This is a blessed spot, spoilt only by the people, in the central North Island of NZ.
|We are now right in the middle of winter here and it has been the wettest for many years. Lots of flooding and property destroyed. Also cold and a place in South Island got down to -12 Celsius the other day. We just hunker down and ride it out but will need to get another load of firewood soon. Having a wood burner is one of the few pleasure of winter. We have a heat transfer system and it warms the whole house including bedrooms. Best investment we made 2 years ago so this is 3rd winter for it.
News is not so good for me. I developed a sore back a few weeks ago and the pain has gone round to the front of my right leg above the knee. Am hoping it is a trapped nerve like sciatica but more likely one of my replacement hips is failing. With covid causing staff shortages etc. I have no idea how long the waiting list is for surgery. Going for an x-ray tomorrow which may give a diagnosis and then I will enter the system. Chaos reigns in our health system currently so this is a stressful time. Will update when I can from here. Sorry for the gloomy news from Taupo.