There is a national holiday this weekend, so I get a 3-days weekend. Charlotte and Matthew want´s to do something to celebrate. I´ve never heard about "Waitangi Day". It´s a holiday i New Zealand every year. The day is named after Waitangi where the Treaty of Witangi was first signed. People celebrate the holiday with ceremonies and parties. Many people celebrate the day at the beach. It´s a day when politicans have speeches. The politicans use the day to have more people to their political party. We went to the city and the big market place for listen on politicans that Matthew and Charlotte like. After that we went to the beach. We eated ice cream, listened to music, played beach volleyboll and bathed.
I really like my host family, I have friends and I really like my cyclingclub. But still, I miss my family and my friends. I miss to hang out with friends and see my mum in the kitchen when I come home from school. Three months is a long time. I can talk to mum and dad every day, and that feels good, but just after I hang up, I´m sad again. Matthew understands that I´m a bit sad and miss my family, so he have bought a pet. Charlotte and Matthew have talked about to buy a dog and yesterday was the day.