Another year older today (yes a day after my sister-in-law). I looked at my post this time last year and I commented on yet more rain with high temperatures. It has been the same today. 97% humidity was forecast and I awoke to heavy rain.
I had been going to join my friend, Doug, walking his dog but decided against it and had an extra hour in bed. I had asked Doug to come around tonight for a meal but he called in this morning and announced that he was going to bring sandwiches and fruit etc. to save me having to do the preparation - now how nice is that.
Anyway, at 10 a.m. my friend Lynn arrived and we went to Mokaba at the Town Basin for a coffee and I had a delicious frittata. The rain had stopped but it was quite muggy. By the time we got back it was a bit cooler so I finally got around to doing some vacuuming (yes on my birthday). I spent the rest of the day taking it easy, reading and having nice long chats on the phone. One call was from a cousin in England who has friends that visit the north of New Zealand each year. After talking to him I phoned them and they are passing through Whangarei on Wednesday so will call in.
At about 5.30 Doug arrived complete with delicious gluten free sandwiches (some ham and some salmon) and some nectarines and peaches and we sat outside chatting and eating - he has just gone home and shortly at 7.30 Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey is on television so we will both sit and watch that in our respective homes.
I have been thoroughly spoiled and given some lovely presents.
Only a year till I get free parking in Whangarei and if the last year is anything to go by that year will fly.
I see my hydrangeas are not nearly as advanced as they were in my post a year ago.