Greetings loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Yesterday, a large storm swept through New Zealand, bringing with it high winds and lots of rain. Family weren’t particularly worried about it. There have been lots of storms over the last few weeks and we are sheltered here in the sunny Mangamahu valley. Well that was until the power went out at 5:40 pm.
Thankfully mummy and daddy were reasonably well prepared. Aunty, who is back from working at the mountain had already prepared the beetroot salad for dinner. In the countryside no power means no water as the pumps for the bore and house need electricity to run. While the family always seem to laugh at mummy when she is busy filling containers of water and storing them in the cupboards they seem very grateful for them when there is no water coming from the taps. Me and Nellie were not that concerned about it all. After all our tux biscuit’s supply do not rely on electricity. All it involves is mummy managing to get herself to the laundry to give Us our dinner.
Daddy took the prepared fish over to the woolshed and cooked it on the gas barbeque over there. So, in spite of having no power family sat down to a nice dinner. Not that they shared any of it with Me and Nellie.
Afterwards they all relaxed and read by candle light and aunty used one of her head torch to read the latest Bill Bryson book. Mummy’s kindle and MP3 player were charged up so she was happy. Me and Nellie were happy because We were allowed to snooze on the carpet. Brother was a bit bored as he couldn’t watch TV so him and daddy played a game of cards and listerned to the fish radio.
You will be glad to hear, fellow readers that the power came back on just before 9 pm, so there was a mad rush in the family for everyone to log onto this thing they call the “internet”. Who cares. Me and Nellie don’t . Love Nellie and Jasper, who were concerned to hear that mummy and daddy were saying that if this rain continues there could be something called a “flood coming”.