Thank you all SO much for the lovely words and caring thoughts and messages. It is so good to be home, no stent needed, and the follow up might happen in due course. I am guessing I am not classed as an urgent case now.
Many years ago, in 2009, we were in the South Island, and visited the Catlins area. This is windswept from the colder south, and all the trees bend sideways.
There are these beautiful falls, a delight for any photographer. Back then I had a tiny Canon Ixus camera, and walked carefully across some slippery rocks for this photo.
The Purakaunui Falls are a favourite place for tourists, you walk along a narrow track through the trees, just off the main road.
While we were in that area, I was taken to a quilt fabric shop, and I chose some green fabrics.
They have matured for over 12 years, and today I finally finished the bag I started so many years ago. The Koru is a spiral shape based on the unfurling silver fern, and on so many of New Zealand rugby, hockey, netball and other team jerseys, the Silver Fern is the symbol so often displayed there. There are 2 pockets inside, and it is SO roomy, perfect for a day out or a short holiday.