Today the Hawkes Bay became one of the first areas together with the West Coast in the South Island to change over to digital television on the first day of Daylight Saving in New Zealand. The number of television sets being recycled and sent to Wellington who don’t change over until September next year is amazing. In these tight economic times it is surprising how many people are buying new televisions when the cost of a freeview box which does the same thing is so much cheaper.
I know we have bought a new television set but for an entirely different reason. The picture and sound on our tv set is great but considering we are shifting and the old set is so heavy we have decided to give it away.
This morning we went into Hastings to the weekly Farmers market and came home loaded with the weeks vegetables. It was a beautiful day with temperatures reaching 230c. I never seem to anticipate these temperatures and only have winter clothes with me.
This afternoon we headed off for Havelock North as we had heard that Derek’s best man at our wedding had returned from Australia and was now living locally. Thanks to the internet and our faithful Garmin we arrived at their home mid afternoon. What a shame, their house sitter informed us that they are currently down in Christchurch for a wedding. Never mind, later in the week will do, we will be around for a few days yet. Returning to Richards following the GPS we saw more of the area as we came back on an entirely different route.