Last weekend our city was visited by the cruise ship Volendam. This is the ship that we spent 7 days on in 2009 travelling around the inside passage in Alaska. I think this is the first cruise ship to visit our city so you can imagine the excitement it caused. While we were down at the port to see the ship we came across this cockatoo with his owner. The bird is very tame and just sitting on his owners arm. I was so busy photographing the bird it took me a while to realise that I knew the owner - his partner works at the same firm as my husband.
It is a quiet New Years Eve for us - we have our two oldest granddaughters staying over and they have just gone to bed.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year.