Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Christmas and New Year are finally over – for another 11 months anyway. Now the diet starts! We had so much happening before Christmas that we didn’t get around to sending many Christmas cards out. We thank all those who did send us cards though – thank you!
Peter has been working hard, with 4 late nights in the last two weeks, and one more to go in February. Peter has been trying out some of the recipes from his new cook book. Ann likes the onion and feta tart as well as the garlic croutons. Ann's been trying out some sorbet recipes. Our favourite is watermelon - it's delicious.
North Island is just recovering from the lashing tropical Cyclone Wilma gave it a few days ago. Most of the top half of the North Island had been declared drought areas a few weeks ago. Now much of it is sorting out the mess from huge amounts of rain - 184mm - and some flooding.
We had our annual bonsai committee meeting last Sunday. As there is no convention for us to organise the whole meeting took less than 2 hours!
Our veges are doing well. The carrots are huge - Ann pulled one up weighing almost half kilogram. Some of our fruit trees are doing well. The grapes are maturing well, the apples look great and so does the pomegranate. The 'official' pumpkin which we planted has two pumpkin growing on it. The wild one which magically grew in the compost heap has about a dozen on it! Next year we know where we're planting pumpkins - and it's not into a planter or tub.
Ann decided to have a photographic session - cute looking aren't they? How easy it is for photos to lie!!!
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