Friday, May 17, 2013

A busy week

I don't know where the time goes.  The week has just flown by but then they all seem to do that.

I had two meetings on Monday plus visiting a friend:

On Tuesday I took my car in for its 6 monthly warrant of fitness on the way to  walk Sophie I then had a one and a quarter hour dental appointment  for two fillings.  In the afternoon I had a visit by a valuer as I had put in an objection to the valuation for our house and then had to go and collect the car.

On Wednesday after the dog walk we did a supermarket shop and after lunch took Doug's daughter to the Hospital for a check on her broken leg and then went for a walk at the Town Basin.  In the evening was the highlight as we went to the Pantomime Cinderella put on by the Kamo High School.  It was excellent.  It is running from Tuesday night to Saturday night and I know they had a showing on Tuesday afternoon for the local Primary and Intermediate Schools.  Pantomimes are not common here in New Zealand but there was good audience participation and I was amazed at the talent.  Unfortunately, photos were not allowed.

On Thursday after the dog walk we spent the rest of the morning in my garden weeding and planting silver beet (Swiss Chard), Curly Kale and Penstemons.  In the afternoon I went to the Rest Home where there was a special afternoon tea attended by the Mayor and other "dignitaries", then came home and took the two cats for their annual vet checks.

Today has been wet,  on the way home from walking Sophie we came across a very wet little dog in the middle of the road not far from home.  I had a feeling it might be a neighbours dog so put it on Sophie's lead and walked it home.  They were all out but after I had written a note to attach to their door knob some family members had arrived and after much discussion decided it was the families new dog  (it is usually fluffy but was drenched and covered in mud).  I then had a good sort out putting away my summer clothes and replacing them with the winter ones and have just made a batch of Buckwheat Pancakes (and eaten several).

                                      Lichen on one of the oak trees.

                                                        Sophie eating acorns

                                     Some interesting cloud formations

               The blackbirds have returned - they all seemed to disappear in the drought

                     It is duck shooting season so is good to see them safe on this river.


  1. You are a very busy lady indeed.

  2. I bet the little dog was glad you rescued him.
    Love from Mum

  3. Gosh Sue, you've done a lot this week. I'm thinking of putting my summer clothes away and bringing out my winter ones too - our spring/ summer hasn't quite got off the ground yet and we're supposed to be in for more drenchings tomorrow. In all fairness though the hedges have certainly greened over and the lilac is trying its best to come out

  4. Sophie eating acorns??? I shall NOT be showing that photo to Monty.

    1. Apparently she does it every year!!!!!!!!!

  5. oh you got some pretty photos of the autumn colours. I'm enjoying traveling past the Primary School of Bank Street at the moment as the colours are so pretty! I missed seeing any advertising about the pantomime. Mind you, last week I was really busy finishing up on my art course.

  6. Your tale of the scruffy dog who was unrecognised by his owner's family reminded me of the children's story, " Harry The Dirty Dog"!

    I'm enjoying reading about your gentle walks and lifestyle and admire how you are coping so bravely and stoicly with changes forced upon you.