Last day of the month… Good day for a double Kakepuku. Only two weeks until Abel Tasman now. It was a beautiful morning to be out and no apologies for yet another dubious photo of a Tui in a tree!!
Pleasant evening in the local.
Put the boy to work today…from a list of jobs, water blasting the deck was the preferred one!
Not many opportunities for a photo today but then the boy came home. Firstly, he has his leavers’ hoodie and secondly, but possibly higher on the scale of importance, he has FIFA 18! So I made a mashup!
Another milestone reached as my boys grow up. Aonghas passed his driving test today!
Spring is definitely here along with changeable weather. Sunshine and showers. Tui and blossom! So many of them in this tree along the river trail.
It’s my little sister’s 50th birthday today. I am sad that I can’t be there to celebrate with her but I know my other sisters have planned a great party for her. When she was born 50 yrs ago the Drs suggested to my Mum that she should put her straight into a home, that she would be a burden, that she would never walk, talk or be able to look after herself. 50 yrs later our little Steph is married, she has a job, she lives independently albeit with some social services care and she is happy. This is Stephanie on her wedding day 9 years ago.
So it is 3 weeks to go before the Abel Tasman event that seemed like such a good idea all those months ago! Training was going well til I was sick for nigh on 2 weeks and couldn’t run! Starting to panic now and so I had to try to fit in a long run this weekend. But I also wanted to spend time with Nigel. What to do? Compromise…I went for two 10km runs! The first this morning along the road, up a hill (and back down again), through the pine forest, along the beach and back along the road. Amazing to be up high looking down on the world as it wakens.
This afternoon we both went to Broken Hills – me at my pace and Nigel at his. 4.5km of relentless, steep and very gnarly up and then 5.5km if the same terrain but down! I was rewarded with stunning views though!
So since it was a day of two halves there are two photos.
Escape! Nigel and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary and have the pleasure to be able to book the Michael King House in Opoutere through the university. Started the weekend with a wander along the beach as the clouds turned pink.
From one end of the country to another; yesterday in Auckland, today in Wellington (well the airport, at least!) A good team hui, lots of good kõrero. A little bit if a hitch at the start of the day, though!