Morning all on this hot summer’s day in Auckland. I continued with another Christmas project on Christmas eve making cookies for friends and then put them in nice jars. As usual my side kick did a lot of the work and I took the photos…
After the big day I have been kicking back and doing fun stuff. Yesterday I found the idyllic beginner’ golf course at Maxwell’s. They do a fine snapper and salad lunch too.
It was boiling hot but they had lots of shade trees and it was more like walking in a large garden. My son came along and hasn’t played golf since he was about 12 and annoyingly played very well
Kaye Maxwell is the owner and coach so if any of you out there want to do a group lesson with me let me know. After the lesson you get a free round of golf i think.
I’ve tried to do a bit of walking to wear off the chocolate and pudding and went with friend to a lovely waterfall in the middle of the city. It’s called Oakley Creek but I was sad to read it is too polluted to swim in. it is a lovely shady walk though.
If you are looking for a perfect post- Christmas movie look no further than The Belier Family.
It is a tried and true formula but beautifully done and just a charming way to spend a few hours. If you want to escape the sun then this is a goodie.
If reading is your thing I was given the book below and am about halfway though. It is the sort of book you can just dip in and out of but I methodically started at the beginning with the forward by John Campbell.
They are short non-fiction essays and not the sort of thing I would normally go for as I am a fictional kind of gal but i have been really enjoying them. The most recent one I read was a simple story of a woman who had put a family ring into the jewellers just before the earthquake in Christchurch and thought it was gone forever and of how she eventually retrieved it.
I think I have covered everything one should be doing right now -baking, eating, reading, walking and movie-going. Take care out there, I am compelled to read the news and then bitterly regret it as I ruminate over the drownings, accidents and the way Christmas will be ruined forever for some.
I’ll leave you with a picture of my Christmas in France 2 years ago when all was cold and dark but still lots of fun. Everyone in a little village near St Emillion has a nativity scene lit up in their windows. They are all different and it was lovely to wander along the cobbled streets and look at them.
Oh and my usual note to self …..
Looking forward to the changes 2016 will bring for us all. FG