This is a blessed spot, spoilt only by the people, in the central North Island of NZ.
|In an hours time, midnight, we go into another country wide lockdown level 4. The reasons appear dodgy but here we go again. It is a nightmare without end. But compared to Afghanistan our troubles are minor. I feel sad for the people there and especially the women. It is a sign of great change in the world and as I write this I am aware that I feel depressed. We need deliverance but from where it will come I cannot say. Meanwhile winter here draws ever so slowly to an end and in a week or so it will be Spring. In NZ fathers day is September 5th and am looking forward to calls from all my kids. My wife and I are getting used to living as pensioners and at least it is a steady income as our small business has been almost mortally wounded by covid. I will sign off now before I feel worse.|