Too hot to sleep
Its a funny old world, isn't it? Here I am struggling to get enough sleep because it is hit and stuffy, while over in the US, people are struggling to cope with blizzard conditions.... Read more
Relosing countdown. One week down and twelve to go.
On my return from holiday I just... picked up on my weight loss program. After one week I have repost 10#. Late last year I had several abortive attempts to get on track but didnt follow through. But now, rested and indulged, it seems natural, ... Read more
This week I am on jury service. Yesterday we attended, all 150 of us, and about forty were balloted to the trial. Then the second ballot in the court room, in which the lawyers got to challenge us as our names were called. As the prosepctive ju... Read more
Putting things to rights in the garden
Yesterday was a big gardening day. I slept so well the night before, but not so long last night, because it was hot...
We were so busy clearing the greenery DH trimmed, we took two trips to the dump, but managed to fit in a couple of visits to... Read more
Back to business
Yet another hot day, thankfully it is the last day of my first week back at work.
Got home and spent some time in the garden, chatting with neighbors then doing some gardening.
Lawn has just been mowed and DH hired a pole trimmer and spent f... Read more
Well, yes, the plan
We travelled home today and it was a very hot day. So we sweltered in the car and the ferry. A whole day of traveling, waking at 7 am and arriving home at 6.30 pm. Our dear tenant prepared a welcome home BBQ for us, so when we arrived there was ... Read more
The end of the summer weather...
Not really, but we were woken at night by heavy rain on our iron roof. What great timing as everything has been so parched and our water tanks need replenishing.
Today we pack up and head for Motueka, just an hour away but because of the speci... Read more
We joined some friends at Tata Beach yesterday for a kayaking experience. The water was so warm in comparison to the river. I water walked and swam, then it was time to get in the tandem kayak. DH was the principal propulsion power. We fell out... Read more
It was too hot today. We were cast in whatever cool places we could find. It was so hot I couldn't even think of walking to the river, so we drove to the swimming hole that had just a little walk down. It is called the Miners' Pool.
Then, t... Read more
Do be do be do...
A friend just said, that is what our lives should be. Do. Be. Do. Be. Do.
Not do do do do.
This holiday I've had a lot of being, but the last week a heap of doing. Today is the day to make salads and set up the tables, then let the party beg... Read more
Things are hotting up here with preparation for our party underway. We are celebrating 40 years of group ownership of our holiday property and people are coming from as far as Sweden to join in the fun. A long trip, so it better be good!
We be... Read more
Happy New Year Sparkies.
We have intermittent internet in our remote holiday spot. Mostly I have been reading, watching a few shows on the computer-Peaky Blinders and the Fall. We walk and swim in the river or drive to the beach and swim.
Mo... Read more
The rain is lifting
Mostly it's been around 30 Centigrade in Golden Bay since we arrived so I was thankful for the soft rain today. We walked around by the river in the rain, and forded the stream with out any regard for getting our feet and shoes and leggings very... Read more
Packing for our summer holiday
The house is in disarray because we are packing for our trip and we are taking everything. In the meantime, everything is spread out in various places but by the end of the day it will be stowed in the car.
I don't know what possessed me but w... Read more
And the band played on
Today was hot, Sparkies, hot and mostly still. Searing in the sun, where I sat with my niece eating a Mille Fieulle, her birthday treat for me. Still hot while I watered the wildflower meadow I have just sown. Hot when the brass band playing Chr... Read more
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