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Too hot to sleep

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      5 comments

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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      6 comments

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

Jury service

Monday, January 26, 2015      5 comments

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

Saturday, January 24, 2015      7 comments

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

Friday, January 23, 2015      10 comments

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

Monday, January 19, 2015      10 comments

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...

Friday, January 16, 2015      7 comments

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

The beach

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      8 comments

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

The river

Monday, January 12, 2015      11 comments

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...

Friday, January 09, 2015      7 comments

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

Party prep

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      7 comments

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

Deep relaxation

Saturday, January 03, 2015      8 comments

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014      8 comments

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

Friday, December 19, 2014      10 comments

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

Monday, December 15, 2014      12 comments

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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