga shows its moves during a touch tournament near Heathrow



Notting Hill - 29 August 2005
We finally get down to the Notting Hill Carnival (along with about 1 million other people!) and have a really good day out!



Scotland - August 2005
This summer we decided to head to Scotland for a welcome break from London.



Sunsets over London - August 2005
We have been having some really nice sunsets in London in the last couple of weeks. Below are recent pictures taken from our balcony and also a few taken while in Australia earlier in the year



Cricket and a bath tub - 31 July 2005
Some photos from Scott's cricket game and a bath tub floats past our place!



Canary Wharf Concerts - July 15 to 29 2005
During the last three weeks of July there are a number of concerts that take place in Jubilee Park in Canary Wharf.



Kohanga in Hyde Park - July 16 2005
Kohanga went down to Hyde Park to spend the day with Whaea Shaz, who is going to China, and Whaea Sherry, who recently got married.



St James Park - July 9 2005
After Kohanga we decided to go down to the open air museum in St James Park which was there to celebrate 60 years since the end of World War Two



Hinemihi Conservation - July 2 2005
Kohanga headed out to help the UCLA Archaeology Institute and Ngati Ranana work on Hinemihi in a conservation day.



Rochester Castle - June 26 2005
Seeing as Scott had no cricket we decided to go for a drive out to Rochester to have a look at the Castle.



Paris - June 18-19 2005
On Saturday Scott headed out to the Paris Airshow while Eimii, Michelle and Rosie went for a tiki tour along the Seine. Then on Sunday we finally got out to Versailles.



ToastNZ and Hangi - June 11-12 2005
The weekend of the 11th and 12th of June was an incredibly busy weekend for Kohanga with participation in the ToastNZ festival on Saturday and then our annual Hangi out at Clandon House on Sunday



Matariki - June 4 2005
Saturday afternoon was Matariki at the NZ High Commission here in London and performing were the kids from Kohanga and also Ngati Ranana.



The Thin Red Line - June 4 2005
On Saturday 4 June Jason, his parents and Scott headed off to the Colonels Review, Trooping of the Colour held at the Horse Guard's Parade.



Chelsea Flower Show 27 May 2005
I made sure not to miss out on tickets this year! As someone who has very little knowledge about plants, I really enjoyed the ideas and the thought that went into the gardens.



A Weekend in Oxford 21 and 22 May 2005
We visited Diana over the weekend 21- 22 May. Ellen and her friend Matt came with us. Oxford is a very picturesque city and we thoroughly enjoyed admiring the scenery. The company was fantastic too!



The Netherlands - 13 - 15 May 2005
We chose to spend our eleventh year together in a country we have always loved hearing about. The tulips, clogs, and windmills did not disappoint.


VE Day Airshow - 7 May 2005
Duxford has always been on my list of places to visit. A place that combines a couple of my favourite "boys" things cant be all that bad! So it was with Jason and his dad Jim that we all headed out for a great day's aviation action!


Our Southern Odyssey - March - April 2005
March and April were madness! In a little under 6 weeks we toured through Australia, New Zealand and Singapore visiting family and friends and working as we went along!


Karen and Paul visit - February 2005
Aunty Karen and Uncle Paul arrived for a well earned three week holiday - away from all the sun and heat of NZ, we might add. This kicked off a frantic several weeks tiki touring around London and Europe (just in time to catch the snow in Paris!).


Christmas to New Years - What a week!
Our first year raced to an end. For us in London it was an incredibly busy time. Eimii had two concerts to prepare for; her school theatre club performed Oliver and kohanga participated in the Ngati Ranana Christmas concert. For the first time ever, we celebrated Christmas on our own. This included organising Christmas Dinner, a feat we're very proud of. Boxing Day saw the beginning of the tummy-bug travel through our place which finally ended on New Year's Eve. This meant for a quiet welcome to 2005 although we did manage a few laps of the Greenwich Ice Rink.


Sankta Lucia, Swedish Celebration. 11 December 2004
Sweden celebrates Lucia day on December 13, when the days are at their shortest and the nights are longest. We were fortunate enough to be invited to attend this ceremony at The Swedish Church in London with our neighbours Barbro, Olof, and Evelina.


NZ 26 - Wales 25. 19-21 November 2004
It would be a massive understatement to call the game between Wales and the All Blacks "a friendly". The Welsh are so much more than that! Millennium Stadium provided a magical setting for a spectacular show. Our accommodation for the weekend was in a vineyard just outside of Cardiff. Wales and wine don't seem like they should go together (it's not quite Marlborough!).


The Unknown Warrior memorial service. 11 November 2004
On Saturday 6 November we drove across to Longueval, which is in the Somme, in France to be part of the memorial service for the Unknown Warrior.


Korero - The Story So Far
We have added a collection of our favourite photographs which we have taken during our first year in England. These pictures give you a brief glimpse in to our year so far.


Summer Holidays - August 2004
The summer holidays continue in England and now with the further addition of Mum/Nel/Whaea and Whetu who arrived from NZ at the start of August.


Farnborough Family Day. 24 July 2004.
The summer holidays have started in England and what better way to celebrate our first holidays than to spend the day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2004!