We have been lucky and have had more of a week of super hottage - well hot for us with it reaching round 25 deg C most days, which for our city is pretty solid summer hot weather. I have spent a lot of time out on the deck, especially now that the neighbor has finished with his painting and it is quiet again. Which mum is grateful for as tonight she starts a stretch of nightshift. It is the worst trying to sleep during the day when it is hot outside - you feel like a six year old sent to bed far too early. So hope you all get some sleep tonight and think of all those workers keeping things going in your cities and towns.
Oh - thank you for the concern about the earth quake that Christchurch experienced yesterday and was on the news around the world. The good thing was that the earthquake was not in our city, a long way away from us. We heard there were no injuries but people are obviously a bit nervous after it, as it has been a couple of years since they had one so big.