Yesterday I visited one of my pupil's mum's shops in Onehunga after she rang to invite us to come have a look. First we thought she said Albert St, and because the only Albert St was in Otahuhu we went all the way to Otahuhu. We arrived at the address to find a Sikh temple! So we gave her a ring again to discover she meant Alfred St in Onehunga!
Today we went to visit this girl who recently moved to New Zealand from China. She plays the accordion and so we were helping her get in touch with the right people so she could enter the accordion competitions this year. She might even join us to form an accordion quartet! She told us how she lost a bet with her roommates and so she had to play her accordion down Queen St and made $10! Her roommates came to support her...and manage the money as well!
This morning this lady came up our driveway to borrow this bike from one of our neighbours while her little boy helped himself to a tricycle that was lying around outside our other neighbours' house. She walked down the drive with the bike and clearly saw her boy riding the tricycle and when confronted by our neighbour after she had noticed what had happened she claimed she didn't know he had it!