I've been reading about the mild winter temps in Florida.
Weather for Tampa, FL, USA
|18°C | °F||Tue||Wed||Thu||Fri|
|Wind: SE at 23 km/h|
I think that's hilarious. We are expecting some horrible stuff with heavy rain warnings. That will put a dampner on New Year festivities. Typical Pacific cyclone, (hurricane), side blow for this time of year.
For goodness sake, it's supposed to be summer.
It doesn't keep the kids, big and small, out of the water. One of our sons and his cousin were out riding the surf in 'sit-on-top canoes' today. The easterly breeze had a cold southerly bite. I was surprised they stayed out so long considering they were not wearing wet suits.
We are being kept busy with preparing our house for holiday bookings. We're going to Rotorua to spend New Year with our son who lives there.
Christmas Day we spent with Mum. Our daughter prepared the meal and did a lovely job of it. I took a pavlova ..... meringue type cake covered in whipped cream and fresh strawberries. My brother, his wife and daughter and our Rotorua son joined us for lunch, The night before, on Christmas Eve we all met up briefly at Mum's with my niece and her family. who live in Bali, before going three doors along to visit the Christmas House. It's been quite a relaxed time of food, gifts and family.
|CHRISTMAS MORNING VISITOR.|
THIS SHAG WALKED RIGHT UP TO JOHN
AS HE TOOK THE PHOTOGRAPH.
IT SEEMED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH PEOPLE
....MAYBE ONCE IT WAS A PET.
|MUM'S CHRISTMAS TREE BEFORE WITH ALL THE GIFTS|
|FAMILY FROM BALI|
|MUM, GREAT GRANDMOTHER |
WITH 3 OUT OF 9
|CHRISTMAS HOUSE, WHITIANGA|
|TRANSPORTING PAVLOVA IS A |
30 MINUTES ON A TIGHTLY WINDING ROAD
|WHERE'S THE FOOD|
I DID IT ALL ON MY OWN
|TRIFLE, PAVLOVA, FRUIT SALAD, |
BOWL OF MIXED SUMMER FRUITS,
WHAT A FEAST
|GETTING COMFY BEFORE SIESTA TIME|
|A PERFECT DAY|