20-10-2009 15:58 hour

Let's party, let's party! Only one more to go, this bit of the trip is nearly over little man. Can't believe the last one is nearly here. Go Rory, Go Rory. Brenda

20-10-2009 10:34 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Go Rory!!  One more left and its done!!  Woohoooooo!!!  So looking forward to seeing you and Sammy - only 7 working days to go (not that we're counting or anything....).  Lots of love and hugs - Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham - xxxx

19-10-2009 21:37 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hiya!  Good to hear you are out and about, the posters sound very cool! 
I hope the news is all good tomorrow with the heart thing.  Gosh this next round of chemo seems to have come around quickly (for me anyway!)  The LAST ONE!!!! woop woop to that! 
I have to take Kody to the Dental Nurse on Thursday, he is not scheduled to see them but he has a wee problem...a wiggly tooth beside a adult tooth turned a funny colour over the weekend...Pinky/purple....yes you read it right!  The gum has apparently been sucked up into the tooth!  We were advised to wiggle it to try and loosen it over the weekend but all that did was make the gum go all angry!  And it is very hard to wiggle as it has been jammed in with the new adult tooth coming through!  CRIKEY!!  Kody is just excited he gets a half day at school on Thursday!
Well keep well, cram loads in, love lots, and be strong Love always Trudi and Co. xxxxx

18-10-2009 17:47 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

just wanted to say i am listening Leigh... it must seems like you are consumed by this and as pitiful as it feels i just want to say you are heard...sartorial elegance is overated and too bloody expensive...
hope tomorrow brings better news about being able to get out of the ward
we had calf club day yesterday and Willow won a first for her rearing of her lamb (a bit of a laugh considering how much chivvying it took to get her to feed her some days!) and Eila came third in calling..the weather really turned it on - i love that connection it gives me to a rural history i didn't grow up with... 

18-10-2009 09:28 hour
julie and zane williams ( Whangarei )

Hi Rory, Zane says hi. Today he has tipped out his lego box onto the lounge floor and is enjoying making random things out of the left over pieces left from construction past. You are being so brave and we know soon you'll be past the worst soon.
Leigh, you inspire me when I read your blog and I'm having a tough day. It is sometimes hard to keep going but we do it for our beautiful sons and us mothers possess amazing strength - you more than most. Keep on keeping on and when you are able to look back when this battle is won your hard days will be rewarded with lots of happy times. Small steps each day you and I but making progress. You are wonderful and strong. Julie. ps just think how much money those high maintenance women have wasted over their years with make up n shoes!

17-10-2009 22:24 hour
Denise Limby ( Whangarei , NZ )

Hey Leigh, I think you look lovely and you can definitely get away with a ponytail (after all I wear pigtails and I am older than you!!) Also I would LOVE to be able to wear "runners" all the time. I don't know how women walk all around town etc in dress shoes! I am not allowed to wear my smelly running shoes at work -the boss (Andrew!) would complain... Well you guys have toughed out another bloody hard week; and here I am complaining about the wee drops on the toilet seat and having to scrub the grass stained cricket pants! I hope you get some better moe this week. Love to all XXXXX00000 D,A,C,L,B

17-10-2009 20:57 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Any photos of 'out on the town' to post?? hehehe 

17-10-2009 14:13 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Well hello!!  I hope you are enjoying the time with your Nana and Poppa and you can escape from isolation soon! 
Today we went along to the 'Crank up Day' at Harding Park.  We got to see lots of old farm machinery in action from water pumps to tractors it was cool.  There was a Clydesdale horse and a white shetland pony too.  You could watch some men shear some sheep in an old shearing shed with the old motor powering the stunk of poos in the shed!  We had a yummy sausage sizzle and entered lots of raffles. 
It was supposed to rain today but the sun is still shining and Kody and Ben are out on the trampoline with lots of soap stuff making it very slippery!  Stella is with Nana at the Tangiteroria School show day (Our cousins school)  Sophie has a calf to show (they had lambs too but one died!) 
Well we all hope you are felling better soon and have a rip roaring immunity soon!  Sending down the good ones xxxxx

16-10-2009 20:33 hour
Sparky ( Baylys Beach )

Hi there you guys in the big smoke!
I just had to write to you to let you know that I have a fan club!!! All two of them. Isn't that great?  Of course, I can't compete with you, Rory but just watch out!!!  As for being better behaved...well...she can't catch me when I run across the road now.  I'm onto that indignity and won't be caught by the scruf of the neck again!  I had a wonderful time visiting in the house next door by myself.  After all I'm not Mr Personality Plus for nothing!  Hope you get out of iso..isol..whatever..being in your own room very soon. I like to hear about all the adventures you have around Auckland.  Did you get the opurr I sent down?  Well, tood bad.  I'll try another..ready?  Here goes...purrrrrrrr
Love to all
Sparky (living up to my name)

14-10-2009 16:28 hour
Kody Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Dear Rory,  Mum is typing this for me my arms are too tired from all the writing at school! 
Today we had a fun day at school.  We diddnt do normal stuff!  NO WORK SHEETS!! woo hoo!!  We did silent ball, dead ants, octopus, and at the end of the day we had a game of bullrush!  And we had Kapa Haka too