As at 11.59 pm Monday 27 April, New Zealand will be moving from Level 4 lockdown to Level 3.
It means we can travel regionally, do online shopping, get takeaways via drive through , click and collect, or delivery. We still need to socially distance but at only one metre instead of two, and perhaps extend our bubble to include another family member. Still no front facing shops (apart from essential services) or restaurants/cafes, or public places like libraries, churches or museums will be open. Basically we've been told if you can work or learn from home - please continue to do so. In reality there won't be a lot of change for most of us for another couple of weeks. However, the end is in sight.
So what have I been up to over the past week.
- I made my sister's Carey shirt. Pattern from here. I made a size 6, so I am hoping it fits her well. She is a little more endowed in the bust than me, but not as tall as I am, so I'm hoping the length is good on her. The fabric is a rayon she bought wheil shopping with me prior to Christmas, and the contrast strip is actually a scrap of shot cotton from Spotlight which co-ordinated beautifully with the blue in the flowers. Probably the faffiest thing is making the drawstrings - or sewing spaghetti as I call it.
- I saved a frog. Mr J was just about to mow an area of lawn when he saw something move, luckily he had the blades up high. This is a green or golden bell frog. Suffice to say it was safely relocated.
- I made gnocchi with help from Mr J and Miss B. Recipe from here. It was tasty, easier than I thought it would be, probably the most time consuming aspect is pushing the potato through a sieve. Should I make it again, I may experiment with herbs, or a little pesto mixed into the potato dough for extra flavour.
- The last of my dahlias have been picked, and enjoyed in a vase inside. My garden is looking rather boring now. I really would like to visit a garden centre soon to get some potted colour.
Tomorrow morning at 6am, there will be many New Zealanders standing at their letterboxes to commemorate ANZAC Day. It will be a very different service this year for our country with no dawn services or parades.
Stay home, stay safe, be kind.