I have given myself a stern talking to about not avoiding blogging anymore and that replacing that last post before Latimer Square turned into Civil Defense Central 2 was completely ok with the blogging universe.
Kylie and I booked a trip to Te Puke for his Dads birthday quite awhile ago – before quake – so by hook or by crook, weither we owned the house we lived in or the fact that it was waterproof or not, we were going. Off we went and wasn’t it lovely to wander around a town and soak in the normalcy along with the sunshine and warmth.
even played with kittens! This is quite common – as Kylie’s mum fosters cats and kittens to make sure as they grow up they are used to humans so that its less stressful for everyone involved when kitten finds home. I am usually pretty happy to help out and take photos.
I mustn’t forget to mention Tall Dog, Aniken the St Bernard of the Death Star paddling pool. He is such a sweet dog. I was very nervous when I met him (so large!) but once I chilled out and fussed him, he instantly relaxed and leaned into me, I was then handed his chain and we went for a walk in the orchards.
Thanks Peter and Gill for a perfect getaway!