Hello lovely family and friends
If you are familiar with Wellington, you will know where this is.
Our youngest is a winter baby, but decided to postpone his 15th birthday bash until summer/ish, so that he and his crew could swim, and then play soccer. They all caught the ferry in Wellington City, and travelled across the harbour to Days Bay, where they joined the throng of other young things jumping off the wharf, and frolicking in the sea. They jumped off multiple times with a skateboard, trying to do various tricks, until it sank into the depths. Then they strolled to the pavilion park, showing off their newly acquired muscles (because most of them now do weights) and each inhaled a pizza. While they were doing so, various gorgeous babes in bikinis strolled past. The boys all remained oblivious, until a sports car (with a male driver) drove past, whereupon their heads turned in unison, as if by clockwork…. The moral of the story is – girls, if you want to be noticed by boys, drive past in a Maserati (bikini is optional).
Boys are very entertaining, one just has to sit quietly next to a group of them, and try to keep a straight face and not laugh too loudly.
The closest I have got to painting recently, is winning an Amazon gift voucher and using it to buy more paint brushes. I almost bought a novel, but the lure of good blender brushes, and new fine tips won, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs…
They just arrived! How exciting is that? Try not to be jealous…
Next week I’m gonna do me some paintin’ with them there brushes!
And, speaking of painting, if you would like to buy a print, and have it arrive before Christmas, my November print sale is still on:
I am revelling in having my little mother here. She arrived at midnight on Tuesday. My oldest was very amused that she chose to travel assisted (being wheeled to the front of the line in a wheelchair, etc.). We thought it was very reasonable, since she is 85, but he says she was “pulling a gangsta”, since she can walk. He’d like to try it himself next time he travels…
So, this week, if at all possible, may you make your Mum a cup of Earl Grey tea! May you drive a Maserati in your beach gear! And may you spend time with teenagers!