We're back after a great couple of weeks back in NZ. Number 1 priority was to get introduced to grandchild number 1 - Judah Gabriel. He's a pretty excellent little guy who is in a hurry to get on with life. Sleeping is good - in small doses.
Time with his grandmum (top) and me in male multi-tasking mode: bonding with the little guy and getting my afternoon nana-nap.
NZ spring-time - outside the window at Kara and Josh's house, the tuis are busy in the kowhai tree. This is something I really miss in Cambodia - we have such an absence of bird-life
We all had time in New Plymouth too so that my mum could meet her third great-grandie. Also accomplished - brand new, super-chipped passports. Our old ones were literally down to the last page.
24 Aussie hours on our way home gave us enough time to zip up to Toowoomba in time for Sunday morning church and to watch the AB's final with Melody and Dave. Good friend Adrian joined us around the telly and together we got much older over 90 minutes - not the walk in the park that the French were meant to give us.
It is so heartening to return to the Healing Home and find everything going forward with excellence. Patients being cared for; staff in good spirits. Just the washing machine to sort - mousies have got into the control panel and eaten a kilo of wiring!