'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside

Earlier this week there was snow at sea level for three days in a row in Wellington, and the coldest Auckland temperatures since 1960 ...
And here in Tauranga, roughly half way between the two, due to my very low-tech blanket, my hibiscus still shows no frost burn, and due to a wooly hat, coat and scarf, I am still alive too! 


  1. Stinking hot here... we're expecting temps of up to 40 C.

  2. Glad you're surviving ok. The usual 22 degrees here but cool nights to snuggle under the Donna. Do you call them doonas or is that just a Aussie thing ?

  3. Well, coming from Alberta , Canada , I don't really know what to say! I know, I know it's all relative, but right now it's too hot here...28-30 for highs.

  4. Snow in Wellington! The wind must have stopped!
    This year I have not put a blanket on the bed yet, and that is cool enough for me.
    I hope you are enjoying your wintry weather. There must be a way to enjoy it.

  5. Cro, Red, I knew the warmth was SOMEWHERE! Red, you might laugh at me moaning. However my house has no central heating, like many older houses here in NZ. So we are not as cosy inside.
    Helsie, sounds just about perfect. We know the term doona, from you Aussies. Here they are generally called duvets.

  6. Extremes are everywhere. We just had a night of minus 1,5 (in summer) and day temperatures of 28. The result is low daytime humidity, what I like.


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