Pohutukawas in bloom (our Christmas tree)
Barbeques in the evenings
Equinox winds (if they haven’t stopped blowing)
Sand-flies biting our ankles
Suncream, sunhats and zinc-coated noses
School Holidays for six weeks
Bonfires on the beach
Jandals/thongs/flip-flops on our feet
Shopping in shorts and T-shirts
Bright clothes to match the sunshine
New Years Eve: crowds on the streets
With bands playing till midnight
The New Year welcomed with kisses under the Southern Cross.
Over the holiday season read my romance, ‘A Talent for Loving’, set in Australia at the end of this century. Fall in love with the characters, the countryside and the climate.