Great Winter…. Better Spring

"Paper Chase"

“Paper Chase”

After a fantastic winter, we are now experiencing a glorious Dunedin Spring. The Azaleas look particularly beautiful this year, the Daffodils have come out and the Tulips are also now emerging. There is so much work to do in the house and garden at this time of year and I have been spending hours clipping, trimming, tidying and sweeping. With my hard work and the splendid spring flowers, the garden is beginning to look ready for the summer months ahead.  

Tulips at the door

Tulips at the door

A corner of Fletcher Lodge Garden

A corner of Fletcher Lodge Garden

Azalia

Azalia

"Paper Chase"

Azalia

Fletcher !!!!

Fletcher.... Banished

Fletcher…. Banished

Meanwhile, Fletcher has been unimpressed by a short but nasty downturn in the weather. When he eventually ventured outside for a healthy run in the park, he ended up covered in mud and was not allowed back in the house. He had to endure the indignity of a bath in Dunedin’s “most southern dog wash in the world”.

Fletcher

Fletcher in Clean Mode

Dogs hate baths

Dogs hate baths

 

New Kiwis

Olga, Nadia & Michail in traditional old Russian dress at their Citizenship Ceremony

Olga, Nadia & Michail in traditional old Russian dress at their Citizenship Ceremony

An important event in our lives recently was Olga, Nadia and Michail receiving their New Zealand citizenship in Dunedin’s Town Hall (as can be seen in the fantastic picture). Olga is the housekeeper in the Lodge, and she works with me on absolutely anything that needs to be done ranging from drapes-making to gardening. Olga was a music teacher in her native Russia and Nadia (12) has taken on this passion for music. She is sweet and quiet but comes alive when playing the piano. Michail has a PhD in Biochemistry & Microbiology, and works for the University of Otago in the university’s research unit.

Fletcher

Ewa & Keith
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