Last solo day, 2

The chooks are totally bored with their bailiwick. Last night when I went to tuck them in, they were still sorting thmselves out on the roosts, and were fussing and clucking at each other. Tonight one of the girls is in a nest box, the rest on roosts. Henny Penny is...

Last solo day, 1

Te Whau Drive, Auckland visible across the water Took myself on a walk over to Azzuro today, to get a bottle of their lovely own-grown and pressed olive oil. There are enough olives on the trees here for them to be pressed this year, and Azzuro will do it for them....

Feeding the tribe, pattern recognition

Here is Sooty, coming for a perimeter walk in the evening, one of our last! Hard to believe that four days from now I’ll be in Nelson, and no longer living here. When I am in the cold at Freezeout Lake, in that glorious place, maybe I’ll remember this...

Walking the whippet in Westgarth, VIC

Two of my Melbourne friends We went downtown to City Hatters to get me a Barmah hat. Had a little run in with a yahoo who tried to pull in to the parking slot next to our car with zero room to spare. We made him stop while we backed our car away from his. He actually...

New Zealand’s Big Brother

Melbourne, Central Business District The bit of torquoise against the sky is a swimming pool. None of us wanted to take a swim for the picture. Wonderful ten days in Melbourne. Saw lots of flying foxes, but neither venomous spiders nor tiger snakes. If I was pressed...