The first of October brought a downpour to remember with over three inches falling, and today was memorable for another reason. Hetty was not the only one booked in for treatment, it was the day of my "well man" check. As the Doc said, this was life changing, so he drew the curtains around us as one of us was partially clothed, asked me to roll on my side and face the wall, pull my knees to my chest and to try and relax. Not an easy feat, especially when the jovial medicine man tapped me on the shoulder and said "Right, brace yourself" as he waggled a gloved finger and put it where, if humans had warning signs there would be a big red one saying "No Entry". The sudden but expected probing did have an interesting side effect, my hearing improved, this was due to the wax suddenly popping out of my ears. In a second it was over, my prostate was not a cause for concern and the Doc and I joked that perhaps next time we met we would just shake hands. On a serious note, a lot of men fail to have these check ups due to embarrassment. I would rather die of embarrassment than prostate cancer.
Having been in weather where aqualung would have been an advantage it was a great end to the day to take the Berners around the Bonsai Mountain in glorious sunshine. We really can have four seasons in one day here. Then the sunset was another stunner. I will never tire of standing on the helipad and looking at the view.