Sunday, 24 September 2017


We are all totally smitten, of course. My goodness, has a puppy ever been so adored by so many family members. Heidi and Alex stayed last night, as well as Zac and Jan (before they head off to Japan) and Rach will be down in a couple of days, all to meet the newest family member. Luckily Winnie is the most smoochy, cuddle loving dog you have ever seen. Not sure if it is the breed, a Cavalier King Charles, or her in particular, but she will happily sit on someones lap 24/7 and there are plenty of people lining up for the privilege. Not only does she sit happily, she cuddles, smooches and looks adoringly at you. Oh dear, she is going to be so spoilt.

Johanna finally has the dog of her dreams and is experiencing all that 'parenthood' brings. She now has a constant shadow, a little bundle of love that looks for her when she goes to work and finds comfort in sitting on her shoes.

Heidi, just slightly besotted!
And Jan too

And it may just be that on a rainy Sunday afternoon Winnie and I cuddled up together for a nap, couldn't think of any place I'd rather be...

Friday, 8 September 2017

catching up

Not sure where the last couple of weeks have gone. Somewhere in there has been lots of assignments for my photography course, plans for the addition of another member to the family - of the four legged variety (more on that at a later date I'm sure), getting some things sorted for Italy, planning to join Colin in New Zealand for a few days in a couple of weeks and on the list goes. Some things that were on the list have fallen by the wayside, including learning some Italian; time to get back with the program. There's also been some garden preparation for spring planting; just waiting for the spring weather! Johanna and I got hailed on the other day running from the shopping centre to the parked car.

Lots of stuff happening and thankfully most of it good...

the promise of spring