We know it is summer. Our calendars tell us so but the weather is anything but summery. But wait – we have had four good days in a row. Sunshine, mild (not hot) temperatures, no rain and no wind. So yes it is summer.
I read the following on www.newzealand.com:
Summer in New Zealand means sizzling barbecues and salads, sauvignon blanc, swimming at the beach, and long lazy days at the bach or crib – Kiwi for a holiday home.
Well that is certainly what we expect but unfortunately this year it hasn’t materialised. The site goes on to say:
From December to February, New Zealand is alive with the sound of crickets, and not just the insect variety. As soon as the weather warms up, Kiwis vacate the cities and head to baches, campgrounds and holiday resorts up and down the country.
Christmas is a time for relaxed al fresco dining, and the weeks leading up to it and those following are celebrated in Kiwi style. I wrote about this in an earlier blog.
So you can expect to see an influx of Kiwis/New Zealanders in the northern hemisphere during your summer, After all we have most certainly missed out here.
And just because I liked her and love her books –
If life is a bowl of cherries what am I doing in the pits.
- A Kiwi Christmas (allpoetsaremad.com)