On the WILD side!

The wind and rain hasn’t let up in days, but we’re now laughing in the face of it and finding comfort in all the good stuff of winter (even though it isn’t officially winter till 1 June!). So… the cooker is a baking like crazy (whilst Dan braved 140 km/per hr winds to play soccer on Saturday – total farce!), the vino is warming the cockles of our hearts, the girls are so into their arts and crafts (and baking!) and we’re all good. Must post up the recipe for ‘Crater Cookies’ soon – which Charli took into school this morning for her ‘Something I made’ news morning. Her class is about to start a ‘Space Theme’ topic, so they went down a treat (with not a crumb to spare!).

Just LOVE this video from David Frampton, a Wellington software developer, surfer and (self-confessed) lazy alcoholic. We have whiled away quite a few hours this week watching the stormy waves from the comfort of the car and rugging up with comfort food – totally awesome!

Storm in slow motion from David Frampton on Vimeo.

Had a great weekend and fabulous Sunday morning at the rec centre (didn’t quite manage to don my hot pants for roller blading – sorry Kathy!). We caught up with our old friends Wutee and Hikaia, who have four amazing children. It had been quite some time since we’d last all got together and a meet-up was well over due. We will always have fond memories of a fabulous golfing weekend away in Taupo with them (well, golfing for the boys at any rate!). In the afternoon we baked and cooked up a roast dinner – a perfect wintry Sunday! I’m really revving up for a Winter Solstice / Matariki party and couldn’t resist stringing up a strip of fairy lights in the kitchen!

Also, thanks to my friend Kathy for letting your hubby and bro out on Saturday night – Havana Bar was smoking! Though I did get a tad worried when Mark started to do an impression of Hayden with his double light sabers! We must have sounded like a gang of banshees! Think we managed to scare a few of the regular patrons away! Tee hee!