'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Granny Goes on Holiday

Perhaps you remember Granny from such memorable posts of mine as 'Going to the Museum with Granny' and 'Tasting Food from Around the World'.

Granny in the old bathhouse at the Rotorua Museum

Granny tasting bahklava with Natalie

Well, if Granny had a blog, her post today might be something like this:

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'm so excited.  I have told the man in the front house to keep an eye on my little cottage.  Jan will come in and mow the lawns and Ted will phone her when I am due back so she can come in and give the place a dust and vac.
Because tomorrow I'm off to Australia!  I'm going to be staying with my elder daughter and her husband in their lovely new house in the tropical forests near Cairns.

They've sent pictures of some of the creatures they've spotted around their house already.  Some of these I'm looking forward to seeing for myself.  Others perhaps not so much.

Long-nosed bandicoots...

Spotted tree monitor lizards over a metre long.... !

Huge moths...

I'm told Pandemelons are not a type of melon...

Kookaburras to wake me in the morning

Bush turkeys

Sunbirds in the acacias
A tiny tree frog on my son-in-law's finger

But here's the creature I'm mostly looking forward to seeing!  My daughter.


  1. Oh Wow Katherine ~ tell Granny to drop in for a cuppa :). I hope her time in Australia is really relaxing.

  2. Granny looks like a wise old gal

  3. I wish Granny a really good holiday with lots of stories to tell on her return.

  4. Have a good holiday Granny. Once you've visited Carol in Cairns, perhaps you'd like to pop-in for tea with my daughter in Rocky. Bon voyage!

  5. Thanks for your wishes and invitations folks. I'll pass them on to Granny.

  6. Hope she has some mozzie repellant with her, that looks like mozzie territory to me !! Hope she has a great trip.

  7. Bon voyage, Granny! Hurry back with lots of photographs and memories to share.

  8. Kookaburras are terrible hamburger robbers. Wish granny a save trip.


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