No complaints about the weather today – we were having a weekend at home after being away last weekend in atrocious weather, and it was good to get those long overdue jobs done. Fluttering outside was our New Zealand flag on the flagpole. Robin decided to make the most of the sunny afternoon and clean our 4WD. After a trip down to the coast last weekend along an unsealed road, it certainly needed cleaning.
It has been a matter of “hubble bubble” in the kitchen while I was boiling up a batch of Kiwifruit jam. When we were growing up these little furry fruits were known as Chinese Gooseberries. More than a century ago in 1904, Isabel Fraser returned from a trip to China with some very special black seeds. Horticulturist, Alexander Allison sprouted those seeds and in doing so, started the beginnings of growing Kiwifruit in New Zealand. These days Kiwifruit come with either green or the newer gold flesh.