Thursday, March 26, 2009

The boy himself though this pic is from the end of last year when they first started doing stilts. This was his first run up Baldwin Street.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The gut buster

It was the gutbuster race on Baldwin Street and this year William wasn't going to race as he didn't feel fit enough so I said why not go on your stilts and he did.

He got right to the top and back and almost won the race that started after his race was finished. He got a new record for the first competitor on stilts and a photo in the local paper with a short interview too. Not bad for a 10 year old.

viv in nz

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Nine bags of apples sitting on the floor
Nine bags of apples sitting on the floor
and if one bag of apples is given to a friend there'll be
eight bags of apples sitting on the floor

and you get the idea.

One bag to my sister and half to mum and half more to another friend who made us a plate of biscuits - yum

Two bags made into fruit for breakfasts and frozen/bottled.
One bag made into apple jelly for our toast.

Added a bag from a stray wild tree - those will be kept for school lunches as they are delicious just to eat.

Add two bags more from the farm and the result is still five bags of apples to deal to - sigh!
Add two large bags of pears also from the farm which I've preserved, juiced or jellied and I think its clear what I've been up to recently and what I'll continue to be up to for a while. I've already done a few bottles of apricots and tomatoes and there is still our own apple tree to pick.

I want my new kitchen!

viv in nz