Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Peter became President of the Bonsai Club at the AGM. He now has to run all of the meetings and open up the Community Centre where we meet.
Ann's had a busy term so far, including a call back day discussing the new national curriculum, and the annual school concert with a dance and movement theme in black and white colours only.
We're both finally feeling better after Ann shared her cold with Peter. Of course Ann just had a cold with a cough and laryngitis, whilst Peter had full blown 'man flu' and was at death's door for a week!!!
One night as we put the dogs to bed in the garage Ann noticed a white tailed spider on the ceiling. These spiders can be dangerous, even deadly so she sprayed it but with no effect. Then Peter managed to splat it with his slipper. Unfortunately it was on the metal filing cabinet at the time and the resulting sound was very loud. Jaz didn't move but Maxie shot out of her bed and across the garage shaking like a leaf! It took a lot of persuasion to get her back across the room and even then she refused to get back into her bed but climbed in with Jaz instead. The next evening poor Maxie was still nervous about getting into her bed. Peter can be such a 'bully' sometimes - scaring the life out of his poor little dog!
The last week-end we hosted a bonsai workshop for a dozen people with Nobu Kajiwara as our mentor. The sun shone, the temperature reached 30 degrees and we all learned heaps.
News from Home
Mark has been increasing his repertoire of skills with dancing - ballroom, Latin dancing, waltz, quickstep, rumba and cha cha cha.
Michael was chosen to read aloud his essay at his schools' Veterans Day assembly entitled 'Keeping the American Dream Alive'.