Wednesday, 10 February 2016
I cannot believe that I've now slept here for 8 nights and am shortly to be picked up to go to a 3-day croquet tournament in Mount Maunganui. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. I have hardly take a photo since I arrived. I have just lived: been a surrogate grandpa and thoroughly enjoyed The Family and my friends.
A lovely incident was the decision by the Marewa Croquet Club to which I belonged for so long to refuse my application to rejoin for the rest of the year. Given that I will only be here for six weeks they decided that they would not accept my application but simply charge me green fees: and then set those fees at zero. I was very, very touched indeed.
I have no idea whether I will have wifi until next Monday evening when I get home again so I'm just letting you know that I haven't deserted Blogland and that hopefully I'll be back with plenty of photos and something a bit more interesting to report.
I'll leave you with the view as I'm typing this. It's not a bad life!