Well this weeks post was supposed to be about the new place-mats I am making, maybe to be accompanied by my favourite winter vege soup recipe but… once the fabric was cut and put into a nice tidy pile, it seemed a better idea to get everyone out of the house and into the sun for a bit of a play and a run around. Anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time will know that we feel a special affinity with Purakaunui. We visit there when we can, have holidayed there, and have family who live there. Whenever we head over the hill the kids often ask if we can stop at the school, which is precisely what we did today, and we didn’t get any further. It doesn’t take much looking around to see why.