Saturday, October 23, 2021

SPRING

I am so pleased I got work in the garden done on our fine days last week.  I knew the forecast was for the weather to change and it has definitely done that.  It is a Long Weekend here (Labour Weekend).

We have no plans to go anywhere.  Got our supermarket shop done early on Thursday morning when it was still quite quiet.  Went to the local roadside stall yesterday for some vegetables and the library to change some books.  It was easier doing that than going in to the Growers' Market in the rain today.

Yesterday, it rained steadily all day and the wind was quite strong with some of the foxgloves given a battering.  Still wind and rain this morning.

Lots I should be doing but I think sitting by the fire reading the newspapers and doing crossword, sudoko and code cracker is the best idea while a chicken roasts in the oven.

Tomorrow, Doug's youngest daughter is coming for a scallop lunch.  She called in with the Herald this morning but was running really late as there was so much mail (including Food Boxes) to deliver to Waipu,  she also had a lot of parcels in her vehicle to sort through for Tuesday's deliveries.

The seven day forecast.  At least there are two days when it doesn't look too bad.



I sowed some lettuce, tomatoes, beans adn flowers for the Monarch butterflies earlier in the week although nothing showing yet.  Hopefully, next week we will be able to go to the Market and get some plants.  

Two, possibly, three new cases of Covid in Northland so hope they are contained.

9 comments:

  1. The Teddy Bears will have a picnic with the latest numbers. Fine down here so far, but rain is on the way for us too. I need to go and find some summer bedding plants for two wheelbarrow planters Hugh has made, the lily and gladioli bulbs are all done this morning. Have a wonderful Labour Day weekend, crosswords are a good way to fill in time by the fire.

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    1. Too wet here to think about planting, also too wet and windy to go for a walk to see if the teddies have added to their conversation. Hope you have a good Labour Weekend as well. We are quite happy either way, whether it is getting out for a walk or cosy doing crosswords.

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  2. People's attitude towards Covid is very relaxed here; far too relaxed, in my opinion. We're bound to have a serious rise in cases this winter. No-one seems to care!

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  3. I suppose the young ones think it won't affect them. I know how ill I was earlier in the year with just a cough/cold then pneumonia that I am worried about getting it.

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  4. The rain hasn't reached here yet. It is due overnight although I don't think we will get as much as you as it seems headed more Tauranga way.
    We have more cases here in Te Awamutu as well, and now there is one in Blenheim. It does seem to be spreading.
    Take care, Mxx

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    1. Yes, it does seem to be spreading. I do hope the Northland cases are well isolated. Rain here again today.
      Lawn is sodden now. Keep safe.

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