Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
We've had 4 weeks of very settled weather, dry and sunny during the day but clear and cold during the night. Both of the dogs have been very cold at night despite their coats so Ann has allowed them to sleep in the hallway overnight. This meant that Ann was getting up 2 or 3 times each night to let Jaz (and her weak bladder) out to the toilet. It lasted until one of the dogs was sick on the carpet. The next day we bought a firescreen and now they are back in the garage but have their own heater in the laundry room where they now sleep.
We've seen several hedgehogs wandering around the garden, Peter had to wait for a couple of minutes for one to get out of his way whilst driving up the driveway one evening.
News from Home
Darren made a whistle stop business trip to New Zealand, unfortunately he didn't have time to come and see us but we managed a chat on the phone. He and Mel are so impressed with New Zealand that they are looking into moving over here.
Nick is still busy doing IT support for a firm of solicitors, Helen is just completing her final placement (then she needs to find a job) and JD is working for Tesco until he starts Uni in September.
Mark has been acting again – two more roles in Dr Who – in one episode he gets killed by giant spuds!