So little time these days to honour Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden: to make interesting blog posts ... and sad to have lost the ability to Comment on most of my favourite blogs.
But this morning - a real letter in the mail, with even more remarkably, photographic prints enclosed! Memories of a January holiday; of friends gathered together: was it really less than two months ago? Whatever, a letter in an envelope is always a treat to read. And just by chance, I had been out early and returned home with a delicious pain au chocolate for my breakfast. Reasons to relax for awhile and remember:
to the remarkable harnessing of geothemal energy by the Wairekei Power Station, near Taupo.
Ernie Skudder, the great-grandson of Thomas Skudder, who built my childhood home, runs a tourist fishing operation in Rotorua, and treated Kitty and me to a trip - a first for both of us - with impressive results.
Kitty caught most of those fish, while Ernie and I discussed his family and my house.
Cooking the rainbow trout, became a social business that evening in the holiday park kitchen, as fellow-campers contributed onions and seasoning, and David rescued it from the barbecue. It was perfect, with plenty to go around all the helpers.
After a few more days sight-seeing, notably taking in the Wai-o-Tapu thermal reserve,
It was time to head home to the Secret Garden and Earthquake repairs.
Thanks for the photos David!
Breakfast china: Avondale Selection (Crown Lynn) 'Camelot'