To all our families and pals across the world, a most happy and peaceful and productive 2013.
We just had Christmas/New Year in Sydney and it was a fast feast as usual. Bada bing and back again: New Years Day. Mish returns to work on Monday to sell wok loads of kitchens, so we have a few days to potter around here: carpentering, concreting, car polishing, whipper snippering, etc.
Wellington had its hottest Christmas Day since 1934 - 29 degrees, do you believe it?! - while we had 15 and rain up at Castle Hill. We prefer that. The family here were on house watch and watering duty while we were away, so the lettuces and spuds and pumpkins pulled through and everything has grown - nice.
We are also very happy to announce the arrival of one apple on the columnar apple tree in our 'orchard'. Woohoo!
So, on with the Year of the Snake - and did I perhaps mention that New Zealand doesn't have snakes...so while we are standing in the long grass, contemplating an apple on a tree, nothing is going to slither over our feet - hooray!
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