It has been some months since I saw my god-daughter (actually Christmas - eeeeek!!!) and she is now a climbing, stroppy, chatty, funny 18m.o. So if anyone would like one of these please contact my friend b/c I think her patience has gone.
We met up here.
Yes, that's right. We went to the land of the movie star giant rabbits. I tried to get their autographs but their people weren't letting the general public anywhere near.......
There were also some very tall folks. Quite quiet but nice enough. Apparently mixed relationships are very much de rigeur here.
Having spent some many minutes laughing at these fellas ripping chunks off whizzy cars last time we were here, we didn't actually go through this rough neighbourhood. We were in CK's posh car and he was a tad worried about the local hoodies.
It is a colourful area; all the old hippies hang around in their tie-dye and long coats. For old folks they make a hell of a racket with all their old hippy music.
Over on the other side of town they are a much more pushy lot. It really is all about them or nothing!
There is a Chinese curse along the lines of 'May you live in interesting times' and it seems so many around me are. This morning I got an 8a.m. phone call from a friend asking if I could have her girls for the school run and until she got home. She is seven months pregnant. Well, she was.
After school this afternoon my friend's husband rang and spoke with the older daughter (8 y.o.) and, as I watched, her worried face cleared. She now has a brother! This family is practised in NICU (Neo-Natal Intesive Care Unit) - the younger daughter was just as prem and had a VERY touch and go first week. T.G. he is well, just early. To date he hasn't a definite name - Ck has put forward Agamemnon. I don;t thnk they are going for it somehow!
Tomorrow I get more information. Until then we just remain grateful he is doing well.