Yes, to the wee fellow living with us forever. He has doubled his weight, is toilet trained, and has a purr like a train engine. Cuddly, affectionate, spunky, and at night, if we let him stay there, ( which we don’t as he is way too small yet) …goes to sleep snuggled up on Hugh’s chest. Boris , where did you come from, the biggest mystery of all.
Yes, we had a trip to Wellington yesterday. A 328 km round trip.
Some views from the window, farmland near our home.
Kapiti Island, almost covered in mist and cloud
Wellington waterfront and buildings. Westpac Stadium, affectionately known locally as “ The Cake Tin” where major sports events are held , coming soon are the FIFA U20 World Cup matches, Elton John, AC/DC, and next year
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo” and for me, the last one is what I would really like to see.
Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand
Currently showing Air New Zealand, 75 years of it’s history. Outside is the cockpit of a Boeing 737, you can climb inside , and sit in the pilot’s seat .
On 30th April, 1940, a flight from Auckland to Sydney marked the first scheduled air link between New Zealand and the rest of the world. I was born 3 months later.
Waiting at traffic lights
Next stop, Wellington Hospital, help desk in a prominent place, Hooray for that.
We were given a map, follow the “ Orange Line”, but there on the wall was an “ Orange Lion”, was this for the children, as the ward for them was along the same corridor? I think the link was totally lost on so many people!!
We duly arrived at the Orthopaedic Clinic, waited, and had an assessment, well Hugh did. The oversized wheelchair took my eyes, and I couldn’t resist a final photo, as we made our way outside. All went well, and Hugh will be back there for the much needed, long time waited for, and so gratefully accepted spinal surgery in 4 months or so.
And all the boxes were ticked correctly, so another “ Big Fat Yes”, I could cry!!
Thank you all so much from my heart for your words,prayers, thoughts and more, another friend has sent messages to the Universe regularly, and friends here in NZ are happy all have been answered.
Our daughters are overjoyed to think the end is in sight, at least the first part in being on the surgery waiting list.
A long day, left home at 8.15.am and home again at 6. 05 p.m.
But the best of all, a wonderful contraption called a’”Knee Walker” , a patient had just had a leg cast taken off, and whizzed down past us to radiology.NO, I didn’t get a photo, Kaz and Hugh were way ahead and almost ready to go without me. But this is what it looks like. A whizz for fast mobility, I am sure he could go a mile a minute!!!
Photo courtesy of the internet
Quotation of the day, from Thomas Goodwin
Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.”
Greetings from Jean