It’s generally been a quiet week since the ” excitement” of last week I have made a full recovery and Annabell is well. I have maintained my liquid diet and now that we are one full week away from the event, I think it is safe to go gently back to a normal, but reduced diet, My self imposed diet included alcohol, so I have not had my usual glass of wine with my evening meal. However, starting tomorrow I will change back. The church is still quiet but we hope that things will start to improve once the mask issue is sorted out. I think I did mention that Annabell and I have both had the first Covid-19 vaccination with the second one due in three weeks,
Annabell has had a good week but I still have not gone back to the wetlands in the mornings. I
find it just as much doing a district walk and in a push I could get home quickly if needed. I miss the wetlands group but if things improve I might get back there soon. I am thinking I might get used to the so called shortage of things – Avacado reduced to $1 each and Asparagus at $1.40 a good size bunch. I had expected prices to go up fairly quickly since we do not have enough people to harvest things and I dare say they might well do so, but for the moment, enjoy the reduced prices.
Benji is well. As I said I take him out every morning. One thing I did not do is change my alarm and we still go out at 6am for a 2.5 mile hike. I think I mentioned before that we have two sets of papers for Benji, or Diageo, as he was known then. One set puts him being born in 2012 while the other set has him born in 2010, so he is either 11 or 9 this month. I wont have a fuss but I have bought him a new toy- I mean every boy should have a Teddy Bear. I still feel bad about having to confine him to my room when Connor is here but I do not want a repeat of the problem and although it has been several years now, I suspect it is still in Benji’s mind. Perhaps next year when Connor is Five and a bit more mature. However, one and a half hours a fortnight, is not really a great imposition, and I do make sure doors are closed when I nip in to see him and have a quick chat with him, so he is not totally abandoned
After lunch I made sure that Annabell was ok then took Benji for a drive to the Lighthouse. We had a wander around the area and I tried out a new lens. After that we drove to Fitzgerald Bay, around the coast and up to the Shingle Ridge. I took a fair number of photographs but I just didn’t get the setting right and I ended up deleting most of them when I got home and put the disc into the computer. I don’t think even Lightroom could have helped.
At the back of my property I have two very large Eucalyptus trees. I don’t like this type of tree to begin with but these two trees I dislike even more. They are big, full of leaves most of which end up all over my garden. They are such that I cannot do a lot. Everything gets covered in their leaves and their leaves are messy and everywhere. I had flower beds but the volume of leaves that came from those trees killed the soil. That’s what happens with those leaves – they drop leaves, branches and shed bark. I try to clean up but all it takes with these trees is a puff of wind and down the leaves come and they do not not break down like other leaves. Anyway, I have decided to bring in a tree tree service company and have them examine the trees with a view to getting rid of them. And if it is any consolation, I don’t like this, but it needs to be done- for safety and my peace of mind – it needs to be done.