Summer is here

It's nearly the end of the year, and summer has come. It's been hot, humid and I'm glad we're still getting rain. I went to Auckland Zoo again at the end of November to meet up with my friend Shar who is doing a thesis on human/elephant relationships. She was going to be filming that day, so before I went to meet up with her, I stopped to check out the new meerkat enclosure Auckland Zoo had recently completed. It was perfect to get a photo of one of the female meerkats on look out duty in the early morning summer sunshine. Right now I don't know if I'm coming or going right now. The girls don't finish school until next week, and yesterday I forgot all about picking them up! Ooops! I wasn't that late thank goodness! I'm glad I had my girls even if it was in my late 30s. They've been a real joy in my life, as well as a precious blessing. I found the Terrorist sleeping on the driveway this morning. Silly moo just doesn't get it that she's a cow not a person. But well even cows have intelligence. While I was doing some research recently I cam across a photo of a rather wrecked looking car from the 1920s, that had met with a rather unfortunate demise at the bottom of Piroa Falls which isn't far from where I live. I titled it "Push it over the gorge" The Great Maungaturoto Insurance Scandal of 1926. Have a read it's hilarious. You can read it here


  1. The Terrorist sounds a scream ... and aren't Meerkats positively delightful! :)

  2. Hi Wendy The Terrorist seems to plague my life with her naughty bovine presence. She's hilarious. I love Meerkats they're amazing animals so right there.