Thursday, 19 October 2017

Two weeks of freedom
9:00am September the 30 I woke up to my alarm going I reach over to my phone and turn it off but also waking up to my Mum not yelling at me Jade wake up you're LATE and instead of that i'm Waking up in a caravan in matarangi listening to the close by waves crashing on the shore with my best friend Emma right next to me.That's when I knew, my holidays have started.Me and Emma decided to get up get dressed and go out for breakfast because we didn’t want to waste to much of our holidays just laying in bed.

After breakfast we went to New Chums beach and that beach is one of the top ten beaches in the word.Me and Emma didn't really swim because most of the time we were taking photos and exploring the beach after that we saw this cave that we wanted to take photos in so we got all our stuff and moved. We got to the cave and Emma gave me her phone asking me to take a photo of her. 50 photos later I asks if she can do some photos of me and, she said yes. So I went to go get my phone and it was gone!

I was panicking saying to myself my Mum's going to kill me.I started going red, bright red and I had to tell Emma. “Emma my phone is missing, but don't make a big thing about it ok.” “What you lost your phone your Mums going to kill you!” She shouted. I looked at her and gave her the look and said “Ughh come on just follow my tracks back.” So that's what we did,I was so scared the sea had swallowed it or if these guys had stole it. “Jade I found it!” Shouted Emma with excitement. “I feel like a hero.” Said Emma . “I feel lucky you found it.” I said. After a long day at New Chums.

The Next day had come along and it was the day we go home and I get really car  sick so had to take my car sick pills.I told my Mum that I would be coming home tomorrow so I could surprise her but I made sure they weren't going out. When I got home the surprise went so well because someone was coming over so they thought I was that person until I got closer and everyone got surprised in the end.


What an amazing two weeks we’ve had off school. Especially the last two days of it. It was a normal day, it was quite boring actually. All I did was play on the Xbox. Until my cousin came with my brothers. But before we could actually do anything we had to have dinner first. So after we had dinner we went outside and played table tennis. It was actually quite fun since all I did was play Xbox the whole holiday.

After that, his parents left, and as soon as they left we decided to pop on the Xbox. We got a few snacks and stayed up until 12 AM. But it was only when we realized the time we went to sleep. When we woke up we had to have breakfast. My mum cooked me some eggs and bacon. Once we finished breakfast we went on the Xbox again. We finished at 11 AM and went to go play touch at the beach. Obviously, we lost since Luke was on the other team with Riki.

We went to the shop shortly after, and then after that, we went back onto the Xbox. At 7 PM we went downstairs to watch Netflix and eat some snacks. The movies we watched was cars and the Incredibles. Since we haven’t seen it in a while. We were waiting for my mum to come back since she went to the shop. It was almost 10 when my mum came back. But when she did she came with my aunty to take my cousin back home. Then we stopped watching movies and went to bed.            

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


To the bay of islands

It was Tuesday morning 6:00am. With my alarm screaming in my face I sluggishly rolled out of bed and turned it off. It took me a few minutes to wake up and fully realize what was going on. We were going to The Bay of Islands today! The rest of my family rose slowly as we all zombied our way to the car. Callahan, Xavier and I were going to take the Intercity bus for the first time because Mum and Dad both had work that week. We were all very excited for the long journey ahead. Not a visible enthusiasm but a hidden one, an excitement burning with a cold flame. Mum dropped us off at the city center car park, from where we boarded our bus and took our seats. Waving goodbye, we were off!

