Christchurch was lovely though.
However, glad to be home and I noticed that every time I walked out the kitchen door there was an awful lot of cheeping going on. It was definitely coming from the Winter Jasmine which climbs up the wall:
I watched a while and saw the robins flying out. Further investigation revealed this:
Around the front of the house, in the porch, next to a nest that I think sparrows built earlier this year, the swallows are busy flying in and out. So I clambered up the wall and took this:
Meanwhile the little gosling gets bigger everyday. His (or her) parents and auntie take great care of him, never letting him out of their sight
So, lots to look at!