Happy New Year. The first day of 2016 is windy and rainy here in Auckland. But up till now we’ve enjoyed sparkling days. This photo was taken from the walkway near Takapuna beach on one such day last week – blue skies and sea contrasting wonderfully with the clouds and blooming pohutukawa. We love being home no matter what the weather’s like and the golden days will return. Hope 2016 is a great year for all of you.