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.
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
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.
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.