The tenants next door have 2 lovely young cats. One is a tabby, the other all black. They have taken to exploring at our place, coming through the back fence. As a result, I was in the garden the other day, when I heard a bell quietly tinkling. And there they were. The tabby is the brave and inquisitive one, the black one is nervous and more timid.
But they are kittens, so they're lovely.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It has almost reached the stage where we cannot eat any more, and must try freezing them.
The Trees which are producing this bountiful harvest are really quite small:
Monday, April 13, 2009
One of the nicest things was seeing the pictures in ornate, gilt frames!
As there were so many glorious paintings, I thought the easiest thing to do was to share them in a separate slideshow.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We were able to book into the Martinborough Hotel, which is normally beyond our range, but LastMinute.com had a cheap room available.
Desiree was quite taken by the black-and-white decor, especially the pelmets over the curtains, which she is thinking about imitating for a window in our stairwell. The room was called Henry Bunny, after one of the local settlers. All the rooms had names of settlers, and the Hotel was decorated with 'antiques' - all in all, very nice.
The evening was spent in the bar, having dinner & chatting, after which we had an early night, only to find our room seemed to be above the kitchen. Fortunately, the noise wasn't too intrusive.
The trip was somewhat spoiled by the change in weather for the next day - a bitterly cold southerly blew through overnight and the morning was wall-to-wall rain. No wind, just very heavy cold rain. Oh well!
But we did manage to find Eileen in Carterton, and complete the interview, and we came away with in interesting collection of documents to copy, and an old record of the All Blacks in South Africa in 1960. I'm going to try to digitise it.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It's a family joke, that eludes me at present, but they all think it's funny!