Scuse the old photo. We did not need the heater on today - it was finally very warm and felt like summer. Mum is busy cooking some chicken for dinner, and our suburb is kind of safe, so the front door and back door and windows are wide open, letting the little breeze in the house. Yes - we know that living in NZ is like living in the 1950s.
Mum tossed up what she should do after work - come home and sit in the sun and read her book, or go and look at some local shops. She has been a bit poor before Christmas, but was glad that she went to the shops, as two local clothes shops had 50% off ladies clothes. Now clothes in NZ are generally very expensive, and mum shops usually at the cheaper end of shops and buys second hand as well. She was lucky to pick up three pairs of pants for $20 each (about $15 US) and a couple of cheap tshirts. She was glad to get the pants, as she only had a couple of pairs left to wear, and one is beginning to get holes and are ready for the bin.
We guess that it has been a tough time for retailers lately and they are having lots of pre Christmas sales. Mum has to get her hair done on Saturday and will get a couple of things on Saturday morning, but will try and avoid the shops til after the crazy season is over.