Having arrived back at Pauline's in the hire car I still had a few days before Dora would be ready and I could go back to Kerikeri and collect her and then return to Napier. During those days
The little Toyota hire car plodded away faithfully if with some difficulty on the long runs - or perhaps it was just me. Dora has V6 3 litres of grunt, this had 1.4 litres of squeak.
The Paradise Shelducks continued to graze
The Twins continued to visit with the Revhead at the controls.
Pauline continued to go to work
The girls continue their schooling
And until I enlarged this photo I did not realise that I was being waved goodbye - the bus was actually quite a distance away. I was really touched. Silly, perhaps, but there it is, I was.
I went and played croquet (now there's a surprise)
and the starlings continued to gather every evening