Above is the latest photo of my homeland (New Zealand) showing the smoke coming over from Victoria. Nearly all the South Island is covered in smoke except for Nelson right at the top. (Hello Mum & Dad) I read NZ has been renamed Land of the Longest White Cloud, I really had a laugh at that. Ok so for some good news at last, the police have arrested a 39 year old scum bag for lighting the fires at Churchill. I am kinda thinking here that he does not deserve to go through all the usual Legal procedure instead if I had any say in it I would let all the people who's homes & family he has taken from them have him. Going to Jail is just far too easy for him. I imagine they are going to have to have pretty tight security around him.
The 14th Feb to most people is Valentines Day, in our family it is also our Son Dylan's birthday . He is turning the ripe old age of 8!! Dylan was born 2 weeks early & his labour lasted just over 13 minutes! Just to top it all off he came into this world a breech birth (just like his Mum did 41 years earlier). He was a very sneaky little guy, not letting us know he was there until 20 weeks through the pregnancy, at times I still feel I have not gotten over the shock of it all. This is what an early Menopause can do to you, your hormones are so out of wack you do not get any symptoms at all. Don't get me wrong here I love this little guy to bits just find having an very full on soon to be 8 year old a bit much at times, I have after all recently tuned 49 BUT must say have been feeling a lot younger lately. The picture below was taken last year on his birthday, tomorrow he is having a party down at the Jetty Foreshores (I really really need this rain to go away) so will be a very full on day thinks me! Will get photos tomorrow & include them in my next post.
I also had a very lovely surprise this arvo, a friend that I have not seen in quite a few years just turned up on my doorstep! This was extra special to me as Dawn & I had a falling out a few years ago which really hurt me & you know it was like old times today sitting out the back catching up from where we left off, pure bliss.
Wishing you all a happy Valentines Day.
See you all on Sunday.Oh & I forgot to tell you guys my daughters school had a special Icy Pole day on Wednesday & raised $4,500.00 & Dylans school had a Mufti Day today, cost a gold coin (will find out next week how much was raised) all to go to the Bush Fire Appeal.