Posted on Thu 22 March 2007 at 03:05
I'm not quite sure why I'm on here as nothing of any great import has happened recently - however, that doesn't usually stop me, so here I am!
We took some more photos as the last ones don't really show how much work we have done just gardening and tidying but somehow, the new ones are beyond my capability to load on here. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of it.
The last few days have been very similar to a british summer and I don't mean raining all the time! It has been as hot as the UK but not the searing intense heat that we had over the summer. I was able to garden and lounge most of yesterday without having to retreat inside. I am so glad the hammock stayed out as I have made good use of it. It has faded a bit in the sun already and the birds think it is there solely for them crap on............haven't quite decided what I can do about yet but I am sure there will be a settling of accounts at some point..........hmmmm......
I had come inside for something or other and got sidetracked yesterday. I then heard people in the garden next door, which has been empty since the week after we moved here. "Oh, the kids can do their homework out here" a woman's voice said. Now, there are no windows that look out onto that garden, unless you count the silly little 18" inch deep and 6ft wide one in Melissa's bedroom. And if you think I am trying to contort myself to get up and spy from there, you are sadly mistaken. So I conjured up the feeble excuse of taking something down to the garage and went for a nose. There was a couple looking round the garden - Maori man, pakeha woman. They immediately started talking to me, which saved me the bother of having to waffle at them. They seemed a very pleasant couple and as we talked, it turned out one of their daughters is in Melissa's class. Melissa was delighted when I told her they would be moving next door. Not only that, Mum came back later to show the kids and their girl and Melissa were squealing like guinea pigs when they met. Hopefully they will continue to get on once they move in. I am so pleased that Melissa seems to have made some really good friends here and that one will be coming to live next door is an unexpected bonus for her. They mentioned something about their kids going to a church fellowship youth club so one might assume they will be well-mannered kids. We live in hope! Dad actually works at the same place I do but he usually works nights on a different ward. Having had some apalling neighbours when we lived in Elgin, I hope these turn out OK.
Steve is on a 2 week induction course here in Hamilton last week and this - teaching him how to write reports he has been doing anyway! But he seems to be enjoying that as well, so 'no worries'.
Me - swimming, souping, working, gardening. Taking super-duper thermogenic lovely pills and drinking lots of green tea - result- still weigh the same!!! STUPID PILLS!! Actually, I weigh the same as when I was ill, so actually I have lost a wee bit and seem to be holding steady. I went to aquacise again today which is a good laugh and makes a change from swimming 60 odd lengths.
Look at the time!! I did have more to write but as I am meant to be at work for 3pm and it is now 14.34, best I get going!