After the busy weekend we were both fairly tired but Monday is the day for the Parkinson walk. We pick up a gentleman who lives nearby and has lost his licence. This time it was down to the waterfront at Onerahi. We did the easier of the walks and, as it was Easter Monday and the cafes would be busy, we went to the home of one of the walkers for our morning cuppa (and hot cross buns). Most enjoyable.
We dropped our friend back home and had some lunch then Doug went to his daughter's to do some work for her while I stayed here and caught up on some gardening.
I think we would both have enjoyed a siesta but there was not enough time.
My glasses fell at the weekend and got trodden on so on Tuesday we had to go to town to get them straightened as well as the Library and the Supermarket. Just before we left home we had a phone call from Doug's grand daughter who was having a birthday the following day and as she was coming in to town she wanted to call at lunch time.
So, once we got home, I made a quick lunch of ham, pineapple, potato cake and salad with grapes to follow and we had an enjoyable time catching up with her news and the plans for her wedding in March. She asked us to her birthday meal the following night but we declined as we had a busy day coming up.
After she left Doug mowed the lawn while I did the dishes and emptied the dog food/beer fridge in the laundry as we had bought a new one which was being delivered the following day. I had nearly finished this when the phone rang and it was Gary, the son of Doug's friend, Stan, from primary days. They were in town and wanted to call in.
Gary has been visiting from England - his father had a heart attack not long after he arrived so he has spent most of his holiday caring for him. Gary is finally flying home tomorrow and Stan's other two children plus a partner will be driving Stan and his vehicles in convoy down to the South Island as he cannot stay in his current isolated house. They had eaten so I made a cuppa and they stayed for an hour or so.
On Wednesday, my friend Gill and her husband were coming up from Auckland as it was their 20th wedding anniversary and a mutual friend had arranged for us all to have lunch at the Town Basin. Our new fridge was delivered before Gill and Ken arrived. We then met up with another four for lunch. It was a really busy but most enjoyable day.