A number of you have asked questions about our country, New Zealand. I always presume everyone knows where it is and what it's like, as we know so much about yours. Well you're probably much bigger than us and we hear more about you. There are the odd ones you don't hear much about, like Manka's Hungary, but generally we know something about where you are from.
So today, I would like to enlighten you all a little. Here we are, up there at the top of my blog. We are made up of three main islands and quite a few smaller ones too. We live in Auckland, which is near the top of the North Island. It has fairly tropical weather in the summer and not too bad winters, a few frosts and that's about all. Never any snow. That falls in the area where it says 'North Island' and also in the South Island. Great ski fields, although I've only ever been skiing once and it really wasn't my thing.
We haven't always lived in Auckland, we moved here about six years ago from Wellington. See it on the map? It's a pretty simple map, but you don't need to see every name, do you?
Now my dear Husband A, has provided a couple of gadgets for your use. Generous isn't he. We do get a lot of confused people wondering what the time is over here, so the clock is for you. And the weather one? Well, Hazel has one on her blog, and he felt that we should probably have one too.
He's feeling a little left behind at the moment. My parents have recently bought a decent sized TV and we still have one of those box things. Hey it works! Actually we have what my parents didn't require any more, as ours was about to die. It would take quite a few mins to warm up each time it was turned on!!
Well that's enough of the geog lesson for today. Look at my floor that greeted me today! Not good is it? But not any more! All vacuumed away by Daughter No.3, with a bit of help from me. She got quite excited when she heard what we were going to be doing. Imagine it!! We'll keep her a bit longer, she's useful, she actually enjoys cleaning. Sick child!
I have been shopping this morning. Yes, we finally have full containers again. The girls will be thrilled when they come home from school today. Go on, have a good nosy!! I know you want to. And no, you may not have the chocolate, no, not even one piece.
I have to make dairy and egg free muffins tomorrow, for the school disco. Oh please save me, I hate baking and the disco! I'm not sure which is worse actually.
Oh, well, never mind. I didn't get where I am today by doing housework. I could have a clean, tidy house if I wanted to, but I would rather live my life as I do now than have that.