I guess there have been some other things keeping me away from the computer. I was sick after Easter with a mysterious lurgy that filled me with snot and rendering me as limp as a dish rag, took my voice. So badly that when I called in sick the team leader laughed at me. It's been about two weeks and I feel fine now, but my voice is still a bit croaky and doesn't like to be near wood smoke or cold or dust. Went back to work last week and they took pity on me and sent me to
We had a birthday party for Grace. Right in the middle of when I was quite sick. But we were very organised and mum came and helped on the day, as did one of the dads. The food was well timed and the cake suitably bunny shaped. Given that it was a drop off party, we could have organised a few more games. It did get a little wild in patches. Apart from the pinata, their favourite game turned out to be making big stinky potions in a rain barrel. And they zoomed around a lot - especially loving the path around the shed G had tried to block off.
And the back ground noise to all this has been the sounds of demolition. A neighbourhood landmark is fast disappearing before our eyes. I took these photos last weekend and it's been reduced by half again since then. I took new pictures today but haven't downloaded them yet. It's a bit sad as I'm very fond of the old Kodak building. You can see it from our kitchen window. Although not for much longer.