Monday, November 27, 2006

Site Feed

I'm not sure how regular I'll be at posting so I've put a link to a site feed at the bottom of the right hand column.

Book: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

You know you've discovered a great book when you're already in tears of laughter reading page 22. The book is Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. Read it if you're looking for an interesting read or a laugh or first class entertainment.

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In case you were wondering, my act of rebellion last week worked: the washing dried on the line :) The day was too windy to be called pleasant but the evening was lovely; Josiah and I enjoyed a bike ride most of the way to Boys Brigade until I got a puncture. Geoff rescued us so that Josiah wouldn't be too late. So much for my contribution to lessening car emissions and traffic congestion.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Weather

I hung the washing out in light rain this morning. That may seem ridiculous but in fact it was an act of desperation. The forecast had told us we would have our first fine day in I don't know how long, so I was determined to believe it was a fine day despite all evidence to the contrary. The rain got heavier as I pegged out the last items and I did begin to feel a little foolish. I wonder what the neighbours thought if they saw me. No, I know what they thought. They are as sick of the rain as I am. (I know this because everybody is sick of it - strangers now stop each other in the street to exchange complaints about the weather.) Anyone who saw me recognised that they were witnessing either an act of rebellion against nature or evidence of insanity caused by lack of sunlight. (I think it was the former.)

It's hard to believe our neighbours across the ditch are experiencing a drought. Wellingtonians deeply wish we could share our rain with Australia.