New Zealand has not had a good weekend. The Rena on Astrolabe reef has finally broken into 2 pieces and containers are lost into the sea. More debris and oil is expected to wash up along the BOP beaches in the next few hours.
Equally as bad 11 people have died in a hot air balloon crash in Carterton.( making it one of our worst recent air crashes. )This happened in fine weather yesterday morning so I won't complain too loudly about our wet yukky weather.
The mist hung over us all day when not actually raining.
I went for a walk late this afternoon and saw the funniest thing.
It is much photo graphed because it is old and rustic , but hardly the ideal place today.
SO, How have I spent my weekend?
I am working on 4 border strips at once making piano keys using selvages.It is essential to press after each piece is added and to lay it flat against a line on the cutting mat to ensure that it is staying level. ( that's why 4 at once makes more sense - sew 4; press 4 )I also found holding it up to the light as I put in 2 pins per piece to make sure it was not too close to the raw edge of the previous piece.It is a long quite tedious process.
I have cooked cheeses scones, fruit and nut cookies; leek and potato soup. I have talked on the phone to family in NZ and UK. I have read a great book. A very easy enjoyable read. "A Home-grown Cook," by Dame Alison Holst with Barbara Larsen.( her 100th book )( I own at least 5 of her 100 books )I have done the odd bit of house work as one must, played scrabble; watched TV and read lots of blogs.I have picked vege tables in the rain. ( we are currently eating cabbage, silverbeet, beans and courgettes. The yellow and red veg not quite ready. )
( the orchard work and garden work is becoming rather urgent but should be done in the fine. )unfortunately the weather forecast is not for fine tomorrow or the next day.......