My Easter Weekend

Hello There,

If you just celebrated Easter, was it a good one ?
We had a pretty good one here. The way things worked out , we got to have a 5 day weekend here in New Zealand. So, we decided to go away to my in-laws. There were other things to celebrate beside Easter as well. We had a 60th birthday and 40th wedding aniversary.

It ended up been a longer drive than usual, about 6 hours. There was a couple of times we were stationary. This was due to car crashes and slips/ erosion in the Waioeka Gorge.



We got there eventually though. It was an enjoyable weekend as usual, but it wasn’t the best in terms of my Epilepsy. I had about 4-5 seizures / turns. One of those was a bit different to what I normally have. I guess you could call it a Grand Mal or Tonic Clonic, whatever term you use.Sounds like I made a few funny noises, ended up in a funny position and let out alot of sweat.Perhaps I gave everyone a bit of a fright.It’s not the usual way I do things.

Despite the Epilepsy, we kept pretty busy and had a good weekend. There is no time like family time. The trip home was the same, a pretty slow one. It’s always good to get back to your own bed though.

We decided it would be a good idea to get a blood test to see if everything was ok with my pills, etc. So, today I had to take my boy to the doctor. I organised a blood test which we’ll do tomorrow. That has to be done before the morning pills, so the levels aren’t to high.

So, I guess that’s that !!



Hope You Had An Enjoyable Easter :)


So, what a 10 days, 2 weeks. We are now in school holiday mode. The first term has flown by. It seems like just yesterday it was Christmas. The last week of the school term was very much an eventful one though. On the Monday ( 30th March ), I arrived at kindy to pick my daughter up and …. I found my father there. Why ?
Well, my parents had received a call from my wife’s school ( where she works ) to say she was on her way to hospital in an Ambulance. She had some funny vision, then sounds like she pretty much just collapsed. So, we were on our way to the hospital. When we got there, we found her fast asleep. This was the result of a Migraine. This surprised me, because that morning she had said how she felt good, and it was the first morning in a while that she didn’t have a headache. So, I spent the whole afternoon with her. She had a couple of things given by drip plus a few check overs from a doctor.
We were finally able to leave at 6pm. So, what a day. That one came out of nowhere. So, we thought that she would have one day off school, but her workmates were adamant she should take the rest of the week off. This ended up been the case, with Friday been a public holiday for Easter. We had plans to go away Easter Friday. We were unsure whether we would be able to go with those. How would Alie be to drive ? Turned out she was fine, so Friday morning we were off before 9am. We went and stayed for a night at the beach with my parents. Then after that we carried on to Gisborne to Alie’s parents, another 3 and a half hours drive. We had a new nephew to meet in Gisborne, born in February. So, a couple of nights in Gisborne , then another night at the beach on the way home. 4 nights away from home in total. It’s so handy Mum and Dad having the place at the beach when traveling to Gisborne. It helps to break the trip up a little. Easter. I’m not a religious¬† person. The Bible is for some people, not for others. I’m happy for people who believe in God, but that’s not for me. I’ve heard a lot of talk about the Easter Bunny over the last week or 2. It has become a bit boring !!¬† So, looking forward to the rest of the 2 week school holidays. Then it will be back to the normal rountine. Got my mothers 60th birthday this weekend !!