Sally is my cousin and she has been my best friend since we were born because we are 11 weeks and 2 days apart. She now lives in Tauranga so I only get to see her in the holidays. Sally has two brothers, Harry and Jack. Jack is the oldest and Harry is the youngest. Nana lives in Tauranga as well so she could take me there without going out of her way.
The trip there seemed so long because there was so much traffic because everybody was trying to get on holiday quickly. Nana’s friend Verna came back to Tauranga with us (she lives in Tauranga). We stopped in Mercer for an ice-cream then we were on our way again. For the rest of the trip I sang quietly to myself.
When we got to Tauranga I went into their house to find Sally sitting in the lounge with Aunty Lizzy combing her hair. After Nana left, Sally and I went into the Garage and watched a movie until dinner.
The next morning Sally and I woke up and read for a while then went into the lounge and watched the movie ‘The Tooth Fairy’. When Aunty Lizzy got up me and Sally went into the kitchen and got breakfast. For the rest of the day we just chilled at home.
The following day was Easter Sunday so we went to church. After Church we went to a cafe for Sally’s birthday. Sally was at School camp for her birthday so she didn’t get to go out or anything. We went to a French Cafe and had a brownie, lemon slice and a crepe.
On Monday we helped Sally’s friend Holly and her family move house. It was a lot of fun but hard work. When Holly’s room was done me and Holly danced in her room. That night for dinner Holly’s family, and another family that helped move and is a family friend of theirs came over to Sally’s house.
On Monday we went to Verna’s house to polish her silver and after that Nana took us out for lunch. At Verna’s house we saw some puzzles up on the wall... they were so cool! The liquid that we used to polish the silver smelt yuck and soon my stomach started to hurt.
The Cafe we wanted to go to was closed so we went to the cafe at Palmers. As we walked into the cafe there was a cat sitting on a chair that was very cute. Until the food was ready Sally and I played on the playground. At the table Nana told us a funny story of Mum and Aunty Lizzy when they were young.
For the rest of my Holiday in Tauranga we kind of just chilled... we made bracelets, watched TV and played at Holly’s new house. I was really missing my Mum and one night I got really scared because she was sick and I was worried about her.
When we were back in Auckland the cousins stayed for a week. It was really good to see my family again and to see that Mum was a lot better. As the Holiday went on me and Sally had just had enough of each other and we started to fight.
My sister, Malia’s birthday was also in the Holidays so she went up the sky tower with her friend Rachel then we all went out for dinner at the park for dinner with our family and friends.
When the cousins had gone home and we were a family again we just chilled for the rest of the Holidays.
My favorite part of the Holidays was when we helped Holly move house and dancing around in her room with her. I look forward to going to Tauranga again this weekend and seeing Harry, Jack, Aunty Lizzy, Uncle Jeff, Sally and Holly again.