Monday, March 16, 2015

A quiet week on the BB.

Hope all is well with the regular "posters" . We enjoyed our time away in Auckland. Great to see the Volvo racing yachts and to meet some of the sailors. The teenagers enjoyed meeting my nephew. The DGD was able to on board for a closer look at Abu Dhabi.  The boats have been delayed leaving Auckland because of the threatened Cyclone in the Pacific.  The storm caused death and destruction on Vanuatu but fortunately moved to the east of NZ . so the impact here has been less severe. The boats are due to leave Auckland today.

Cooler days here and a definite nip in the air, early in the mornings, Autumn isn't far away  .  The trees have been under stress because of the summer drought, a lot have lost lots of their leaves already. I'm pleased we have the seasonal changes and am looking forward to Spring already !!  We don't have the dramatic winters that many of you do, it just gets colder !



At March 18, 2015 at 6:42 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Marion, it seems weather and sinus infections are the topic of the day up here in the lower part of Canada. We won't mention out on Vancouver Island where I'm sure the daffodils have bloomed. Our weather is improving slowly, the snow melting at a steady rate instead of one big flood, it's going between enticingly spring-like weather and into frosty, freezing weather where the ice forms over the melt. And everyone, including me, has had this sinus and cold issue that is going around. I've had it now for a month and it's lodged happily in my sinuses making for a head packed in cotton batting it seems. The Maritimes (east coast of Canada) have had unbelievably record amounts of snowfall and the storms just keep coming, one after the other. Hearing from a former member of the Chat Board from New Brunswick, everyone is sick down there well as being sick from the impact of a very bad winter. One bright spot are the deer that are dancing across our back lawn so maybe they know spring is coming and food will be revealed. They've been desperate enough to come up close to people's homes and eat bird seed fallen from feeders. It's been a harsh winter for the animals. The skunks are making their appearance as well and the raccoons won't be far behind.

Nice to connect with your nephew again, he's had quite a sailing career. And as you head into the autumn of your year, we're looking forward to our spring which won't happen until next month, if that.

At March 22, 2015 at 1:22 AM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

So sorry to hear how unwell you have been feeling Rosey. It must be hard to keep chirpy,with a head feeling as if it's packed with cotton backing . I'm finding it difficult to write a comment as the printings is minuscule ! Im doing it on the IPad....maybe I need new glasses !

At March 22, 2015 at 5:48 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Spring is definitely coming to Southern Ontario Canada but the Maritimes continue to suffer with an unbelievable amount of snow. I've had a reservation come in for this summer from Newfoundland, my first for B&B guests. The chap who called said that Newfoundland had just had two snow storms pass through leaving three feet of snow. This is the middle of March. So, keeping winter in perspective, although it's been a bitterly cold one here, it's been too cold to snow for the most part and we have been left with about two feet of snow on the flat of the ground. Not bad, really though to those further south, it would seem a lot.

I finally went to the drugstore and I am taking an antihistamine with a decongestant and that is moving some of the sinus inflammation out...but I gather from a friend in Florida that it's been a bad winter down there for sinus infections as well. The sun is very strong up here at the moment and when I can, weather permitting, I sit outside wrapped in a heavy coat with the sun on my face. It feels good.


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