Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Kia Ora Everyone,
We started the month with a trip to Tauranga where Peter had been invited to give a demonstration by the local Bonsai Club. We had an enjoyable day and Peter's talk and critique of the workshop trees was well received.
The first couple of weeks in May have been quite warm - up until the 18th we only had to have the fire going once but a short cold snap put paid to that. It's now the end of the month and we have the fire on every night - mind you 1st June is the beginning of winter. The local weather burea (NIWA) have announced that this May was the warmest in 100 years.
The Rotary Club had their annual book fair and we did quite well - managed to get 20 books, 8 for Peter and 12 for Ann.
After years of very little activity there are suddenly three new houses being built on the land at the bottom of our section. There are still some sections with no sign of activity including the ones nearest to us.
Peter has been working on a new website for the New Zealand Bonsai Association www.bonsainz.com. The old website needed a revamp and the Association approached Peter to see if he could do it. Now they need to keep him informed of changes so he can keep it up to date.
Peter and a couple of friends from the bonsai club went to a Pink Floyd tribute band concert in Hamilton which they thoroughly enjoyed, whilst Ann and the girls stayed at home and chilled in front of the fire with a large bar of chocolate (well Ann ate the chocolate whilst the dogs watched)!