( I'll come to the bargin further down this post.) While we had a sunny day I planted out my new gift( thanks S ) hybrid tea rose called Wise Woman.( named to commemorate the midwifery centenary in NZ ) As it says on the label it is a happy healthy Matthews rose. The instruction label is all written in the first person and made me laugh, and even says" talk to me if you like, then I will be a very happy healthy Matthews rose."
Yesterday R had to go to Grace Hospital for most of the day and I had to be driver and carer. ( he's fine ). While he was there I went shopping in the closest suburb Greerton ( I don't often visit these shops ) as I wanted to find some new embroidery cotton ( floss ) and found a few fat quarters to use in my challenge and a mag. That was all planned; the visit to a clothing shop less so, but I have never seen such a lovely range of woollies ( jerseys jackets, pants etc. ) So have added a few items to my winter wardrobe. Even less planned was the above book purchase. The bargin. It was sitting on sale stand on the pavement. After browing through it for a good 10 minutes I decided at NZ $20 it had to be mine. Is anyone familiar with this book? The info all seemed accurate and good. It may even end up in our P and Q group's library.I am reading it first then I'll decide. ( I am guessing it was originally NZ $60, at least. ) I think I was meant to discover it !
Later I went for a big walk around a new subdivision It was a really dull day but there was lots to look at. We need a new backdoor so I have been studying them.
I found it a second time in a noddy house.( if like me you had Noddy books as a child you will know his house made of kids building blocks had a front entrance just like this....why do they do that?)
This whole subdivision has bird names ( Kakpo Pl; Quail Close; Tui Ridge etc. )
which brings me to another subject. Birds. If you live in NZ you might like to help with this:
These 2 pages can be printed off from the website and either completed on line or by ordinary mail. There are last year's results and some birdsong recordings. It only takes one hour to do.