miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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The last couple of days

My visit to the Gold Coast was short and sweet, but a real welcome break from routine. Got home late yesterday but it felt as though I'd been away a lot longer than I actually had.

Didn't do much, just bummed around the area, walking on the beach which was badly eroded from the recent high tides, and had a poke around the shops. Also made a trip to a garden pot seller where I bought two gargoyles! I'm thrilled with them. They're terracotta colour but judging from the weight in them I'd say they're made of concrete, and they're about 45cms tall. At this point I have no idea where I'm going to put them but I'm sure they'll find a home in my garden somewhere. I'll have to take photos once I get them set up.

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This was the view looking straight ahead from the unit, out to the sea. The beach was only a block away.

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Part of the pool area, taken from the unit balcony.

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Night time view, looking north. What didn't show up in this photo is the lights on top of the police car which was stationed at an intersection two blocks north; a man had been stabbed to death there in the early hours of Sunday morning and that whole block was closed off.

So, home again, and this morning my neighbour came over to ask if I'd heard or seen anything unusual last night. He had an intruder at around 9pm, up on his front porch, having clambered over a locked gate to get up there. The man fled when my neighbour confronted him - although he did ask my neighbour to let him out of the gate (and Roy refused, telling him to get out the same way he got in!). Police were called but of course the intruder was long-gone by then.

Funny thing was, at one stage last night Ziggy went a little bit mental, dashing to the back door and trying to jump up onto the handle, then rushing to the front door and repeating his actions, all the while vocalising quite loudly. This was totally new behaviour for him and I wondered what on earth his problem was. After talking to Roy, I remembered that it was while I was watching Four Corners which starts at 8.30 so it is quite possible that Roy's intruder upset Ziggy somehow. Anyway, I went out and bought a padlock for the gate at the top of my stairs today, and have actually bolted my deadlocks for the first time ever. I think that guy got enough of a fright last night to keep him way, but not taking any chances.
Tags: holiday, home

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