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.
Nic and I had a mini-break in Mavora this weekend.
Nic has been working really hard, with a lot of time away from home doing locums.
Tim and Jo (and Ollie, Hamish and Meg-the-dog) had been planning a weekend in Mavora, and this was the only weekend we could join them, due to other commitments.
We spent a long weekend last weekend visiting Maggie at the seaside. For those who don't know she has moved down to Teignmouth in Devon.
I have been staying with Susan for abourt a month, to help her in the house and look after Ben during the latter stages of her 2nd pregancy. On my days off from Molly Maiding and Ben sitting I have had a couple of walks in the Quantock hills, an area I had not explored.
Photo's at home
I've been experimenting a bit with the good camera I recently got. Here's a few examples.
Paintings of Haverfordwest and surrounding area
I cannot remember whether or not I have posted about David Lindley in the past . He was the art master at Haverfordwest Grammar School circa 1955
His pictures are here https://photos.app.goo.gl/vUNTcGomcVuD5u1v1
and here https://artuk.org/discover/artists/lindley-david-b-1930
Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo, Philippines
Vivien and I are visiting Beth, Tom and the grandchildren in Manila. We have been so often that it seems there is nothing new to write about. However today we went to an art gallery that as the crow flies is only about 400 metres from there house, but since we cannot fly we had a 2 kilometer journey.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the gallery. It is a series of building of a Spanish colonial style housing a wide variety of art and set in striking gardens with a cafe for when you need a mental rest and sustainance.
It is hard to describe, look at the pictures.
Nicky & I are sitting in Queenstown airport waiting to board the first leg of our flights to U.K.
Monday 22 May
We've been in UK a week. The first couple of days were spent getting used to time zones etc., then we went to Wales. The Tylers were having a meeting with Chris's solicitor. We then went back to Alex T's place before heading to Haverfordwest and St. Davids to see Chris.
Chris is doing well & enjoying his refurbished house, especially the "bar" with pool table & darts. We were up until about 01:30 playing pool and darts.
The Original Silicon Valley, Lands End and St Michael's Way
The Original Silicon Valley, Land's End and St Michael's Way