We are ok, the stormaggedon seems to have skipped our city a bit. Today was calm and just gentle rain, although now at 9.30m the wind is picking up a bit it is no more windy than many days during the year. Where we live is high on a hill but sheltered a bit from the worst of the weather and with a block of flats in front of us and to the side, we think they take the brunt of the breezes deflecting it from our little place.
So mum has made sure we have enough supplies, plenty of biscuits and feast for me and chocolate, yoghurt, bread and water for her. She has an emergency bag packed in case anything happens overnight - you never know. We hope all of our kiwi friends are safe at their places and keep tucked in and dry. A perfect night to go to bed early and read.