Well, I've been to Auckland to see the two stage musicals, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and "Billy Elliot". I was a fraction disapponted in "Priscilla". This was a production from England, and the version I saw about ten years ago at the same theatre was the Aussie version before it had been workshopped for the West End, and Broadway. I figure last week's production was a bit jaded, extra songs had been added or deleted (I have the Aussie version soundtrack), and the so-called Aussie accents sounded too British.
"Billy Elliot" was great. What great dancing (more about this in a future blog).
Then I went to Waiheke Island (45 mins from Auckland by fast ferry) for five nights. I was staying at a holiday home practically on Oneroa Beach. I swam every day .I didn't take my camera and had to make do with my cheapy mobile phone, please excuse quality of photos.
Oh, and I got covered in sandfly bites. Then I got bitten on the arm by something. Still ... somehow I managed to enjoy myself!
Oh, and I bought two dresses.
Cross fingers for me for tomorow please. I'm going to the eye doctor and the decision will be made as to whether I can continue driving....