Today was a quite warmish 16 deg C in the city, a good few degrees warmer than it normally is for this time of year, with some cities reaching 20 deg, and the snow festival down south in Queenstown is mostly without snow. Mum went for a wander in the afternoon, but made sure to take her jacket as the temperature cools down after 4pm.
She walked home to get some fresh air and was walking past the National War Memorial which is just around the corner from our house. At 5pm each night just under the Bell Tower, the last post is played by the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior as the flags are lowered. It is moving to hear and mum was glad that she took the ten minutes to sit and listen.
So a quiet evening at home, and mum is hoping that tonight she finally gets to sleep. This nightshift has muddled her sleeping pattern still but hopefully her clock will be reset after the weekend.