Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
We've celebrated two years in Kiwi land this month – doesn’t seem like two minutes since we first arrived!
Peter spent another week in Wellington on another computer course, which in turn means he has another exam to sit soon.
The garden is taking shape s-l-o-w-l-y. We dug up an unwanted flax from a friends’ house and managed to split it into 28 – all of which are now planted around the front gate and fence. Hopefully within the next two years they’ll have filled out somewhat. Whilst having coffee at Jeff and Jenni’s place their cute dog, Rose, managed to lock us all in the conservatory. Jenni had to ‘break out’ through a window in order to get back in the front door and release us all!
We appear to have some night time visitors - rabbits. The trouble is they sneak in, dig up the garden around the deck then dash off again! We've had to start graveling the areas to try and prevent any more excavations. It's become a battle between us and them - who will win??
Peter does seem to be taking the dog training we’ve already begun at home far too seriously. In order to stop Ann doing something he used the same command on her, as he uses on the dogs when they're naughty!! Perhaps he feels outnumbered with three females around him now. Proper dog training started at the end of Jan – soon both Ann & Peter will be perfectly behaved when Jaz and Maxie take them out!
Our bonsai are coming on gradually, and we had our one and only committee meeting last week to set up the years programme! This is very different from the South Staffs club where we seemed to have endless meetings every couple of months!
Peter went to Auckland for the Roger Waters concert. He had a few problems with traffic and Ann's car overheating on the way up but he thoroughly enjoyed sitting with a couple of friends from work for the 3 hour concert, arriving back home at 2am - chasing the rabbits down the road.
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