The summer had to end sometime

Leaving the party

It has been a glorious summer of warm weather, lots of sunshine and little wind. It would appear that this has ended today with the advent of heavy rain and high winds, normal service resuming. That all said some rain will be welcome in the garden.

Over the last month we’ve been out visiting a few fairs and festivals and have also been starting to get into a DIY mindset (while working through some planning differences between what we want to do and what the local developer will allow). First up was the Newtown Fairand we had a pleasant morning walk looking at all the stalls and entertainment on show.

Smiling happy people
Smiling happy people
Dancing with a smile
Dancing with a smile
Balloon entertainment
Balloon entertainment

We also spent an afternoon at the first Cuba Duba festival in Wellington. There were theatrics, music, a huge variety of street food and stages full of interesting entertainment. We didn’t manage to see Spanish hair wizards Osadia at work but their work was always crowd stopping as those who had been worked on wandered the festival turning heads and drawing compliments.

Different festival, more joyful dancing
Different festival, more joyful dancing
Hairdressing at another level
Hairdressing at another level
The dragon and El Matador
The dragon and El Matador
Street parade
Street parade
Red rose petals
Red rose petals

A change of pace had Keryn designing a planter box and after purchasing the required wood and a few new tools I was set the task of constructing the piece. An afternoon and mornings work and we had a new planter box ready for filling.

Watching mum measuring her design
Watching mum measuring her design
Happy days
Happy days
The finished planter
The finished planter

And sometime during all this Alayna decided that crawling wasn’t the transportation be-all and end-all and has started walking :)

Walking!
Walking!

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