I’ve been talked into going to a number of the different events for the Auckland Anniversary Weekend in the central city -which starts tomorrow. My mother is keen to go to the seafood cooking event one of the days it’s on and I’ve agreed to go with her. At the rate everything is going it’ll be on Sunday so we can stay in the city and watch the fireworks that night! At least we don’t have to hang around to midnight to see it.Given that it’s Auckland’s 175th Anniversary, there are quite a few Auckland Anniversary Weekend events on this year compared to normal, where the only I can really remember happening most years are the regattas on the gulf. (I’m sure there’s usually tons of other things on but I never go to them so…)

The weather is great here, so we shouldn’t have any problems on that end for the whole weekend 🙂 It’s also getting slightly cooler and a lot less humid, making it physically pleasant to go outside now.

I’ve also started watching the first season of “The Killing”, which is actually rather good and I’m pleased I’ve started it. I am pleased I went to check the series online as I’ve found out that it pulls a “Twin peaks” and takes the first two seasons to solve the case introduced in the first episode, which would have annoyed me no end if I had gotten to the end of the first season only to find this out!

Today has gone really well! 🙂 I do think that I’m going to have to go out of my way to do things like going swimming at the beach more often this summer.

The ice cream was great – I got my usual chocolate of course.

Given how nice, (and hot!), the weather is now I’m heading off to go swimming at Cheltenham Beach right now. Yes I do know it’s going to be knee deep in people, given the weather and the fact that it’s a Sunday afternoon – and the fact that Cheltenham is one of the few nice places to go swimming regardless of how high or low the tide happens to be – but I really want to go swimming rather go shopping or go somewhere that is inside on a day like this 🙂

I’ve arranged to stop by one of friends on the way down and pick them up. I do want to do the whole ice cream thing as well – it’s a pity it’s a bit too warm to really be coffee weather, but it is perfect ice cream weather at least 🙂