On Monday we went to the Botanic Gardens for lunch and ended up not getting home until 5pm. After a picnic lunch from New World across the road, we walked right up to the Rhododendron Dell and back down, exploring some places we hadn't seen before such as the Perennial border and the bit where the meconopsis poppies (including a purple one!) were.
|Hungry Black-backed Gull|
|Eva was practising funny faces|
|I love this azalea|
|and this one|
|Not sure what this is|
|I should get this put on a T-shirt|
|A good place to pretend to be a hobbit|
|Traditional end-of-year(ish) photo|
|Family of paradise ducks with more kids than us|
Friday morning was spent using double-sided tape and the foam to fix the clarinet. Six or seven of the pads had fallen off because the glue was old and brittle. It still needs a short piece of springy wire to make one of the keys go, but I'm working on that. When that was done we headed off to Brighton for a Homeschoolers get-together, then to Taieri Mouth for lunch, then soccer in the afternoon.
Saturday morning was music classes. This week the re-enrollment forms were handed out, so the kids have to decide what they want to do next year.
On Saturday evening we picked up Grandma and headed out to Allanton to "A Backcountry Dinner", a fundraiser for Otago Sports Chaplaincy.
Tomorrow I'm not going anywhere :)