It's been a bit damp here the last couple of days. We had an incredible thunderstorm yesterday, which carried on for hours. There were two thunderclaps in the night (around 4 ish) that were so loud they woke me (I don't wake for earthquakes) and the whole house was shaking. Just amazing. The lawn (well - grass) out the back of the house is now a new wetlands area which the paradise ducks and white-faced heron are enjoying. Not so good for the big hunting competition here this weekend, though going by the deer and pigs being weighed at the judging, the wild weather didn't put too many people off!