Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. It have been very quiet, here in the sunny Mangamahu valley. No more volcanic activity, I am pleased to report. Just more and more rain. Me and Nellie are not allowed inside when We are muddy. It is lonely sitting outside on the deck, while our family are inside. Thankfully it has not been very cold. Last night daddy relented and let Me and Nellie inside. He said he was sick of hearing the pathetic noises I make when I am left outside. Love Jasper and Nellie. We have to go and follow mummy around the garden. She is going to prune some more roses today.