In May of 2006 we lost Matt, Liam's Dad after a courageous battle with a brain tumour, he was 34 years old. In April of 2008 we got the devastating news that 7 year old Liam had an extremely rare form of cancer in his sinus cavity. This blog is where we can update you on Liam's progess with his brave battle. "If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them."

Day 81

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 3:57 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2008

We made it to Picton about 5.30pm last night.  It was one of the most horrific sailings I’ve ever been on.  We were ok until we got out of the Wellington heads and into Cook Strait, when the big waves hit.  It felt like we were on a continuous rollercoaster with our tummies going up and down all over the show.  Poor old Liam thought we were going to sink as everytime we came down a wave there would be a crashing sound and he thought we were hitting rocks!  I took Ashleigh to the toilet holding onto the rails and bouncing off the walls, and there were people loosing their lunch all over the show.  I should have known there was something amiss with the amount of sick bags that were lying about for us!  As soon as we got into Tory channel we were right and the waves settled down. 

We have spent the day in Blenheim today catching up with an old friend whom I haven’t seen in 20 odd years!  It was great to catch up and we will definitely not leave it another 20 years before we see each other again.  We also stopped in at a boutique chocolate factory where we ended up buying a couple of things (surprise surprise) but I nearly fell over when the price of the popcorn came up at $15!!  Luckily I left my wallet in Picton so Dad was paying, hee hee.

The kids have picked up some little $2 shop goodies and are busy playing with them.  They are having a bit of a competition with Wendy playing noughts and crosses – I think the kids are winning!

We will be settling down to watch the All Blacks tonight, and hopefully the weather is a bit better tomorrow so we can go and sail some toy boats at the park and muck around. 

Love to all

Becs, Liam and Ashleigh



   Jo Jeff Kate and Tom Collins

July 14, 2008 @   

Sounds like a dreadful crossing!! We were in the Hawkes Bay for the Weekend. The weather was amazing. What a great place to go for good food and drink too!! Will have to catch up if you back before the end of hols. Enjoy the South Love Jo.
PS Loved the photos of you with the All Blacks Liam.


   Bridget Bazalo

July 15, 2008 @   

Hi hope you are having a good break away Jessica was wondering how Liam is so I said lets blog them! we got back on the 2am sailing Mon and it was a very calm crossing both ways, unlike yours Bec hope its ok on homeward bound, hope you all get a good break,we feel like the crisp South Island air has done us the world of good, hope you all feel same when you return.
Best Regards,
Phill, Bridget, Lisa, Michelle & Jessica Tara Bazalo


   Andrea Cooke

July 20, 2008 @   

Hi guys. I feel like I have been out of the loop for a few weeks because I havn’t had a computer to be able to check the blog on !!! It looks as though you have all been busy as little bees -Liam, I am very jealous of you getting to meet those all blacks ! Very cool :)

Hope you guys had a fab holiday down south, and are not too soggy and wet now that you are back home. Look forward to seeing you all soon xxx

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