woo! I'm here!!
i left the house at 7:45 (only 15 minutes late) with a rather full bag, and lovely warm thick socks on. got to airport and met up with fellow travelers emma bruce-jones and annabel barnard. they too with big bags and thick socks.
got through check in and managed to procure a penut butter abnd jam bagel from a bagel bar type thingy.
not much happened after that.
we sat and stared and stared and sat, as i have a vague incling that someone somewhen once wrote.
spent a grand total of about 15 minutes in singapore and eventullay arrived at aukland.
they're very strict with the whole biological contamination issue and we all had to walk on antiseptic filled mats to sterilise our boots. odd.
got a shuttle bus to hostel (aukland international) and didn't sleep and awful lot. dispite all our efforts our bodies were still insisting that it was the middle of the after noon.
showers here are very nice and warm.
'tis annabels BIRTHDAY!!!!!! woo!!!!! this evening we're going to a resturant somewhere went round aukland. is very cool city. also very clean. architexture amazing. very erm....imaginative and... modern. though there's some sort of festival going on and to launch it an event called 'boobs on bikes' is took place today. we were just setting off to town when we saw crowds of people lining the main st. we asked around and it transpired that some topless pornstars were going to be driving down the street on motor bikes, half the area people from all teh offices around had come out to watch! also was some sort of union protests going on but no-one was paying them much mind. also saw people jumping off teh big sky tower (on harnesses etc) and founf a super market (after asking a lady where it was a she pointed to teh building we were standing infront of) in evening went to little italian/ameican resturant andate nice food for annabeks birthday curtisy of her parents. . then we gave her cak!!! wich emma and i had bought in the super market earlier without her realising.
tomorrow we had off to waitomo caves and go 'oo' and 'wow' and glowworms stuck to a cave wall and 'ahhh' as we go through some rapids. he he he.
love to you all hope your waether is lovely and sunny! :0)
ps. forgot to mention the excitment of the fire alarm going off last night. we were all asleep quietly in our beds (well actually we were all awake but never mind) and suddenly this ringing started. now we all thought it was a car alarm until we heard people walking past our room. we all waited in our pjs outside as teh fire brigade arrived. one of them tooked like Tom Hanks.................
anyway nothing was wrong and we all went back to bed.
pps. aukland is a very kool place. will say more tomorrow..............love you!