After our marvelous Aussie Adventure, and sleeping in various hotels, motels, and on the Ghan train, it was great to arrive home to our own bed. We had several rather nice “Welcome Homes” once we arrived back in little old New Zealand. Our friends Geoff and Eileen welcomed us home as they kindly collected us from Palmerston North Station to drive us back to Levin. We experienced thunder, lightning and torrential rain as we dashed to their car, and once safely back home, we shared a fish and chip dinner together as we told them all our holiday news.
Our mail was held at the Post Office for us while we were away, and we spend a little time going through the multitude of envelopes. In the pile of mail was a hand made welcome home card from our friend Yvonne – looking forward to catching up with all news, she said. And yet another special welcome home card from friends, neighbours, and fellow carvanners Dot and Derek, was received – and in my favourite colour blue too! Not only that, but they invited us to share a home cooked meal with them, knowing that our fridge was probably rather empty before we went on a grocery run. What lovely, considerate friends we have, including our our neighbor Sue, who dealt with all the junk mail which appeared in the letter box for us while we were away.
There is a pile of mending on my sewing machine cabinet to attend to before I re-start my patchwork and quilting. I need to shorten a pair of summer trousers I bought for myself in Oz, repair Robin’s shorts (yet again) and fix a couple of seams on various items of clothing which have come apart. Nothing too major, but the sooner I get these little jobs done, the sooner I can start on some P&Q.