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We left Port Underwood at 02:00 hrs to make an appointment with our macrobiotic accountant in Christchurch.

While Andrew drove through the night, I slept on a mattress laid out in the back. The dog made it clear he was unimpressed with sharing his boot space by sitting on my face. We argued. Then we kissed and made up. Afterwards, every time I opened my eyes, Jed’s big furry head was on my pillow staring at me soulfully if not downright romantically. Sometimes he burped post-digested possum. Puppy love: over-rated.

I was surprised how well I slept, even though the SH1 from Blenheim to Kaikoura is hardly conducive to balancing on top of a triple-folded mattress. But I was lulled to sleep by the thunder of the tyres on the road and the stars swirling by the window and I was only dimly aware of the wedges of orange light washing across my face in the townships.

We’re staying with the Outlaws in Oamaru for the next few weeks. Normal service will resume next Sunday. In the meantime, I hope you all have a happy Easter infested with chocolate bunnies.


Comments on: "Puppy love: overrated" (3)

  1. Beautiful road trip poetry Niamh – sleeping in the back seat of a car without a care in the world is something I recall from my childhood.


  2. Anonymous said:

    Watched the Royal Wedding last night with a group of friends. Not sure what to make of it, but at one point everyone else in the room heard Phillip Schofield say “doesn’t Kate’s wedding dress look gorgeous”. I, however, distinctly heard him say “Niamh Shaw is a cock” instead. Will be lodging formal complaint with BBC. There is absolutely no need to discuss these sorts of things on such a special day, especially when children may be up and listening to such filth.

  3. deadlyjelly said:

    MarkJ – without a care in the world apart from the potential suffocation from my dog sitting on my face.



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