Nicky & I are in Melbourne. We are combining seeing Mike & Carol with the Australian Grand Prix.
Mike and Carol actually live quite a bit out of Melbourne in a little place called Clifton Springs.
While Doug & Jude are battling snow drifts we're lounging by Mike & Carol's pool in 30+ degrees.
We arrived late Monday, so Tuesday we took it easy, and didn't really do much. Mike was in work, but Carol showed us around the local area a bit.
We had some weather this weekend so on Sunday afternoon Jude, Elaine and I went for a Sunday afternoon stroll. We had a great time.
We went up to Bilberry knoll first then back across the fields, down the road to The Dene and across the bottom of the meadow and down Scott's field to the lane to Lowes Farm. Back to Riber up the lane through all the snow drifts to home.
Just a short walk but great fun.
Pictures below and videos on YouTube.
Douglas had a good day today.
Getting to this point has been something of a "learning curve".
Applying the primer didn't go smoothly - in both senses.
We had borrowed an air compressor & dug out my old spray gun. Douglas spent many hours preparing the body, and the plan was to give it one final sand & spray it the same day so that it didn't get chance to go rusty.
Lumsden Maternity Unit is again threatened with closure. The local community organised a march to protest. For a small place, it was a pretty good turn out.
Nicky & Carolyn enacted an unexpected birth on the side of the road.
Ollie & Hamish carried the banner at the very head of the march.
Both major TV channels had crews there.
Nicky & I are in Wanaka for the weekend.
Nicky was doing a locum for a midwife here and I tagged along, as the midwife who is away has allowed us her houes to stay in.
We came up Friday. Nicky was really busy here, so got straight into work, and I managed to get a couple of hours done too. On Saturday I went for a big bike ride (well, big for me) - about 40km, mostly on single track stuff. I was knackered when I got back to the house, I didn't help that Wanaka was in a bit of a heat wave and the high on Saturday was 36deg.