Thursday, 27 October 2016


Recently we went out the Akatore Creek with the cousins and found crabs by the dozen.  They have burrows in the mud out there.  There were lots under stones as well, this one was one of the biggest.

David had his chainsaw out this month and cut down a Lacebark (which has made room for an almond tree) and a Pittosporum which was competing with one of the apple trees.  He also took out Sauron's Plum Tree, as we have been calling it - look at those thorns.  It didn't produce anything much and was literally a real pain to prune whenever it grew out in front of the dining room window.  Just like Sauron, it'll probably grow back when we're not looking - but now it'll be easier to deal with, being much shorter (almost ground level).

It's also been funny hair-do season this week.  Andrew decided he wanted to have his hair slicked back for a new look, so has been wetting it down then wearing a hat to hold it down while it dries.  Doesn't stay down for long though.

And of course Eva joined in the fun and let Renee do her hair too

Springtime in the garden

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Lego Brick Show Dunedin

The other day we went to the Dunedin Lego brick show
the tower of orthanc

treebeard, gandalf and theoden 

edoras (in rohan)

Éowyn and grima wormtongue

the taj mahal

eiffel tower

a river

with a moose

the shrieking shack (from harry potter)

the Dunedin Railway Station

the millennium falcon

nexo knights

star wars force awakens

bag end (from the hobbit)

shelob (from lotr)

a motorised ferris wheel

lego rugby

starkiller base

kylo ren and rey

finn and chewbacca

poes x-wing

big bb-8

huge stardestroyer

tiny stardestroyer

very big truck

the tower of orthanc

with metalbeard on it

                       the millennium falcon 

helms deep and shelob


mines of moria

the corsairs of umbar