This weekend we set of on the 200km journey up to Hastings. Rather a sad trip this time, to support my sister Kathleen and Dennis as their younger daughter died of a brain hemorrhage in Australia last week, where she had lived for some years. We joined family and friends at a memorial get together on Saturday to remember Jody and celebrate her life. Her older sister put together a photo board showing aspects of Jody’s life, and friends had sent or brought around some lovely floral tributes.
We are staying at an apple orchard in Hastings, and apple picking is still in full swing. Some of the people staying here in their caravans and motor-homes have seasonal work at the nearby packing houses. Boxes of apples are waiting to be collected and taken to the processing centre.
Staying at the apple orchard
After recently completing my yo-yo Rudolph the Reindeer, I had packed my bag of yo-yos to make the next seasonal yo-yo toy, a snowman. And got this little lot gathered together over the weekend, so I’m quite pleased about that.
Yo-yos for a snowman