Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Christmas and Holidays

Jill, Ethel and Alana are looking at a picture of one of the new Christmas stamps. All the Hittys would like to thank the readers for accessing this site and hope you all have a happy Christmas and holidays.

Ethel is reading about the new Christmas stamps available this year. There are four glass-stained depictions, an Angel, a dove, Mary and Jesus, a pohutukawa flower and one of the three wise men. Ethel is reading it out aloud but Jill and Scottie are noisy playing and Alana is finding it hard to hear her.   

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Rugby World Cup 2015

Todd and Joey have spent the morning practising their passing and kicking with the football.

This afternoon they are going to Kowhai Corner Hall to help set up so they can watch the Rugby World Cup.

Steve has arrived and is setting the TV up so they can watch the Rugby World Cup series. Selena has also arrived and has brought in two black cushions. The boys help with the decorations. There will be enough chocolate for everyone to have a piece!

The boys are the first to arrive that evening to watch the first Rugby game.

This is a scan of the All Blacks micro-figures 2015, NZ Rugby Players this year who are competing for the Rugby World Cup.

The Hitty girls have arrived to watch the All Blacks play France, (18.10.15 NZ time). The All Blacks won, 62 to NZ and 13 to France.

After watching the game on TV Ethel shows Joey her micro figure All Black, Beauden Barrett.

Ethel sets out the two puzzle pieces and the photo of all the micro figures of the 30 All Blacks that have gone to England to play in the Rugby World Cup Series. The puzzle pieces make a rugby field.

Joey has passed the micro figure to Todd and Todd says to Joey I hope we can get micro figure.

Update… It is now later in the morning of 25 October 2015. Early, 4 am in the morning, New Zealand time the All Blacks played the Springboks, South Africa and won by 2 points. The score  was 20-18. The boys and the Hittys girls ate all the chocolate that was remaining during the rugby game which they watched on TV. The boys have been to New World supermarket and both have bought a micro mini All Black figure. 

Today is Sunday, 1st November and the Hitty girls, Joey and Todd have just watched the final game in the Rugby World cup. Australia and New Zealand were playing and the score was 34 to the All Blacks and 17 to the Wallabies. At the end of the game the Hitty girls, Joey and Todd jump, shout and raise their hands because the All Blacks have won. It is the first time a country has won the cup twice running.

Monday, April 27, 2015

ANZAC 2015

The Hitty girls are at Kowhai Corner hall working on a knitting project. Alana has asked the girls to be involved in the World War 1 – Centenary Poppy Project. The project is for the National Army Museum who would like people to knit poppies to represent every soldier who died in the war.Alana, centre is wearing a poppy she made before she knew about the knitting idea.


Alana has got the pattern from Knit World and there are two styles of knitted poppies on the form so you can choose which style you would like to knit. The Hitty girls are really enthusiastic and they cast on the stitches and start knitting. Snowy the cat is watching the moving balls of wall and is deciding which one to play with.
 Woody, the other cat, is on the other side of the hall and he too is ready to play with a ball of wool.
An hour later some of the girls have finished knitting their poppies. They sew a safety pin on the back and some girls have sewn a black button in the middle and some girls use black wool to sew in the centre of their poppies.Edna has brought some Anzac biscuits to have for afternoon tea. She gets them out of the storage seat to share around. She didn’t want the other girls to know she had brought them because they would have eaten them before they started the knitting.

Tricia and Jill serve the drinks.

The girls who have finished their poppies have put them on. The girls will each knit another poppy to donate to the National Army Museum.

On 25th March Ethel, Jill and Alana go to the Memorial Service. This year celebrates 100 years from when the New Zealand soldiers landed on Gallipoli.

It is a time to remember the soldiers who did not come back from the war.