It's that fabulous time of year when family and friends come calling - for hours or days. I love the catching up, the meals and wines, the laughter and relaxing.
At the moment we have friends from Auckland staying who love nothing more than to get out doing things they wouldn't do in the city. Riding the motor bikes in the hills is one thing that is banned this year as sparks from exhausts are a constant worry as we move through a drought like no other in our district.
Yesterday we headed out in the Sounds to see what was biting and also dredge for some scallops on the way back.
The weather was perfect, the sea so calm we headed into the Cook Strait, and yes, the fish were biting.
Add in a bottle or two of wine and dinner was awesome.
What is your favourite way to entertain?