Wellington day out again!

Yesterday was a good day to visit Wellington again but

I did not go!

There was a big passenger ship in the harbor  and I looked forward to take photos of it,


I did not go –

and today the ship wasn’t there anymore.

This morning I decided I’ll go in to Wellington and hope for the best.

The weather was really not of the best.

I took some photos and still enjoyed the trip.

The trip from Upper Hutt to Wellington by train takes 50 minutes.

I walked around the harbor for about an hour and a half

back by train took another 50 minutes.

I have been out for 3 hours and now I am relaxing and am going to show some photos.



Anzac Cookies

My International student has to bake Anzac cookies.

(The assignment is for Monday. We are going away for the weekend. There won’t be time during the weekend to do it!)

I went with her to the shops to buy the ingredients.

She had to use the recipe to see what and how much she needed.

I let her do the buying and also the baking.

I only supervised her when needed.


Hard at work



End result!

They look and taste good!

Surprise for Trompie!

Every morning when Trompie and I go for our first walk

we walk the same way,

Passing the same houses and also Trompie’s friends.

Buddy is one of Trompie’s first cat friends.

Buddy is very friendly and open for friendship.

Buddy has another cat living with him whose name is


Taking the s away from Snoopy gave the owner


Well, Noopy isn’t that dog friendly.

He is getting there to be friendly.

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Story Telling: Letter A

My Story Telling : Letter A





Pocket Oxford Dictionary says:

ADORE –Regard with deep respect and affection;

like greatly

ADORABLE – charming,delightful

These three photos are from Trompie at two months.

(Taken 2010-11-12)

Today he is still





Glad I started the first day of the year 2013 with


Come and join in the fun! Visit   http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/tagged-a/

And get the LETTER A rolling

Story challenge : letter W – WHAT a WONDERFUL WORLD


Story Challenge: Letter “W”


I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.


I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.


The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people going by

I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do

They’re really saying I love you.


I hear babies crying, I watch them grow

They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


Story telling : Letter U for Unchained melody

Story Challenge: Letter “U”

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Unchained Melody

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Origin of song

In 1955, Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained,[4] and their song eventually became known as the “Unchained Melody”. The song does not actually include the word “unchained”, and songwriter Zaret chose instead to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a “long, lonely time”.[4] The 1955 film centers around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison to live life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family.[4]

With Todd Duncan singing the vocals,[2] the song was nominated for an Oscar in 1955, but the Best Song award went to the hit song “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing“.

The best known version of “Unchained Melody” was recorded by The Righteous Brothers. This song was produced by Phil Spector in 1965, credited to The Righteous Brothers, but performed as a solo by Bobby Hatfield, who later recorded versions credited solely to him. This recording climbed to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965. It reached #14 in the UK in 1965.





Story challenge: Letter T

You guessed right! I am going to use dear TROMPIE for my letter T


stands for


The photo says it all!

I took Trompie to the vet to check his micro chip.

Could not find it and

he had to go back for a new one!

Poor Trompie, it is a think needle they use to put it in.

Here is the “wound”.

Waiting at the gate to meet his friend next door.

Showing off next to this grand car!