As I drove home from Palmerston North on Monday I made a mental note to include the drive in my Thankful Thursday post. As I drove with the lid down on a beautiful, hot, sunny day stopping at various places for coffee and to take photos here and there I realised that I was able to do just that. Something which is so hard to do in the UK any more. I used State Highway 50 which leaves SH 2 just after Norsewood (where I stopped for lunch) and goes for about 60 k to Bridge Pa. Whilst on the highway I passed a farm vehicle and was passed by about 6 other vehicles. I just moseyed along at a nice easy pace enjoying the fabulous scenery and wondering where else I was ever likely to be where I could do just that without being hassled by traffic. I certainly felt very thankful.
Gaz got news yesterday that he is now a crofter. The Crofters Commission approved his application for the croft in the village of Grimshader on Lewis. So I am very thankful indeed that Gaz will now have a base on Lewis.