Monday, 28 February 2011

A New Week

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.


  1. Glad you had better night's sleep; and sad to learn that there has been further damage by earthquake. I know there have been aftershocks of less magnitude going on all week (having checked the GeoNet website a few times) but not knowing if they have been felt. So once again I first hear through blog... It's a strange world!

  2. And, quite healthy too...with all that you do, you keep yourself in tip-top shape, I'm sure :)

  3. My first thought when I saw the news of the earthquake was of you, GB. Glad to know you are not near the destruction, and I am praying for those of your country folk affected by the devastation. It's just terrible. I hope and pray for healing, swift rebuilding, and no more quakes or aftershocks for New Zealand.

  4. So much aftermath after earthquakes. I hope that NZ fares better and faster than poor Haiti has.