Vincent kindly sent me the photos he took while he was in Auckland and Hamilton. Thought I'd post some of them up over the next few days starting now since I have 15 minutes before I have to got to church (AV repairman coming over).
The brown patches of grass is due to a recent frost.
Wonderful bus stop right outside. Only bad point is rubbish tends to overflow and often flies into the yard.
The side road in one of the pictures leads to my neighbour's house which is behind mine (originally same lot - sub divided property). We have very nice neighbours. A GREAT BLESSING.
You might notice too that we have no front gate. Most houses do not have gates.