Here in Levin we seem to have missed the worst of the polar blast sweeping the country. Wellington, our capital city, wasn’t so lucky. The weather forecaster was quoted as saying, “The storm hit like a freight train”. With 25,000 homes without power, wind gusts of 140kph, trains, planes and ferry crossings cancelled, we are pleased that we no longer live and work in the Wellington region. We are cosily tucked up inside our new home with the heat pump keeping us warm, plenty of food in the cupboards, and no reason to venture too far from home.
The 21st June is also celebrated for another reason. In 1964 on this day the Beatles arrived in New Zealand. How I wished I could have been amongst the screaming crowds to see them – but it wasn’t to be. Never mind – 49 years later, I’ve just about got over my disappointment!