Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Land of the Long White Cloud

Nelson, New Zealand,the city with the most sun in all the country, and although it is winter I have enjoyed the sunshine on the verandah with my companions - purebred British Short Hair Mr Black and Mr Grey, and their moggie friend Kitti - the house owners. Their companions,Jo & David, with whom they graciously share the house and caterers to all their needs are travelling in Oz, so naturally we need another to take on that task - thus the house sitter! So here I am again.
Another most enjoyable month, catering to the needs of the "boys", spending on the beautiful Merino/Possum/Silk products - I can hear all those Aussie shudders at the use of Possum fur - but it is the 2nd warmest fur available and is so light and warm and when combined with the Merino makes superb products. Added to that the Possum is a pest here, and is destroying the native bush and wildlife, so I think they are making the best of it all - or at least that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!. I have also enjoyed the hospitality of the locals, wonderful folk who made sure I wasn't too bored or lonely. It's always the people you meet along the way that make the journey so wonderful!

Sunday, August 06, 2006


I am finding this unbelievably frustrating and have wasted almost a whole day in attempting change. Why are these machines so very frustrating at times? All was working so well before - now!!!