Sunday, July 05, 2009

Groundhog Day - Week One Gone

Pictures still from my archives ...



So - 1st week gone already.. This week I must get into more a of a routine.. .exercise, housework, garden work (if it ever dries out at all) and the part time job of looking for work .... I have 3 maybe's out there and applied for. It's a waiting game...



Saturday - and McD and I got up reasonably early ..Idea was to get out and have my Cell-phone reactivated under my old (work) number and then go to Petone and look for some walking shoes for McD... Apparently it takes hours to re-activate a number !! Sheesh .. Having gone to Petone, we found out the make of shoes McD and I like to use for our walking trips have no been superceded.. McD tried the next generation but found issue with them ... You have to be right with your walking shoes and so having tried a few we decided to leave it (try another shop) ... as we were finishing up the assistant mentioned there were some sale stock over in the corner (large shed of a shop) ... And there they were - The very shoes McD was after And in her size !! And the mens equivalent in my size.... We bought them :O) sorts us out for another year ...





McD calls these trips where we have diversions as an outing for me ...I start getting stir crazy stuck around the house and then McD comes along and I get to go out for a ride in the car .... Much like the pet dog I guess :O) This time it was a visit to a local cat show... Lots of Moggies all the same breed being judged by overly quaffired ladies and gents (Yeh really) wit ha seemingly perverse fascination with the cats nether regions !!!







One cat too exception to this and tried to take a judges face off !!! it was grounded and forcibly restrained by a couple of judges until it's owner could be found ..... the owner gave the cat a flick across it's ears ...There was the cat version of "ohhh mummmm" "eorrrrroooeerrrr" ... and the cat sunk back into it's broken soul and the judges took it back to it's cage ... I Can't see that one winning this time .....







Our own George cat and Micky cat apart from having no pedigree blood whatsoever are also semi-feral .... I dare the fool to pick one of them up and show any perverse fascination in their nether regions !! I for one will certainly not be coming to their aid !! :O)







So that was fun for 1/2 hour ... We then went to the 'Dowse' Not sure what you call that ... It shows off the local (and not so local) art 'stuff' ..anyway hadn't been in a yaks age so we called in there and also had a coffee and smoothies ....







One main exhibition was of interest .. Photography - A woman and her partner had travelled the country for 3 months photographing Champion KiwiS ... Some querky thinks Kiwi are champions at. From Chicken rearing to taekwondo, from Cherry stone spitting to sheep shearing... all now immortalised in photos and within a book .......







Sunday it rained .. .And the rained some more ... We went out and checked out the fruit trees at the garden centres .... Then with a final motivated effort we bout the materials to make a small polytunnel to put over a veggie raised border ... Will put that together GroundHog day week two sometime ....







I have a sore back again today ...Not a killer but more than just a niggle .... Must stretch more ....







We have a gas fire like a log burner ...It's run off gas bottles ... It's run out .... Pets aren't amused ... Now huddled beside a radiator ..... Don't know why they are complaining ..they're warmer than I am .... 8C outside today



4 comments:

keewee said...

Always good to hear what you two are up to. Nice pictures, almost makes me homesick when I see tree ferns and sheep *chuckle*

McDinzie said...

organisation will come...so will boredom I fear....

I just love our outings....the joy on your face as we drive down the road...and not once do you say "are we there yet?"

Jan said...

Good to read.
UK must seem a long way away nowadays!

UKBob said...

Great pictures! I agree with you about the walking shoes. I've done loads of walking over the years and for shoe your shoes/boots are the most important thing because if they fit wrong you know about it everytime you wear them! I also noticed that you have the same trouble there as I seem to have here with a few things in that so called upgrades always seem to be worse than the thing they replaced - why is that?