The highlight of last week was when we were treated to a visit from blogger friend Rebecca the Wrecker, and her partner Mr Accordian.
While Rebecca was over here, she collected gemstones from NZ beaches for her amazing jewellery (do take a look at her site) while Mr Accordian, a musician, collected sounds. (And do take a look at his site too - fascinating stuff there as well!)
I showed Rebecca a favourite stone I have from my father's collection of Orepuki gemstones, and she was able to identify what kind it is. Something I have long wanted to know.
Mr Accordian sussed out our piano (often neglected in our household these days as ABM has more or less turned to golf.) When he played it, piano music once more frolicked joysomely* through our house. Mr Accordian described it as a 'bright' piano. I'm tempted now to tell it every day just how intelligent it is. (Just kidding.)
As we said goodbye after a visit that was too short, Rebecca and I agreed that now we can verify, for the blogging world, each other's existence. What an interesting, creative pair they are; we really enjoyed their company.
*I've decided this should be a word - especially when it applies to our piano.
And the highlight for this week would have to be today when I dropped in at Otago University Press with the painting M did for the cover of my next book, 'made for weather'. I'm overwhelmed with the painting, just completed this weekend. It's quite beautiful.
In the weekend we paid a visit to ABM's parents in Queenstown.
ABM did a little leaf-raking.
A friendly neighbourhood cat dropped in to supervise.
Mr Garden Frog will soon be taken indoors to weather the winter there. I wish someone would do that for me!