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DT 29284

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29284

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

With the dreadful weather most of you have been having lately we would feel a bit guilty about mentioning the beautiful warm summer days that we are enjoying here. So we won’t. We’ll get straight on with today’s Jay puzzle instead.… Continue reading

DT 29278

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29278

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A solo flight again this week. Grand-parental duties being the excuse.

While we have been enjoying warm dry conditions lately, further south, in the lower portion of the South Island where we were camping almost a year ago, they have been having torrential rain causing considerable flooding with lots of roads washed out and people needing helicopter evacuations.… Continue reading

DT 29272

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29272

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

   Our property has been much livelier than usual for the last few days. Our two eldest grandsons are both about to leave home and start university in Christchurch. They had invited a dozen or more friends to join them for some R and R at the beach and used our holiday bach as well as tents on the lawn as a base for this.… Continue reading

DT 29266

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29266

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Summer has really arrived now. Today we have some low cloud but most of the days in the last week have clear and sunny with temperatures in the mid twenties. Just how we like it.

We must all have been well behaved this week so, as a special treat, Jay has taken us on a visit to the zoo.… Continue reading

DT 29260

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29260

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Flying solo this week.

A beautiful fine summer day and the extended forecast suggests that it will stay this way for quite some time. Hope they have got it right.

Jay has supplied the goods once again.

 Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.… Continue reading

DT 29254

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29254

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We have been having a lot of windy days lately. The same winds that have been adding to the ferocity of the huge fires in Australia, blowing some of the smoke right across the Tasman, has also stripped the last of the blossoms off the Christmas flowering Pohutukawa trees.… Continue reading

DT 29248

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29248

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Happy New Year everyone.

We have been away with family again and despite partying to welcome in the new year, we happily managed to avoid the holiday chaos on the roads and get home in time to solve this Jay’s first puzzle for 2020.… Continue reading

DT 100011

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100011

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Merry Christmas everyone. Or in Maori ‘Meri Kirihimete’.

As today is a Wednesday we (at least those of us who get it from the Puzzles site) do still have a Jay puzzle to solve and enjoy. Continue reading “DT 100011”

DT 29237

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29237

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We might be only a couple of days short of our summer solstice but it feels like a real winter’s day here today. Hope this doesn’t last long.

Jay as entertaining as ever, and we found it a tad trickier than they have been lately, just sneaking into our ‘3 star’ for difficulty time.… Continue reading

DT 29231

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29231

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

It has been quite a week here in New Zealand. The weather pattern that we mentioned in last week’s blog caused significant infrastructure damage in the South Island with many slips and areas of flooding. Huge disruption for many people, especially tourists, with the only road down the West Coast not expected to re-open before Christmas.… Continue reading