Four more sleeps till we leave for New Zealand to spend the Christmas and New Year period with our girls, other family members and friends. We have been watching the weather forecasts and it seems that summer has not yet begun in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Does this bother us? No! We have had a whole year of hot, humid weather and a few cool, grey days will be welcome. We keep talking about the things we’re going to do – hug the children, walk along a sandy beach, ride some waves (wearing a wetsuit of course), barbecue some lamb, drink cold dry sauvignon blanc, revel in the long light evenings, hug the children. Can’t wait!