Both kids have been sick, but Garland has copped the worst of this bug. On Saturday I decided to have him checked out, so we made the half hour drive to our local hospital for a GP visit. It's never nice to have an excuse to go there, but that hospital has a place in my heart. The people are so lovely`1. The receptionist spent most of our waiting time cooing at Garland, and had '(her) buddy' bumped up the waiting list so we were seen a little quicker.
Dream house. Rawene.
Of course, when in Rome, one must buy coffee and food from the famous-in-NZ Boatshed cafe. The perfect perk-me-up (specially when there are smiling friendly faces behind the counter, who bring little girls free cupcakes, just 'coz).
And it wasn't until I snapped these photos as we drove past, that I realised how many cute buildings Rawene has. Nothing like being a tourist in your own town.