Tuesday, 8 May 2012

'A night with the Knights'

This past 2 weeks has flown by and mainly because I have been part of a small group of wonderful parents pulling together a huge fundraiser to help our boys get to Australia to a rugby carnival in July.  Of course organising started late last year, but on Saturday night all our hard work paid off.  It was huge with about 400 people attending.  We were supposed to have two Knights but due to ill health we only had one and that was a great bloke known as....Sir Colin Meads who is an All Black legend here in New Zealand and across the ditch in fact around the world.  He is certainly a great entertainer and all round icon for the many generations to look up too.  He spent some quality time with the boys before the formal part of the night started.  We also had former All Black and a good friend Gordon Slater as MC for the night, he did a great job!  We also had a few auctions which after walking the pavement and quite a few phone calls (thanks to Rolly,Mike, me and Julie) we made an incredible $12500.00-amazing effort!!!!!  So not sure of the total amount made yet, that will be in about a weeks time but it is looking fantastic!!!
This weekend was also the opening of duck shooting season, so the boys and my dad headed out on Sunday morning-only 1 duck fell pray, I think the other dozen are still feeling pretty safe!

So now life can get back to normal and I can do some craft, which I have noticed that I have missed!  I have the kindred heart stitches challenge to do, no ideas yet but have a few days to sort myself!  Must admit feeling pretty flat and tired at the moment.

Well I hope your week is going well, will talk again soon, Michelle.


  1. Sounds like a great night. Nice for your boys to share a hobby with their grandfather. Overcast up here in Auckland this morning,but, I am busy trying to rearrange the guest room and make it look less like a sewing/guest room. I need more cupboard space to hide the rulers, cutting boards etc. I have my sewing table (Sew Ezy table) in the conservatory where I can sew in the evenings while watching the telly and enjoy hubby's company

  2. You will be so pleased with the results of your weekend hope you find some time to relax and recuperate a bit now... I am sure you will come up with something fabulous for KHS...

  3. You have been busy! I hope you get time to rest and catch your breath and then some crafty time.

  4. Looks like you all had a fantastic time. Colin Meads is a lovely man, we've been involved with a few events down south he has worked with, and he is always so obliging. The duckshooters in my house all had a great opening weekend too, lots of fun!