Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Anyway, tomorrow is ANZAC Day. A day off for most. And a day to recall for everyone else. Thankful that we are here to remember. Thankful. Above ground. I have a photo of my Granddad in his army uniform. Very handsome and tall and straight. Alive. He died in 1969. I remember his death. My first funeral. My brother and I hid under the table and cried and also knicked the odd glass of blackberry nip. I don't remember seeing as many fat ankles in one place in my life. Granddad used to call me "Tuppence" (have since found out that he used to call my mum that too) and my older brother "Mickey Drippin'. No idea why. He died on 10 October 1969. He had family in Mevagisy, in Cornwall. I really miss him, he had a wonderful sense of humour. And he loved me.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
We have been treated to a mild day, weather wise that is. Work is a bit turbulent to say the least and I think a major Lotto win would be in order.
The kidlets are still on holiday and Gran has stepped into the breach and is taking them out and about. I think she is learning about the SIMS computer game even tho' she is trying to teach them how to spin!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Took the kids to the beach yesterday, so did half of the rest of the city! Ever since I can remember we have been going to Sumner, my mother went with her grandmother and now my girls go with me and sometimes their grandmother. As Harry Chapin said, all my life's a circle.
These rocks and caves are great fun and quite amazing.
Last night we went to see Tony Joe White play at the Civic Bar. Rather a ramshackle entry fiasco which took ages, over 3/4 of an hour waiting to get through the doors. Anyway, it was worth the wait. Loud as but great stuff. At 63 he still has it.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Easter already, I can tell because my kids are swinging from the lightshades and being unusually self possessed...yep, chocolate has its own rewards!
I have a house full of relatives and a few strangers as well who seem to be attached to the relatives - visitors from outta town. It seems easier to let them invite everyone they know to our house, we then fire up the woodfired pizza oven and hang out getting to know everyone. It appears to work - never a dull moment.
What do other people do at Easter??
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Well, its been awhile. Where have I been? All over the place really. Invercargill, Wellington, West Coast...even Ashburton!!
Best travels have been with my dear friends who have been going on personal journeys involving great courage and copious amounts of patience, wine and humour. Bless you all!!