June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th and a full moon

As I was born on the 13th, this date holds no superstitious fears for me. It is considered a lucky day for us.  I was 13 on Friday the 13th...
today - so far so good! But, the moon is rising as I write. That might be another story.

It has been an interesting week - gloomy skies, grey days and heavy rain has drenched us all and created flooding, mainly in North Canterbury, while strong storm winds have swept Auckland where Mark was working.  Jaz and the girls have been home all week in Rangiora as schools were closed out there.  It is also rare for the whole main North Highway to be closed. We had a few students stuck getting into town this week.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Rangiora-and-Kaiapoi-inundated-with-flooding/tabid/423/articleID/347984/Default.aspx

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/10138639/North-Canterbury-homes-and-roads-flood


Huge relief to sit in sunshine today and watch things dry out again.  Having the new roof on has been great - next step the new gutters.

Poppy spent a day home with Alex this week, who is studying for his uni exam. He posted this pic - love it
Duck viciously mauled in attack. Perpetrator waits by victim anxiously awaiting recovery; most likely will re-offend. #PoppyandDuck#Toomuchfreetime


Alex taking his jelly shots to a party was also the reason for a picture I took last week - first time I think I have had this for breakfast!

Brunch...Roast pork, vege soup ( homemade), jelly vodka shots (thanks Alex Richardson), chocolate brownie (thanks Libby Stuart), and coffee. Happy Sunday 

Mid June for us is the week of birthdays - starting yesterday with Alex. Jess and Kirsty are next week.
Had a wonderful get together here - just waiting for the actual pictures to arrive from James!  We were warm and cosy with plenty of candles going, and there was wine, and Moet with fish and chips, raspberry and white chocolate moussecake, followed by Baileys.


Tomorrow will also be the fourth anniversary of Arch's death on Mt Hutt.... I still find it hard to believe. It is strange how much has changed since then - and know he never felt any of the earthquakes or saw what has happened to the city. Perhaps more importantly, it is sad that he doesn't get to see his children growing up.

Had a lovely (but totally non alcoholic for me anyway) lunch at Pomeroy's pub today to farewell the latest class who are leaving us. Great meal - lovely place. 
All the best everyone :)


and now it is Friday... yes TGIF!
I am engrossed in Diana Gabaldon's latest book and finally have time to read it over the weekend. 
The short term future beckons with more birthday partiess, some flights, a conference, All Blacks, time to catch up with many friends ... so once I have recovered from the week, survived the full moon, and caught up on everything - it will be awesome :)

Have a lovely weekend.

1 comment:

  1. An action-packed period for you, it seems! The mentioning of chocolate mousse cake and Baileys made my mouth water...

    Never been superstitious about the number 13, either - nor about any of the other popular "omens", good or bad.

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