|Overlooking the yachts harbour.|
|Wondering if we should have a drink at the cafe over there...|
Our Summer is over. Or did it never really come...? Sure we had sunny x-mas weather. And we had a lovely sunny week in January, luckily the same week my man took his week off work in. But for the rest; rain and cold winds. We are usually so spoiled in the Hawke's Bay, with rain being in the minority around this time of year, therefore everyone seems to be grumbling. We have even had the fire on several times now, and my dryer has been well put to use.
So to cheer you and myself up I will show some pics of a little ambling bike ride my man and I took on our town's beach front cycle-paths.
|My dad lives further on the left of the large bay.|
Or in the evening with a newspaper full of fish and chips!
|The little fishing harbour.|
|Just stopping at a local op-shop...|
Now we just have to bike back home, which involves a steady 10 minute climb (bike in hand) back up the hill. Pfff!!
After a week of use (and he did get that bathroom finished before Christmas!) the floor of the shower cubicle started to bubble up, and the bubbles got bigger and bigger, they sounded holllow and moved when you stood on them. It was getting awkward to stand balanced.
|Oh-oh! trouble in the shower!|
It was heartbreaking!
He had done everything right, followed all instructions, asked for advice during the whole process, and now a manufacturing fault!! The foam underneath was not properly attached to the bottom or something like that.
The company has provided us with a whole new unit, and paid for all related costs and a few bottles of wine too. So that was lovely, but it did all have to be done again. It meant pulling all the shower walls off again, re-sanding, re-painting, and a new strip of tiling. The plumber had to be there again too.
Of course he feels it is even better than before! And it is!
And now it feels even more luxurious, after we had to go back into that cold, cramped spare shower space for a few more weeks... We all really appreciate it now.
|Our family celebrating.|
(Those of you that know us can guess where we had that little revelry.)
No, that's not my hand... I am way too chicken for that.
I take the pictures !
|NZ giant dragonfly.|
I always see them as a symbol of "free spirit".
Enjoy your end of season wherever you are!