I wasn't expecting this in the parking area at shops in Auckland
or this when I went up a side road off SH16, next to Alan Gibbs property, thinking I might get a better view of his artworks. It turned out the side road lead to an alternative entrance to his farm and there, just inside the gate, was the welcoming committee. It strutted across the gateway in front of us, then turned shy.
I hadn't planned on going to Auckland until the middle of the week when I learned my English niece would be in town for a few days. I invited my grand-daughters to come and keep me company for the drive, and Shayde accepted - for which I am very thankful.
As well as catching up with my lovely niece, I also got to go to my other grand-daughter, Jami's end of year hip hop concert. That made two concerts in one week, as I'd gone to a dance concert Shayde was performing in during the week. No photos were allowed at Jami's concert, for privacy reasons. At the end of the show we were invited to line up and buy the video. Strange that! Privacy issues aren't so important when it comes to profit.
Those who know Shayde will be able to pick her out performing in her concert. As luck would have it, hers is about the only face that is recognizable. So I shouldn't be in trouble with the privacy police.