We had a lovely weekend. Paula was surprised by 2 of her friends and us. Danny had arranged it all and she had no idea. We had a lovely lunch, a five second walk on the beach as the heavens opened, a beautiful dinner at the Copthorne then a huge banoffee pie birthday cake which I must get the recipe for.
We didn't need this
as their beautiful house is probably the best insulated house in Northland! Also it is completely off grid! They generate all their own electricity - it is amazing.
We had a lazy Sunday morning and afternoon, then drove home. I braved the howling gale and pissing rain in an attempt to photograph the dunes
it came out well...not. A huge raindrop landed in my eye temporarily blinding me! ☺
Back home now to the hoovering.