We've been awake for a while, catching up on some of the dross from MySky. And as we've watched the telly, there's been the lovely, comforting sound of rain on the roof to keep us company.
We'd blogged before Christmas about the unseasonably dry late spring we'd experienced here. We got some relief at that time, but we've had very little rain since, plenty of sunshine, and a fair bit of wind. The green tinge that accompanied Christmas is a memory.
Metservice suggests that most of the North Island is going to get a really good drenching today. Whilst that's bad news for anyone who's organised an event this weekend (especially down our way, where it's Wellington Anniversary weekend), it's good news for those who rely on moisture from above. It won't do the golf course any harm either ahead of the Masters Games in a couple of weeks, not that we will be swinging a club for a wee while.
We're not going anywhere much other than the couch today. We'll be quite happy to listen to the rythym of the falling rain all day!