Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local news, marking time...

It's 7 weeks since I had my thyroidectomy, I'm healing well, but I'm just really marking time till the next stage of the journey. On the 7th of April I go 'radioactive'! It's a thyroid thing…but to prepare for that, I have had to stop taking the medication which I take to replace what the thyroid does normally, and I also have to eat a low iodine diet to make the thyroid cancer cells desperate, then ZAP!

In the meantime here are a few things I have been doing recently.
I managed to get to see the sculpture exhibition 'Shapeshifter' on about the last day of the Wellington Festival of the arts.
Yes this is a sculpture

Last weekend I went to the Wine Country quilt exhibition in Waipukurau which is about 4 hours from Wellington. My quilt group, Coastal Quilters, hired a bus and we left at 7.30am and got back in the late afternoon.
My favorite quilt was by Lyn Stoddart, and was a wonderfully warm wool 'wagga'' style quilt.
This week I have also been taking photos of slightly silly signs.

This is a painting on a power box, the eyes are stuck on later by some joker! 

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Why not just print the letters smaller?

sparrows eating the bread outside the bread shop

 The weather today from Tawa Countdown supermarket. Looks quite rural really
below is more like it, our street is all dug up and has been for weeks. Its hair raising driving over these drawbridges and sometimes I can't get out of the driveway at all.


  1. Sorry to hear you have been through all that Clare. Somehow I had missed that. Best wishes for a very speedy recovery. P

  2. Thanks Philippa, I'm past the worst of it now, but recovering from the follow up treatment has been a bit Yuk!