Frosty starts to our mornings - now that is unusual weather for us. In the last 31 years living here we have probably had a total of 6 frosts; then in 2009 we get 6 in a row. Climate change? ( maybe ) global warming? Whatever; it is GOOD for our Kiwifruit vines - Winter chilling, measured in Richardson units, is good for bud break and also killing off bugs! So most mornings I have been doing inside things till the sun is out and things warm up. Twice the road over the Kaimai Ranges has been closed in the very early hours of the morning - I don't remember that happening before!
Completing the braided borders for the J Bird quilt. 3 are now on; almost there now.( I don't think I have ever done anything on a quilt that was that time consuming. )
Thank you to the few people who commented about books. I have noted your recommendations and I really liked the idea of free paperbacks being handed out on the tube in London ! ( see comments )
The book I have just read"The Orchard, " by Adele Crocket Robertson was amazing in that it was set in the Great Depression ( of the early 1930s ) in USA , and tells the struggle to keep an apple and peach orchard running in those hard time. Creepily they had the coldest Winter in years - the parallel happenings in it to today were quite remarkable. We might think things are tough right now but maybe we should think again. ( so was that Global warming back then too? )