While we have all gone back to school, and I have started a new school which I really like, I’ve been doing some pretty crazy activities out of school.

There is still pretty good weather here, and my friend Summer has introduced me to one of my favorite new NZ activities: it’s called biscuiting.

Summer’s family has just bought a jet ski. Now, yes I’m super jealous of them because, I mean, who wouldn’t be jealous of a jet ski? What’s especially cool though, is that they also bought a biscuit to go with their jet ski. No, I’m not talking about a cookie.

Here they call a tube (one of the water ones where you lie on your stomach) a biscuit. How funny is that? I find it very difficult to say biscuiting without smiling 🙂 .

Since they bought their jet ski, I have gone biscuiting with them about four times. It is SO fun! Although I have to say that Mr. Ferris does enjoy flinging us off the biscuit and watching us skid across the water on our backs (and sometimes butts.)

When we go biscuiting, we go to a place called Tolaga Bay.  It is a very beautiful place to go even just for a hike (we like a hike called Cook’s Cove,) and there is a huge warf there that my brothers also like to jump off (they’re crazy, I didn’t even think about doing it)

But it’s also entertaining to confuse mom with the pronunciation of Tolaga Bay. It is actually pronounced tall-aga Bay but we confuse her and tell her it’s toe-laga 🙂 . She will never know it’s true pronunciation (unless she reads this blog). Darn it!

From what I’ve heard, all the dads here are getting jet skis. Some of them even have fish detectors under them for when you go fishing. Cough / cough, hint / hint dad 🙂

When I’m not in the water, I’ve been enjoying spending some time with my aunt Sophie and uncle Duncan who have been visiting us for a few days. I’m kind of sad we couldn’t take them biscuiting, but the weather wasn’t quite good enough! We still had fun though.

Today my mom’s friends Liz and Kakki arrive. I’m hoping we can take them down Rere Falls or something else on the water!

Well, tootles for now!

Chloe Irwin

Chloe Irwin

Hi. I'm Chloe. I'm 12 years old and I love to travel. My favorite place that I've gone so far has been Biarritz, France (because I love to surf!) I can't wait to tell you about living in NZ for one year!
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