Thanks to you all for wishing me luck in finding a new job. I am not worried in the slightest because I know something will turn up. I figure at my age and stage of life I am actually quite marketable. I'm not going to go and get pregnant and leave, I don't need time off to look after my kids, and I have a variety of experience on my side.
So again my lovelies
Yesterday I toddled on out to Raglan to catch up with my good friend Diane and have a spot of lunch. It is still busy with loads of holidaying people enjoying this gorgeous seaside town. I read a memory box article in our local paper a few weeks back and it was to do with a relative of mine. Well she was married to my grandfathers cousin, so that sort of relative!!
Aunty Joan got to unveil this memorial when she was 12, she is 92 this year and still living out at Raglan as far as I know. I am not kept in the loop on such family matters, long story that isn't worth telling. Anyway I love a bit of family history so this was quite a buzz.
I am pretty sure this dear little cottage which is next to the memorial would have been their home. Cannot be 100% sure, but it is super cute. Oh and the view isn't half bad either. This is down by Cliff Street, my favourite street. There is a Wallis Road opposite the cottage.
We had a wander about town, poked our heads into a few of the shops and had a delightful lunch outside. I bought this solar powered Hula Girl, she is pretty gorgeous and might just end up in my car yet. Speaking of cars, we got a $12 parking ticket!! Didn't even know Raglan had a parking warden!
On my drive home I stopped here. One because I was in a long line of slow traveling traffic and two because I love Hydrangeas. I faffed about for a little while then carried on my way, at the normal speed limit.
I stopped again on top of what is call The Deviation, just look at those hills. The grass is getting pretty dry on the farms, and in need of some good rain. Our temperatures have been high, lovely, but some rain at night would be welcome all round I suspect.
CRIKEY, I wonder how those got into my car??!! I have since cut them, dipped them in rooting powder and put them in a pot. Seemed the right thing to do, help them survive!!
At the lunch bar where we had lunch I bought this Apple Strudel for TOF. Of course I had to give it the taste test to make sure the quality was up to his high standard in such things.
The scavengers arrived!!
TOF harvested the garlic.
It can dry off a bit before I plait it to hang.
I gathered the eggs and found four Raspberries.
Not enough to make Jam but very tasty
and heaps more are about to ripen.
Yeah, more Peas!!
Today I spent the entire day at home sorting things out like my Summer clothes. I have a bag of stuff to go to Habitat, a bag of stuff to get sold in the shop I used to work in, and a basket full of stuff to go on Trade Me. Because I buy mainly second hand, I can have a bloody good cull every season. I can donate some and make some $s for myself which will help tie me over until working again.
Tomorrow I will whiz around the aisles of the Supermarket after I have dropped off the clothes and shoes to their destinations. TOF has suggested I bake and juice a pile of Oranges. Not sure if I will have time you know, I have to slip in a nap in the afternoon as well.