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Brrr… It’s Beginning To Look Like Winter!

In Non-Fiction on May 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

The weather is cold here in New Zealand and winter is certainly making an entrance in to the autumn season. I don’t think anybody likes the cold. With the long months of light nights, warmth and hot dry temperatures that we have here during the summer, it’s quite a shock when the cold arrives. Wood is stacked at the door for the fire and looking outside I can see all the jobs I’d wish I’d completed during the warm months! The memories of gas central heating in England never fade and my bedroom heater is now out of the wardrobe and I think the electric blanket on the bed won’t be far behind! There are always jobs to do in the garden to prepare for winter and my hydrangeas and hedges are screaming out to be cut back and the weeds (that are always ridiculous) are getting out-of-control. There is a still lot to look forward to over the coming months. The end of our four year renovation project is imminent and that’s a huge relief and accomplishment all rolled into one. Mr C and I both agreed during a recent conversation that even though we’ve made such a difference to this old farmstead and we love our home, we’d never do it again unless we had a lot of money to pay someone else to do all the work haha!

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