We had a bit of a driftnet gathering yesterday. (Our kind of Drift-netting means that you invite everyone you see over a period of time to arrive at different times of the day, slowly staggering them into the net. This way very diverse groups of people meet and mingle. Drifting in and out. Captured usually they settle in to eat and drink and talk for hours). The idea is to spend a whole day chatting and catching up with different people, instead of a party when everyone comes at once and it is harder to have good conversation.
Anyway we needed more supplies before we began, so we all piled back into the Valiant and drove to Petone, Wellington, to ‘On Trays’. This store is a kind of boutiquey family owned mega deli. The range of excellent foods was superb.
My beautiful daughters head also nodded enthusiastically. Then his voice rose about twenty decibels and he shouted across the heads of the shoppers, two coffees please! Two coffees, a voice called back like an echo, from the back of the store.
Then soon another voice called out – Two coffees on the counter!. We followed that voice!
Good morning my darlinks. It is Sunday now and after a shower and a walk we are settling into a day of reading and relaxing in the breezy sunshine. Tonight we will go out for Thai, tomorrow my beautiful daughter flies back to Melbourne and everyone goes back to work. On Tuesday you and I will begin our road trip to Hawke’s Bay: up through the beautiful North Island and into farm land.
See you tomorrow.
Have a lovely day.