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.
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
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.