How I enjoy it when my neighbour asks if I would mind feeding their dog and giving him a bit of a run, because they'll be away for a night. That means I can venture down the road; sometimes I walk, other times if I'm in a rush or if it's raining I take the car. They have a gorgeous garden and at this time of year there is a delicious display of spring flowers, gerberas, freesias, violets, camelias, a vibrant yellow grevillea and a profusion of primulas, to name a few. I was even lucky enough to see a Macleay's Swallowtail in the veggie patch, though it flits its wings at such a pace that it was really hard to get a decent photo.
(Just to clarify...the first photo is actually through a spider's web...not a window as my husband thought.)
As I was writing this post, the following words from the theme song
to the long running Australian TV series 'Neighbours' kept playing in my ears!
To excuse myself, I don't watch it, but we all know the theme song,
which I learnt today was written by Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch. Well fancy that!
Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours With a little understanding, you can find the perfect blend Neighbours, should be there for one another That's when good neighbours become good friends Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours Just a friendly wave each morning, helps to make a better day Neighbours, need to get to know each other Next door is only a footstep away
I love visiting my neighbour when she's home too, because she is a friend as well as a neighbour.
Are you lucky enough to have a neighbour like that?
Bye for now