Sam and Rusty
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Today is Good Friday in NZ. It's been a few years since I was in a country that observes Easter. I am so used to
Which reminds me, there is a bag of mints in the car – hooray! Saved!
This morning I took Sam out for a waddle up the road. As we were coming home I could hear the sound of what must have been gun shots. Not being an authority on what gun shots sound like in real life, I can only assume that is what they were. Sam was a bit spooked by the noise, but they did sound far enough away across farmland for me not to worry too much. Then I remembered that it might be the Great Annual Easter Bunny Hunt. Wild rabbits are a big pest here in NZ, so every Easter weekend, there is a kind of competition, with quantity being the aim. A rather macabre way to spend the day, but a great help to environment. I saw one hopping through the yard last week and it was the biggest rabbit I have ever seen, in fact it was more like a hare.
We get all kinds of animals romping through here. Today we have had a visit from a peacock. Someone near here owns one and occasionally it goes walk about. I had heard about this peacock but hadn't seen it until today. It is pure white and rather spooky looking. It can run pretty fast too, which is good if Sam ever sees it when he is outside. Luckily Sam was in "food mode" and was concentrating on the piece of toast I was eating and didn't notice it.
There is also a paradise duck next door that hates our car and tries to attack it sometimes.
So even though it is a public holiday and supposed to be quiet, there is plenty going on here in the wilds of the West Coast!
|Getting bigger and bigger by the day! DH nearly had a heart attack when I showed |
him via skype yesterday how big my tummy is. 8 weeks to go.
|At a cafe by the river, so beautiful and peaceful I almost cried|
|Sebastian with a sesame seed on his nose. DH's mother was making a eat a|
teaspoon of them after each meal and he wanted some too, naturally!
Yesterday a special package arrived for me (I would have got it earlier but it went to Japan and then had to come all the way back!). It was from Womama.
Well I can finally upload some of the photos I have taken since the quake
|Me and Maru chan at Heian Shrine in Kyoto, going to have a pray|
|Sebastian is reluctant to get off the couch after the earthquake so he can get more cuddles.|
|No shower and eating directly from the rice cooker, to save washing up!|
|Leaving Iwaki, Sebastian wants to see where we are going and bark at pedestrians|
Well I have come to the decision that it is best for me and Maru chan to stay in NZ until the birth. This was a very hard decision for me, mostly because the best possible situation, of having my baby in
First, I called Air NZ to ask them to change my return flight to
Then DH tells me yesterday he is going on an overseas business trip for a week from next week. I think he could have said no if I was going to be there but I am glad he gets to go somewhere instead of rattling around in
Sebastian, our puppy is still in Tottori and having a lovely time from what I hear. DH's sister keeps me informed on how he is and tells me that he has really brightened up their lives which makes me so happy to know that he is well cared for, loved and even spoilt rotten. I am now wondering if he will want to come back to us when the time is right.
Maru chan is very healthy and kicking up a real storm every night. I got on the scales this morning and noticed that I couldn't see my feet or the reading on the scales. Today I am 31 weeks. 9 or so to go!