Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
May 1st (a Saturday) heralded the start of duck hunting season. The shooting started around dawn and woke Maxie up who promptly woke us up by scratching repeatedly at the door – so no lie in for Ann.
Fine start to the month with clear sunny days but cold nights. We managed to last until the middle of the month before we lit the fire but we've had it going almost every night since.
Ann made more sorbet – a citrus one with pineapple and orange, and a gin and plum one – yum! She's also been making fudge – more yum!
Ann's had a couple of days out from school this month - travelling north to Auckland and south to Taupo for workshops and seminars.
We went to another Rotary Book Fair at Te Rapa racecourse - but only managed 21 books this time, 8 for Peter and 13 for Ann.
News from Home
Peter's dad, John, had a slight problem with his gas fire last week. He heard a loud thump from behind it and had to call out the gas fitter out to see what was wrong. After getting behind the fire he managed to pull out a rather large birds nest - which filled two green sacks with rubbish and twigs!