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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome to Chick Chat!!!


Have you heard about Chick Chat? it's a way for you to learn that little bit more about your fellow bloggers.
As well as reading about them, you can see and hear them too!
Chick Chat is held semi-monthly and features 5 bloggers.

today it's MY turn!
i'll be talking about...well - just hit play and you'll see!
be sure to go visit laura over at under the sheets (her video's great - i just watched it!); rebecca at the misplaced americans; and Typ0 at wandering the world.




apologies for the bug eyes, the nose rubbing and the 'hemming and hawing', and for rambling on so damn long - i sure had fun making this though!

PS: i had big plans to take lots of little videos around my neighbourhood (suburb), but did not get my act together in time, so here's some stills instead!

one of the first things you notice about our landscape...
we drive on the LEFT!!!
wellington, as well as being the capital, is a harbour city
- built on a fault line (just like san fran)

this is a view of the city from mt kau kau.
only minutes from our homes, tara and i walk up here all the time
there are COUNTLESS ways to walk up to mt kau kau!
this is our house, as seen from another side of mt kau kau
this is tara and her dog jed (catching a stick in mid-air!) atop mt kau kau
even though we've climbed to the top countless times over the years; some days we still take a moment to appreciate our city and surrounds
this is the view from the main road of our suburb - ngaio (named for a native nz tree), and that's mt kau kau's TV tower (atop the mountain!)
we can easily walk BETWEEN the suburbs, and at christmas time we did just that when we made candy cane cookies for local businesses. the hill in front is the same hill i live on
and these are my 4 girls!
thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Re said...

LOVED the pics - but couldn't watch the video? Help!

Sarah said...

Me either, says the vid is private :(

Melinda said...

hey there...the video is not working...also which one is your house? the red roof? The one in the foreground? do tell.

auntiegwen said...

The video didn't like me either, I apparently have to accept a friend request, there was nowhere to tell it we were friends !!!

techfeckinology !!!!

I was looking forward to hearing you too x

Cairo Typ0 said...

Loved yoru vlog! I'm so happy to see it was long as my first take was even longer than that! LOL

3 Bay B Chicks said...

When you have a chance, check your e-mail. I sent you a message re changing your YouTube settings from private to public so that everyone can see your video.

Thanks, Sue!

-Francesca

Laura said...

Hiya so excited to see your vlog when the private turns to public :) I am so rude!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

The video isn't working for me, either.

But the pictures are beautiful!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Yep, I couldn't watch the video either.


Loved the pictures, though. It's so pretty where you live.

BlogBaby said...

Eagerly awaiting the video too!! Will check back later!

BlogBaby

Desert Rat said...

This is such a great idea and very cute. I also have not watched yet but I'll come back. I went back and read the cookie story - loved it! So sweet and a great idea.

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

The vid says private so I'm sure you had your reasons. I'll check back later.

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

I enjoyed the blog even without the video. Is y'all a local term or are you originally from the US. I ask because I am a Texan living in Ca. and we use the word y'all in the southern states but I have never heard it used elsewhere before.

Lolli said...

I love that picture of your daughters. Thanks for the virtual tour! I'll check back later for the video.

scrappysue said...

good grief - could i BE a bigger idiot! setting changed to public - sorry!!!

scrappysue said...

hi passions and soap boxes! i lived in georiga for a year and a half, so y'all is very familiar to me!

melinda - my house is the 'tip' of the trio of houses - the one with the people standing outside the garage in their pjs!!!

The Mom Bomb said...

I miss your awesome NZ accent (which I now know is TOTALLY different than an Australian accent!)

The view from your house is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Fault line, huh? So do you get earthquakes?

One more question: When do you sleep????

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You got your video to work! I am thrilled to be able to finally see and hear your voice. Wonderful job, Sue, wonderful job. I adored learning more about New Zealand and hearing all about life in your part of the world.

Thanks again for playing along!

-Francesca

angie said...

I couldn't get your video to play, but I loved all the pictures of Wellington!

mandyb said...

all good for me to be able to view... very cool and love all the pictures too....

Michelle said...

Sue, that was so much fun actually getting to hear your voice. I loved it, especially when you bolted to deal with your dinner timer!

You have an awesome accent and it was fun learning some more facts about your lovely home!

Cheers!

Lolli said...

I loved your video! So fun and so much information! Thanks for the heads up that it was working! ;)

cat said...

Great seeing more of you. Off course, we share the oddities, the left hand drive, the weird spelling. Apparently it is the Americans that spell weird - everywhere else, SA, Aussie, NZ and yes, England, they spell like we do (and you do), not like the Americans.We do Queens English, they do their own simplified version. The only reason why spell checks is American is because the programmes are American. You can sometimes set to British English.

Sarah said...

Great vlog! I loved when you ran away to fix dinner hehe and wow your view is gorgeous!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Love love love it - I just want to hug you and tousle your hair. Also, I would kill for your view, a yellow office, and, apparently, to live in New Zealand. (Can I visit?!)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I could listen to you speak all day long and just smile Sue!

Hey - did you flip us all off??

Laura said...

SUE!! Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for your lovely comments about my video :) I felt like I was there with you in Wellington and we can now go and have some of your veggie salad. So nice to meet you and to see your face.

Commenters are telling me that I should start video travel hosting and so should you!

the mama bird diaries said...

You're 4 girls are adorable. what a fabulous picture.

K said...

Love the photos - what a beautiful place.

And I think it's very brave to do a video - excellent work.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Girl, you just have the knack to make me smile. LURVE those photos, what paradise!

Melinda said...

Ha Sue I clicked on the pic and now I see the PJ clad crew! Did not notice them out there before.

The High Family said...

It is beautiful where you live! Thanks for your lovely video. :)

ps- the pics were great too...and 4 girls--wow?!! I guess I can come to you for advice when my little one gets older!!