Here we are in the Pulman Hotel ballroom, waiting for dinner to be served. I’m starving, might have to eat my third bread roll.
I went down to the beach for a run this afternoon, and stopped for a look at the new sub-division. The developers have obviously spent a lot of money on planting up the stormwater ponds.
This weekend, Felicity and I have been exploring the Manukau harbour foreshore around Manurewa.
On my run this afternoon I passed through the old Clemows orchard, down near Rosedale Rd. On the public reserve between the houses and the creek, there are dozens of old apple trees, where those in the know can get free fruit in season.
I surprised two wild deer as I arrived at the Connifer Grove picnic area in Woodhill Forest this morning. Bikes travel fairly quietly, so I was only a hundred metres or so away before they bounded off. A normal height wire fence didn’t even slow them down!
Yesterday I got to walk through the new tunnel, just before it becomes a motorway. It was remarkably clean, having been completely vaccumed for a $350-a-plate black tie dinner the night before.
My mother’s landscaping project got finished today. I went over for lunch and to do a quick inspection.