Hello friends and family
Sunday was a glorious day and so I was happy – cutting hedges, sorting penguins and their crap, picking grapes and generally enjoying myself.
Monday was wet – a different story. I sorted out my clothes – I have a lot that are perfectly Okay but I will never wear, so they can go to the charity shop, and I have some that are past their use by date and they can go to the landfill. We can drop off 2 bags at the resource recovery park in Hampden a week for free and so I will make the most of this opportunity!
Jan, Robbie and Anne came out on Tuesday and we did the monitoring rounds. The penguins have certainly noticed the lack of people here and stay on the beach until mid-morning, socializing and preening before heading out to go fishing. We released 2 more penguins so were down to only 9 in care. After tea I went to Oamaru for my groceries – click and collect happens on their timeline so I went off, not really knowing what to expect.
I was very impressed with Countdown Oamaru. On the way there I got a text to say my order was ready, and an instruction to click a link when I arrived. I was able to walk into the supermarket, around the counter and straight out again with my trolley. It is my plan to shop in Hampden from now on to support local businesses. I noticed on my way to Oamaru that autumn had arrived. One of the great joys of living in the south is having four seasons. The poplars and willows are stunning.
My Wednesday trip to town to get the ‘flu jab never happened because the surgery had run out of injections, so I expect to go this week. The team were back on Thursday – another quiet day – foggy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon and little wind. We are trapping a lot of predators and on Friday I renewed the rat poison under the house and the freezer. Another feature of Autumn.
Have a great week!