Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Well, there won't be many people in Christchurch who are sorry to say goodbye to 2011....we are having a few peeps round to celebrate - I managed to find these wild flowers growing on our 'lawn'.

Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Shaky Isles

A shaky day today, earthquake-wise. The Fat Boy didn't mind though - we had a little quiet time at a friend's place, enjoying an OK! Banana Nectar.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I am a thief.

One of the results of the earthquake is that there are many many properties which have been abandoned. Sometimes temporarily, but sometimes permanently. And many of these properties have lovely gardens. I am ashamed to admit I have been pilfering flowers. Not many. A few freesias in spring, and some daffodils.

A friend of a friend had a lovely property quite near us (the house is now demolished), and I visited there yesterday to gather some roses.... they are stunning, and now they are looked at and admired, instead of hidden and neglected.

I think I could go to jail for this....

Friday, 2 December 2011

Introduction to film...

Is it bad to sit your toddler down in front of The Labyrinth? He loves it, is captivated by Jennifer Connelly, and laughs at Hoggle...

But it is actually kind of violent...and scary....not least of all David Bowie's outfit. Hmm.