Short post tonight, since it’s really way way past my bedtime.
1. Thunderstorms, rain and wacky hail are so fantastic (when you are watching them crash and pour from within a warm room)… I LOVED watching it this evening and was much excited about it… poor Jono had to sit through my excitement :-)
2. Caramelised leek rings, fried flour-dipped monkfish, grainy bread, salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice make for a pretty good 4pm lunch.
I loved the sudden drama of it too – from a warm room, of course! Our grass looked as if it had snowed. But I feel incredibly sorry for the people of Christchurch, as if they hadn’t been through enough, they now have heavy rain and strong wind predicted.
Yes I know, waking up to texts from friends letting me know about the quake was a little alarming! Very glad that it affected mostly buildings rather than people though!!
I’ve also recorded this hail storm that struck last Friday. Amazing ! Our deck was fully white and looked like snow. Part of the hail did not melt before the day after.
Reading your last posts I see you made your way to Chch luckily before the quake !