There's an interesting mapping project that I've recently discovered called What3Words
They have mapped the whole surface of the earth in 3m squares. Each square is described by a unique combination of three words.
Kanche's kennel is appropriately at:
(My office is at http://w3w.co/grader.orphan.slogans)
At the end of June I was working in Port aux Basques and Vivien was in St Anthony, we managed to synchronise both our work and that of our friends John and Irma Moores to arrange a kayaking holiday in Burgeo on the South coast of Newfoundland.
Some of you will remember John Coombs.
He's been around a while in Search Dogs in the Peak District and we lived 3 miles from him when I was training Namche.
He's been given a well deserved award.
Here is link to my latest recording, a jazz ballad called My Romance.
We managed to get all moved last week with the help of a small army of helpers - friends from here in Te Anau. Made us realise what a great community we live in - people we know, but don't really count as close friends, all pitching in to help in some way.
Gethin came over from Dunedin and was a huge help.
The new house is a bit smaller than the old one, with no garage (well, it does have a garage that has the steel framing up, but nothing else!) Storing all our "Stuff" is a bit of an issue.
May's turing out to be pretty busy.
Having the boy's birthday's in one weekend was convenient - we went through to Dunedin. We had a good weekend, went out for a meal on Saturday night and had a generally relaxing time.
Douglas has had quite a lot of orienteering too.
He went up to Christchurh at the begining of the month to enter the South Island Schools Champs. He did really well and got 6th in senior boys. Natasha - his mate from here - got 3rd in the girls.
Last weekend was busy for both of us.
I have had in the attic for the past 10 or so years a painting by Dad and a couple of framed papyrus which belonged to Mum & Dad from his time in Cairo. We are having a big clearout to make way for som home improvements and wanted to know if anyone wanted these before I take them to the charity