Just back from a glorious and rare weekend at the beach. The weather was so warm our souls emerged from the scratching business of the last two months and relaxed, dragonfly-like in the sun. We are so lucky to be living in the Bay of Plenty. I am still amazed that we can live on a farm and have beaches like this only twenty minutes away (let alone a harbour within a five minute drive). It's worth its weight in gold immersing ourselves into the surrounds - the best medicine possible for the dreaded home-sickness bug that on occasion, creeps like an unwanted visitor around the edges of our house.