|Mangatawhiri Dam and the low water level.|
|New Zealand's silver fern|
|The concrete walls are usually covered by water|
Today we find out if we are moving to Level 2 later this week. This will mean that schools, workplaces, shops and cafes, maybe hairdressers will open. New social distancing rules will apply , so life will be very different from how we lived pre lockdown. I have to admit, I feel slightly apprehensive about going out into the wider community with lots of people around after being in lockdown, Later this week, I should find out whether I am returning to work.
The past week I will say was a bit of a meh week. I seem to have lost enthusiasm for a lot of things including my sewing.
I did try some new red kiwi fruit - the overall verdict from the family was that they look pretty but don't have a lot of flavour.
I baked a salted caramel oaty slice - nice recipe - not quite enough caramel to base ratio.
I made a hearty warming Roasted Kumara and Pumpkin soup - recipe here.
My dahlias have all been pulled out and stored ready for planting next spring, hopefully garden centres will open this weekend and I can get some seedlings for winter colour.
The Scout and I went hiking in the Hunua Ranges on Saturday. Lots of old fence posts and fungi caught my eye. It's quite heartbreaking how low our dams are in Auckland - next week water restrictions will start applying to all residents. Much as I love warm sunny days, we desperately need a long sustained period of rain to fill them up for us.
Hoping that everyone is well and stays well, where ever you are.