It's almost 9am. It was good not to have to get up at 6am today. I slept solidly until 0558 (yippee no nightmares) , woke and turned over until 0700. Wonderful. Now the sun has come up over the rim of the bowl in which I live and the temperature has reached 20℃ on the deck. I've had a chat to a friend in the UK. I've been watching the breakfast TV programme for the latest updates on the earthquake (another 4.1 aftershock less than an hour ago - more property affected, more lives affected, more nerves frayed even further). This morning I shall take stock, do some housework, meet a friend for coffee and take the car to the garage to have an annoying squeak I can't get at put right. This afternoon I shall play croquet.
On Wednesday we all set off for another tournament. This time at The Mount (Mount Maunganui near Tauranga).
I sometimes find it hard to believe how lucky I am.