March 15th, 2007

nikau (NZ!)

Beware the Ides of March: autumn is coming

Happy Ides of March, everyone! (Well, it is here.)

And it's cold too, a whole 10 degrees less than it was last weekend. I hope the summer comes back now the big three-day storm seems to have passed (leaving branches everywhere and all my outdoor pot plants on their sides) because I'm going on holiday tomorrow. Actually, I don't mind if it's not hot, as long as it's dry.

Daylight saving goes off this weekend. I always mourn this as the death knell of summer and herald of the winter of discontent and colds. However they're talking about either extending it to give us a decent serving of longer evenings, or making it permanent, in effect moving the time zone forward an hour because of the energy savings (as the UK did during WW2). I'd be happy with either.

Oh and spunky PC guy brought my work 'puter back yesterday, yay! :-D

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We're off to Taupo tomorrow but I don't feel as if my holiday's started yet because I'm tired out after doing as much as I could of the next two weeks' work.

I put the girls in the boarding cattery today after work too which always makes me sad. They're very good, sitting in their cage in the car without complaint, and as usual, Tessa leapt straight into the taut little hammock that she likes at the cattery. Vic will stay here at home and be fed by a neighbour because he got so stressed last time we tried to board him, he got ill. For a big thug the vet likened to Horse, the Footrot Flats cartoon cat, he's a wimp. He's also less likely to wander off looking for company than the girls, and it worked well last time.

I took some pics of them last night and this morning.

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I'll miss them so much for the first couple of days, and they're the best part of having to come home again.