Daily Archives: December 8, 2021

Old Friends from Far Away

A World Apart

No distance of place nor lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.”
Robert Southey, English Poet 1774-1843

Isn’t it amazing? Thinking back it seems that summer was always long hot days, car seats too hot to sit on, cold drinks in the shade and children and adults spending hours in the sea..

When we lived in the UK, summer could not be relied upon. But when we arrived in New Zealand fifty plus years ago, it really was as we imagined, or as we had altered our memories to be. Summer in the UK was spasmodic; summer in Auckland NZ was long and hot and wonderful.

Fast forward to 2021. Auckland still. enjoys those summers, but unfortunately for us, Wellington some 650 km (400 miles) away, doesn’t. And while we have been promised a great summer by NIWA…

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