Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
We started the month with Jaz trying to do serious injury to Peter by tripping him up in the garage. We think one of his toes was actually broken and his foot was black and blue for a couple of weeks.
When Ann was tidying up the courgette plant she pulled off a very large and over grown courgette and put it on one side to add to the compost bins. The next time she saw the courgette it was on the other side of the garden under a maple tree! Answer – Maxie had snuck off with it hoping for a snack but then deciding it didn’t taste too good!
Ann’s abscess still hasn't fully disappeared – small lump still under left side of her jaw, and she still has a bit of pain and difficulty opening her mouth fully.
It was a rainy start to the year, we've only had about 10 days without rain - talk about English summers, there was even flooding and landslips in parts of the country. And down on South Island, around Queenstown they've even had snow - in summer!!!
Because of Ann's tooth problem we put off going out for a meal to celebrate the 7th anniversary of our arrival in NZ, We'll be going out early February instead (hopefully).
Ann sadly went back to work on the last day of the month. Peter had no sympathy for her as he’d already been back at work for three weeks and had even had to go in one Saturday for 10 hours to work on a big project.
We've had to reinforce more of the fence. This time it was Maxie escaping - to next door! Having not heard her for 10-15 minutes Ann went looking - and found her sitting quietly up against the fence on the neighbours side. She'd pushed through under the chicken wire - and couldn't get back - silly girl!
News from Home
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