Saturday, 31 October 2015

Garden shots

Kids running along the beach at St Clair

We've had a busy couple of weeks, with Hannah off at a Labour Weekend camp and Daniel and David off to Cromwell the same weekend for the Sea Scouts Regatta.  Petra and Eva spent the weekend at Grandma and Grandad's so we had a quiet house, only Mum and 3 kids.
This weekend, as well as music lessons as usual, Hannah had a birthday party and Andrew had the scouts swimming sports.  Also David was on call, got called out 6 times on Saturday, the day he planned to write most of his sermon for the next day.  It turned out ok in the end, he had a quiet evening at least, and got it all sorted out in time.

The garden is looking lovely this week.  The irises I got from a freecycler have flowered, a lovely dark purple, and the self-seeded stock is flowering.  The cardoons are getting alarmingly big, I might have to put them somewhere else when we have room.

Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

Latest bargain

 I found this huge piece of carpet for $10 at the tip shop this week, some of it is in very good condition still.  The worst bits will be used for paths in the garden or weedmat around fruit trees.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Andrew Update

This morning Andrew came to tell me something and halfway through I realised he wasn't holding his nose to talk, but talking more-or-less normally.  He can also whistle, and drink properly, whereas yesterday he couldn't.  So that is wonderful, a real answer to prayer :)  He still has a few "mushy" consonants but I'm sure they'll come right soon - he's 95% back to normal!