Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Peter starts a new job with Ricoh at the beginning of September and he’s already met most of the staff – he was invited to join them all for a curry in Auckland on the 22nd.
Halfway through the month we started seeing signs of spring with daffodils and some early flowering cherries in bloom.
Our bird bath has proved very popular this month. The birds have been fighting with each other to get into it for a bath. Mind you once in the bath they are so energetic that by the time they’ve finished their ablutions the bath is half empty!
Even though it’s still winter we’ve already had our first bird stuck in the wood burner. Peter was working late so Ann was home alone (she doesn’t count the girls as they were useless in helping her that evening). It was cold so she decided to light the fire. Once alight she shut the fire door and went over to the kitchen to get a drink. Suddenly she heard a tap tap tapping on the glass door. There was a bird inside the burner trying desperately to avoid being burned alive. Ann managed to get the fire door open and the bird flew out with a few smoke trails following it. She then spent the next 15 minutes trying to catch the bird before it managed to fly out of an open window.
We went to the Red Cross charity second hand book fair and came home with 38 books - 11 for Peter and 27 for Ann - our best haul yet.