I’ve been out for most of the day, galivanting around enjoying myself.
A brother-in-law and his wife took me out to lunch at a little country café. What a lovely way to catch up on things, as well as all the extended family gossip.
Afterwards, we drove to a nearby garden centre – Wairere Nurseries, who are well-known for the wonderful collection of roses that they sell, alongside the usual plants and shrubs and trees.
We wandered around for quite a while, but in the end neither of us purchased anything. I was surprised to see these japonicas for sale – such an old-fashioned shrub (my grandmother grew it). Perhaps it is about to have a resurgence in popularity.
My next stop was the bookshop for a couple more puzzle books – this time, pixel puzzles and a word find book. I like to do a puzzle at night when I am having trouble sleeping.
Then it was a spur-of-the-moment visit to another sister-in-law and more gossip!
Finally, it was time to drive home. I thought I was early enough to miss the rush-hour traffic, but I was wrong. So many sections of the trip home were bumper to bumper, and negotiating some of the intersections was a bit hairy.
New Zealand Olympic athletes did well with medals today. Not bad for a little country of five million 😊