We've been doing really long dives, about an hour each time because the visibility is just so good right now. We've also got another trip to the Poor Knights arranged for next weekend. Very excited about that.
Just leaving the marina - yep, another crappy day in the Bay of Islands!
Ali getting kitted up for the dive. Lloyd being boat man.
And we're in! it's like a fish tank!
Surrounded by fish!
Excuse the terrible photos!
In the tractor shed - this gives no idea of the huge amount of wood we've got hanging around!
One trailer load down - 4 more to go!
You really can't tell how big or full the woodshed is from the photo, but take my word for it - it's stuffed! And it smells amazing.
After all our hard work we had a take away curry. There's a curry/pizza place opened in Kaikohe - well it's been there a while now - called Smokin' Hot, and it is AMAZING. The curries are authentic and the best we've had in NZ, and how lucky it's opened in Kaikohe!
What else...I'm still going to pottery. Was there yesterday and cleaned up some wee bits and bobs I made last week to get them ready for firing.
There's another egg dish - this time I measured out the spaces between the holes so all the eggs should fit in nicely. A few wee hearts and another bowl. I also glazed one of the ready made bowls Sandrine has there. It's the old fashioned Mason and Cash pudding bowl shape, so I'm really excited about that.
Autumn is well and truly here. Lots of the trees are bare already. I do love this time of year, especially when the weather is still so lovely.
Kopi doing her favourite thing - which is nothing.
We celebrated Simon's birthday. We went over to theirs and had a lovely dinner. I made a lemon meringue roulade as a cake. it was ok! This was supposed to have he cake in it too!
and finally... I am getting old! After years of feeling rather smug, as all my friends succumbed to reading glasses, my time has finally come. I was trying to go for the nerdy, brainy look! Failed miserably!! But man, it's nice to be able to read!