Official Work Business

Just about popped a cheek muscle blowing up balloons at work today.


My Lil’est Cousin is a Mrs!

Bethanie, my youngest cousin, got married today. (You may recall a post from last week that preceded the most amazing performance of “Faith” by George Michael that the world has ever seen on Bethanie’s Hen’s Night. Freddie Mercury and Amy Winehouse wept in heaven at the beauty of Pigalina’s voice).

The Pigalina family moved to NZ from England 19 years ago and Bethanie’s family joined a few years later. It is incredibly special to be able to share these family events with them without hopping on a plane for 24 hours at a time. Today we had a lovely celebration in the herb garden at the Dunedin Botanical Garden.

Whinny! It’s Year of the Horse

Today the Chinese New Year celebrations were held at the Dunedin Chinese Garden. Daddy Pigalina was most concerned about getting there in time to partake in his tradition of mini donuts and coffee while watching the fireworks. The donuts were delish and the fireworks were spectacular.

My fortune cookie this morning told me: “A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all”. I have been trying to live by a similar motto for a few months now to varying degrees of success. The ski lift is still a large trouble to me, causing great anxiety.

Happy year of the horse! I hope that this year does not leave behind it a huge trail of poo like a real horse.