So much for summer. While T and I were knocked out by some nasty flu virus this week, a tornado saw fit to visit and cause a couple of deaths far too close to home. We thought last year’s tornado over on the North Shore was a one-off (that killed one person) but right now we just need one more to make it a pattern. Or is the rule of threes just for serial killers?
And so much for my braggarty post on how insulated we are from natural disasters, despite being a city of dormant volcanoes. Though as I also pointed out last month, the weather in Auckland is unspeakably awful, and so changeable that really, there was no headsup that a tornado might be coming to town.
On a brighter note… driving dogs!
This week’s links (short and sweet):
In typical Yes and Yes style, a very simple two-step plan for getting what you want
Amazing photos of Galapagos birdlife, over at Traveling 9 to 5
Marian is moving back to the US (sadface) for an awesome new job. I’ll be seeing you next year!
After a year of freelancing, Andrea is making some resolutions about doing business from hereonin
Enjoyed this reader post at Get Rich Slowly about learning to break the boom-and-bust cycle of poverty
Here’s Kommein on being social online without being annoying
Finally, I am not sure I actually know what ice cream cake is supposed to be like, but this recipe from Hungry and Frozen makes me want to try making it myself.
I had an ice cream cake for my 10th birthday! It was awesome but unfortunately my birthday is in the middle of July. And we had an outside, waterslide (slip’n’slide, remember those?!) party. Needless to say, outside in the middle of summer in the US South–that cake melted before we could get it onto everyone’s plate!