I'm having difficulty getting videos to work well on this site, so I'm trying some here as part of my technical troubleshooting. The first is a small one from my iPhone showing my granddaughter Sarah (NZ Navy) in the Anzac Day parade in Sydney in 2015. It's only a 14MB file, so hopefully the system will cope with it.
PS On my Mac it still took 6 seconds to start, and 30 seconds on my iPad! How about you?
Cass Maddox, born today to Heather Hutton and Tony Maddox, Whangarei, NZ. Paul's first great-grandchild.
Anne went to Melbourne for a one-day course with Fowlers Vacola in which she learned lots of things to do with tomatoes. She returned laden with jars of fresh tomato sauce, relish, and passata, as well as lots of inspiration for fruit drying and other sorts of preserving.
Two nights at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens.
A quick 2-night trip to Melbourne, partly for the Van Gogh exhibition at the NGV, and partly for someone's birthday, celebrated with a meal at Maha, our favourite restaurant in Australia. This time we stayed in a serviced apartment in "jumping" Degraves Street, near Flinders Street Station, rather than in a hotel.
Last Tuesday (30 May) we took a drive to visit the Australian Botanic Gardens at Mt Annan, near Campbelltown in the south-western outskirts of Sydney. It was about an hour and a half's journey each way, most of it on unpleasant motorway with the inevitable heavy trucks racing past.
Here she is arriving at Auckland airport last Saturday morning.