Rodger and Georgina's Web Site
A round up of some of the things we have been doing lately
July - 2002
George is now working full time as a "Calming & Restraint"
instructor/co-ordinator at her new office while Rodger has a new class
this year who are a delight - keen, polite, quiet (very different
from last year!!)
In March Rodger went off to Christchurch for the NZ Masters Hockey
Tournament, a week of chasing a little white ball around - bit like
full body contact golf - same end result - little white ball into hole.
Unfortunately someone decided that he needed slowing down and broke his
big toe a week before he went away.
In April we went to the Gold Coast for a week at Coolangatta -
We went to a timeshare presentation and the "gift" was a week at a
hotel. What they didn't mention was that it could not be taken during
When the boy mentioned this to the Principal she said "no worries
Rodger, take the time off - you deserve it", got to love that place
(they've already given him a week off to go down to Christchurch for
the hockey) - perhaps they're glad to get rid of him for a couple of
Anyway we had a freebie holiday - using up the last of our air miles
(also received a voucher from United for car rental) so just need s
pending money for golf and the sh------ word.
Are things really cheaper when you go on holiday or is it just a mind
thing? Most probably just have more time to look around for bargains!!!
Well after reading that we just had to give it a go! Fantastic views from the summit but
one tough climb - felt really chuffed as we struggled down from the top, only to be humbled
by family group with 3, 6 & 11 year olds passing us on their way to the top!!
Needless to say the time share company had another go at us while we
were staying at the hotel - but we managed to hold them off. Then on the plane
home, looking through the New Zealand Herald we read how the self same
company is being prosecuted for giving false information about their
time shares and misleading clients - phew! - a close one!
Golf is going pretty good, Rodger had an 81 last weekend! he'd been
playing crap golf up till then and his handicap went to 17 - then
played in his Club opening day in Canadian foursomes and played a
blinder with all those shots. His team ended up winning - He had to
empty my pockets to be checked for sand in the clubhouse later. Since
then been in a couple of competitions - noticed that the handicap is
dropping faster than value of the NZ dollar.
Rodger's sporting endeavours however have come to a crashing end...
He decided to pack up Saturday hockey and play on Sundays so that he
could continue to play golf on the Saturday. First game out on Sunday he
ended up getting his thumb broken and is waiting to see whether they will operate and put
in a plate. So no hockey or golf for a while - looks like he might have to
get out the snooker cue and spend a few hours down the Club on a Saturday.
He did ask the doctor to make sure that if it couldn't be fixed to break his thumb
and reset it in a club holding position!
It's the beginning of Winter here, the weather is a bit more changeable
but still not too cold, finally getting good doses of rain which will
do wonders for the garden. There's a real Autumn feel with all the leaves on the
ground, but still lots of colour in the garden with the rhododendrons,hibiscus, proteas and camellias
coming into blossom.
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