Frogs in my garden

My father is making a very speedy recovery now and going from strength to strength which is a huge relief. This means I can start worrying about unimportant things that don’t matter like staining white sofas.

Some new sofas arrived yesterday afternoon. We got rid of ours in New Zealand before the move and our rental came with sofas so we haven’t needed any. I decided to get Ikea sofas with white covers. White might seem like a dumb choice but my logic was that I can bleach white. Other colours can’t be bleached. Yesterday I was stuffing all the cushions into their covers and somehow cut my finger and ended up bleeding all over a couple of them. Fortunately it washed off with soap and cold water.

Elizabeth said something funny last night. Ben was reading her a story and in the story one of the characters says, “For Pete’s sake”. Elizabeth said, “Sake is a bad word, isn’t it?”. She’s obviously heard the other version: “For *** sake”.

We have two Victoria plum trees in our new garden and they’re fruiting right now. The plums are delicious. Here’s a pic:


I also found this tiny frog just beneath the tree:


He was only a couple of centimetres long.