We have done a lot since then - mainly walks including a couple up Parihaka. The plan is to walk up (or is it over) Mt. Aubrey during the holiday period and also re-do Mt. Manaia. A lot of this is to with a birthday coming up this month with a zero on the end. Feel I must keep my fitness up.
It also helps with the stress. I am finding it hard not to feel guilty as far as Max is concerned. The Home had a Christmas lunch last week but I don't think he knew what was going on. I will visit him in an hour or so (It is Christmas Eve here) and then again on Boxing Day and try to enjoy Christmas day without any guilt. There will be ten of us at Doug's so I will go straight after church and help with the preparations. He is roasting a leg of hogget and I will glaze a small piece of ham which we will have hot tonight and cold on Christmas Day plus a joint of beef and someone is bringing a couple of roast chicken.
Weather here has been good, 27 degrees C forecast today - a bit cooler with showers for Christmas Day but that will mean I won't have to water the garden. Up at 6 a.m. watering the garden for an hour or so this and most mornings.
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2014.