Now I have a new computer to use after the old one died I can finally catch up with the long overdue regular blog posts I used to do once a upon a time. I'm sitting here with the new laptop enjoying the view of our newest addition Shadia just outside my door grazing on the lawn. The dog got a new kennel today after the old one was finally destroyed because he decided the horned horror needed a reminder she was not welcome in the garden. And so life goes on. I made a memory book out of an old cardbook box, bits of scrap paper and a digital copy of a photo of my great grandfather with two of his brothers in the township of Dargaville sometime back in the 1920's. Something that's fun to do on a rainy day.
Inanga and the other we identified as Banded Kokopu. We released them all into a deeper part of the stream and thankfully it looks like the landlocked population has survived. We want to make sure they continue to thrive by restoring their habitat as it used to be. So that's our pledge for Earth Day 2013. First step will be to fence the stream off from the stock and then go from there.
Meantime my youngest daughter Michelle has joined as a member of our local repertory theatre crew and is involved in the rehearsals for one of their productions call Suessical the Musical. Dr Seuss would be very proud of this group of very talented people from the Otamatea Repertory Theatre. They're just fantastic and a lot of fun. I can't wait to see the show when in comes out at the end of July this year.
Autumn is now here, with winter just around the corner. It's getting gradually cooler and darker much earlier. Well that's me for another post. If you're looking for some good reading around the blogs check out the latest posts on the fabulous Timespanner Heritage blog. Lisa visited Dunedin recently and came back with a heap of wonderful photos. You should see the church she photographed it's just wow! Meantime self confessed stirrer and former broadcaster Phil over at Yardy Yardy Yardy has plenty to say about the ongoing impact of the Rena shipwreck on our coastline. Farmer, author and Mum Kathryn has an interesting take on Advertising Media on her blog Crystal Jigsaw and Jennifer and Zacharry over at The Goings on are continuing to find some really interesting things this time Pelicans are the subject of their latest blog post.