Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A walk in the fog

Our walk with people with P.D. yesterday was along Beach Road at Onerahi.  We had an enjoyable walk in the fog.

Today is the shortest day so it is great to think that we get more sunshine hours from today onwards.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


I have finally decided to get new carpet.  Prior to that the house needs painting as there is no point in getting the new carpet down and then starting to paint.

First up Doug has painted the outside room for me and I cleared out Max' desk in the small room off it and Doug put up some shelves.  

Shelves in the small (former office but now cupboard).  They are now filled.

A couple of "before" photos of the outside room

 and a couple after painting.

The master bedroom has now been emptied and Doug is in the middle of painting it for me.  I am awaiting a painter but he is still on jobs for neighbours.  I was just going to get the bedrooms painted but have now decided with the disruption I may as well get the lounge and dining room done.

While Doug is busy painting (his least favourite job) I am sorting items to give to charity shops and moving other items into the outside room.  This could be a long job.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The first day of winter

The Indian Summer has only recently left us and now we have the first day of winter.  There was rain overnight but none today and the temperature had dropped considerably.

First thing this morning I took a few photos in the garden.  This rose is coming to the end of its flowering.  It flowers from early spring through to winter.  The rhododendron is just coming into bud.

     An azalea that was here when we purchased seven years ago.  The garden is in need of some T.L.C. at present.

The chrysanthemum flowers well - I have just picked enough for a couple of vases.

Still a few flowers on the gardenia

and the frangipane

and some photos taken in the park while walking Sophie this morning