When my children were young it was a family tradition for our family and my sister-in-law’s family to gather at Waipu on New Years Day for the Caledonian Games. The day was (and still is) mostly about Piping, Drumming, Highland Dancing, Highland Heavyweight Field Events and Fiddling but athletics were also on the agenda and our kids all loved to run and compete. This year the two youngest in our families arranged a re-union on 2 January at s-in-law, Rosalie’s home in Warkworth. Thank you Justine and Kieran. It was a wonderful idea and a fabulous day.
Justine and KeiranThe children are now all in their 30s and 40s but they still love catching up, although they aren’t as active as they used to be. It was up to the next generation to do the running and chasing.
They also did their share of chatting and eating.
It was worth the horrendous traffic on the drive to Warkworth to have such a lovely day of family togetherness. We were lucky that Danny and Heather’s overnight visitors had left heading south shortly before we did and sent us a text message telling us where they were at a standstill in traffic. With local knowledge and having no fear of dirt roads, we turned off the main highway and took a back road to quicken our journey. We were heading in the right direction going home and, for me, the trip passed quickly as I slept most of the way. Ah, it is nice to not be the driver sometimes. Thanks, Dan.