3 hours later we arrived in Whangarei, were my cousin Isaac picked us up. We then stopped for a bit to play on the playground (It doesn’t matter how old I am I will never turn down a good playground)
When we got to the bay of islands we were greeted by smiling faces, laughter and hugs. Sitting down to watch a movie an idea sprung to mind. I explained that we could make a comedy short film on chess. They were not to convinced at first but we planned it out anyway and decided it was better than what I thought it would be. Aria (my cousin) wrote a script and printed it out. Here were the characters:
  • Ruben - Ethan - Weird chessplayer
  • Callahan - - Ethan’s nonsupportive dad
  • Aria - Sue - Ethan’s nonsupportive mum
  • Xavier -  - Ethan’s ‘swag’ little brother
  • Brooklyn - Jennifer - Ethan’s deaf piano teacher
  • Noah - cameraman

The next morning the short film took flight. Noah screaming in our faces as we got our costumes. “No! No! No! It doesn’t look right!” was a common thing Noah would say when we moved something out of place. It took us ages to film our first scene, maybe if we were all not so fussy it would have gone faster. Before we knew it, the lunch bell rang. We had only shot two scenes so far which I could tell Noah was not happy about. After lunch, we got straight back into action, and Noah took charge once again.

A day later we had shot all our scenes and Aria was putting them all together. Our Uncles called us childish for making such a film. But Noah replied with “A little nonsense now or then, is cherished by the wisest men.” Our Uncles were so shook that their 14-year-old nephew had just said that and didn’t really bother us again.

Saturday night we all sat around the tv and plugged in the computer. Watching the final film was nothing like I thought it would turn out to be. But it was a change and Noah was quite proud of it.

Sunday 3:00pm dad picked us up and we drove home. Back to our normal boring lives, we go. To be honest I was kind of excited to go back to school because I hadn’t seen Chloe in a whole week!


In the holidays I didn't really do much but the most interesting thing I did was go to the cinemas and watch Blade Runner 2049 with my Brother Josh

But before we got there we drive to our Nana and Grandads house Me and my Nana then went to the dentist because I had a dental appointment we then were told I had to have another appointment to fix the hole in my tooth.

After coming back to our Nana and Grandads we then stayed for an hour watching TV then went to the mall and had some lunch I had McDonalds and so did Quinn my Brother had Butter Chicken and my Nana had kebabs.
Me and My brother Josh then went to countdown and bought some lollies and then ate them. Whe then went to the movies we got the tickets and went up to the movies. It was super long but was pretty cool.

I had a lot of fun that day and it was pretty fun and the movie was pretty good


NZ Dog Show

Packing all these plants into a super tiny to go to the Vodafone Event Centre for the official 2017 National NZ Dog Show. There were so many things to be packed up and taken over to the arena but the downside was that everything was at the Ardmore grounds and it took quite a long time to get to the arena. There was prizes to be packed,plants to be loaded into vans,and signs that had to be packed up in bunches of cars.
There is heaps of different groups in a dog show like Toy Group - is the smaller group of dogs that will grow into bigger dogs. Terrier Group -  is for all of the Terrier breeds of Terriers eg: Scottish Terrier,Jack Russell. Gundog Group - is the more trainable bigger dogs that are very energetic. Hound Group -  is the breeds of hounds and dogs that hunt rabbits,bears,lions, etc. Working Group - is the dogs that herd sheep and cattle. Utility Group - is all about the larger breeds of dogs. Last but not least Non Sporting Group -  is where you would find the more unusual breeds. When everything got delivered the setup lady Jean had a plan of how she was going to set up the rings for the dog show so around 4 hours later the hall was set up and everyone one went upstairs to have snacks and drinks.

On Friday everyone was figuring out where they were going to help out. I got put at a stall where I was handing/selling out catalogs and magazine so everyone could see what was going on over the 3 days. I was also selling grooming spots so people could have their own spot for Sunday which was when Best in show would happen. At morning tea time we went up the elevator to the 2nd floor and we had juice and a vegetarian scone. Then I went and helped out at the front door where I learned how to use a credit card machine. Lunchtime came around and we got given a brown bag with a Beef or Ham sandwich with an apple and a brownie. After lunch the show continued with the judges judging all of the different groups. At morning tea and lunch the judges and stewards(Judges helpers) got to sit in this big room on the top floor level 3. The crew was on the second floor and that is where they would eat. The Judges and Stewards got a lot better food than the crew as they were the visitors. Most of the Judges and Stewards were from overseas eg: Canada,Argentina,Netherlands and there was even a judge from Chile.

