Saturday, September 24, 2005

Answers to questions of last entry

Strange looking picture is of a Spiders Nest !!!! Can you imagine it !! Its about the size of two fists together … Full of thousands of baby spiders .. Don’t know where mum was and no – I didn’t get that close !!!

The Tree with small fruit is a pepper corn tree !!

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I’ve had this damned cold for over a week now … Struggled for 4 days at work feeling like crap. Not sleeping right and generally feeling demotivated and fed up …… McD telling me off for not taking some sick days ………

So, with some fantastic spring weather on us both McD and I decided to take some time off .. I took last Friday off and return Wednesday, McD has taken the Monday Tuesday off.

It’s been well worth it … A chance to recharge the batteries and enjoy some much needed sunshine and Boy has it been warm !! Forget Spring has Sprung ! Summer has Gatecrashed the Party people :O)

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I didn’t get the Job I was after …. But it was a lot closer than I had thought, having lost out solely on not having as much commercial experience as the chap who got it … The Interviewer was highly complementary when discussing their decision etc .. So that’s left me feeling down that I didn’t get the Job, but good that I was up there and in the running till the end ….

But try getting back into your old job after that …especially when your not well too… .

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Garden is starting to look different …Friday saw me finally pull down the Brick BBQ completely leaving only the concrete base … We now have somewhere for a seat.. It nearly did me in as I rushed around to get it done before McD came home … I picked up an old wooden seat from the top of the garden and plonked it onto the concrete base …. And then took a picture and emailed it over to McD at work :O)










The Borders have bark mulch over them ...In another month or so they will be covered with Dahlias which are burried and waiting to sprout forth :O)



Notice in the l;ast picture McD has been graffitying the lawn !!! With the aid of the hose pipe !!!!!

Saturday we did some err Retail Therapy :O) McD needed cheering up after my not getting the Job :O) Oh Alright – I’ve been hassling for a new TV for some time now – Years !!! and since it’s our 5 year anniversary on Wednesday McD finally gave in and off we went and bought a 42inch Plasma TV… Woof Woof !!! :O) That took us the best part of a day!! In between breakfast and a late lunch :O) We’ve also upgraded the Cable TV to digital so our view pleasure will increase multifold when the TVs delivered tomorrow !! Just something else to make our getting exercise and getting fitter and losing weight all that much harder !! We will have to discipline our selves McD !!

Sunday we cleaned up the area some more and planted some standard roses in the area … Today we spent far too much time trying to make some free form planting areas as the idea is to get rid of the much suffering lawn and have some nice perennial gardens instead. Adding pebble pathways around them … However the plan has changed a little as we have now decided to have one large planting area and have large river stones as stepping stones through it …. We’ll see …



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We’ve had 2 BBQs this weekend !! An unknown this early in the season but Yum :O) I hate uncovering the BBQ after the winter .. This year it was covered in snails and snail Poop !! So that’s where the little sods are hiding !! Little deceased ex-sods now . Anyway BBQ all cleaned up and firing nicely …. Yesterday we had a seafood BBQ with Prawns in the shells, Salmon steaks and scollops …. AND While getting the seafood they they were selling Mutton Birds so we’ve gabbed a couple of them. McD will spend tomorrow morning boiling them 3 times to get the salt out and then roasting them ….. They are a bit of an acquired taste but I like them ……

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Spring in New Zealand











3 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

The photos are magnificent! I think we were around the time of this last posting ... Boy! A lot can happen between blogs eh! It's about time to do a catchup donchathunk? (Yep, looks like I got dished the nagging gene too... !) Or the more polite description is the helpful suggestions-gene - (Yeah right.) Hey! ... I heard that!

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