Saturday, 29 January 2011
BANNISHED TO THE BUS FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND
By choice, our choice that is.
We have paying house guests again. It all helps. We have fence repairs, things we need like a slow cooker, (crock pot), and groceries.
Today when we walked through our gate this is what we saw 4 or 5 houses along the street. This is the wide grassy berm. We had another summer storm. Last weekend roads were closed too.
We woke up to lots of water lying around and just along he street where there's been a blocked drain forever. The children took full advantage of the lake that formed.
All day children were coming down to play in our new pond. Parents drove down in their SUVs with their toddlers
There was enough water to bring out the canoes.
I walked off toward the beach looking back to take these two photos. Parents were watching as the pond was more than one metre, (3 feet) deep in places
I guess it made a change from the sea which was a little rough for youngsters.
Surfs up at Matarangi.
An offshore wind and lots of sea spray. Not much beach left to walk on at high tide.
Cyclone Wllma dropped a bucket load of rain. Fortunately we didn't get much wind but again roads were closed and the morning paper didn't get through so John had his little walk to the shop for nothing more than exercise. The second time he went I sweetly persuaded him to get me a cappuccino to go.
The tummy bug I had took ages to recover from. I was nauseous and dizzy with no energy for nearly a week. I'm just now, 10 days later, beginning to get back into my healthy routine. It looks as though January is a bit of a wash out as far as weight loss goes and now I have to begin building up my walking distance and swimming again.
Tomorrow I'll probably go to church and then we'll stop off at Mum's for family lunch as my brother is staying and my 94 year old uncle will also be there. His last visit, planned for last weekend was postponed because of weather. My cousin and her husband will bring him up and they should have an uneventful trip.