Saturday was a boring day as it was the same as Friday and everything went slower than planned. At least on Saturday there were more people there than Friday.

Sunday came along and it was the most exciting day to be at the Dog show as all of the finals happened and it was when they would announce the winners. The most biggest award or cup was Best in show which is the dog that was the most successful dog over the 3 days. On Sunday my dad came to watch so we sat at the top of the arena and ate our lunch well we watched the finals begin.
Since I don’t have a dog yet and I really want one I spent the whole time pointing out to my dad what dog I wanted and why. My mum was super busy organizing since she is the Chairman of Dogs NZ. At the end of lunch some really cool performances happened there was 3 people who did dancing with dogs and a few people who set up obstacles and they raced their dogs to see who would be the fastest dog. Some younger kids did YKC(Young Kennel Club) and they walked around the ring and the judge picked the best dog. The last performance was one of my dad’s friends Maori group did a cool dance and sang lots of songs.

Overall I had heaps of fun at the 2017 National Dog Show and I recommend it to anyone who loves dogs or anyone who wants to get a dog as their are lots of breeders of dogs there that you could possibly buy a dog off.

My recount

The very first thing I did when our break came was, go and look after my Great Grandma. I made sure she was eating and drinking, taking her pills and making sure she was sleeping ok as well. The second event that I think was really cool was going to practice with my sister. We went to my cousin's house and practiced 5 of our dances for my Great Grandmas birthday to come. It was so tiring but worth it in the end. We are still perfecting the dance so we can get it right without mistakes, and practice our song that we are doing together for her birthday as well. We also held family meetings at my grandma’s house every Saturday and Sunday as well.

The third event that basically made my holiday. Was going to the breakers game in the spark arena. I went with Branden, Eden, and my Dad and had so much fun. We made sure all the other people in the stands made sure that we supported the Breakers, and after the game, we passed the hot food stand and the lady that managed it asked us if we wanted free food. Of course, we said yes and grabbed SO  much food. Except for me, I grabbed an American hot dog and that was it. But the other boys got 3 packs of hot chips with chicken nuggets or small hot dogs in it and hot chips by itself. When we got out of the building Branden and Eden held so much food that it wasn’t even funny. But we passed a homeless dude and gave their food to him. Well, some of it. I gave my dad’s chips to him and Eden and Branden gave half their food to him. Which was HEAPS.

Overall I thought I had a pretty good holiday. Looking after my Great-grandma. Going to spend some time with family. Practicing our dance for my great grandma 90th and going to the Breakers game. The only that I thought was sort of annoying was that my Dad only bought tickets to the Breakers basketball game so he could get out of a meeting with our family. But I definitely had a good time at the game. We didn’t have to go overseas or anything like that to enjoy the holidays as well. So I thought that these holidays were good as a sort of relaxing holiday and a holiday where it wasn’t about me or my sister but spending time with family and friends

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

My holiday in Taupo

My Holiday

On the second week of the school holidays on Friday my brother, my Mum, Marc and I went to Taupo. The trip was supposed to be for my brother as there was a big football tournament going on but there were too many teams in his grade so a couple of teams had to get kicked out of the tournament. Unfortunately one of those teams were my brother's team so we decided to go on holiday in Taupo.

It was a three-hour drive which was annoying but the trip was worth as it was sunny most of the way and in Taupo. We booked a batch near the lake and I didn’t even swim which was annoying. So for the first day, we unpacked all our luggage and food and everything and got settled into our batch. The next day. The next day (Saturday) we went to Mount Ruapehu which was where the snow was.   
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The drive was an hour and a half which was a pretty long time in my opinion but again it was definitely worth it. On the way to
Mount Ruapehu we passed the giant carrot in Ohakune.

When we got to the mountain it was absolutely packed and there was no parking what so ever. When we did find a parking though we went straight to the snow, well my brother did so we followed. We had a snowball fight and it was quite fun. The ‘snow’ was like ice and it was hard to throw but it was funny seeing my brother fall over every five minutes. After that, we went back to the batch.

That was my holiday.