We've had a quiet start to 2020, which did get noisier towards the end of January when Chinese New Year & Hokkien New Year were celebrated: not just here but throughout the world to welcome the Year of the Rat.
Weatherwise, it is always dry at this time of the year. In fact, too dry. There has been no decent downpour since mid December, & the States' dams are currently running below 50% capacity.
With best regards,
Carol & George
5 February 2020
An update to our computers means we are not able to use our previous web creation software, so we are trying out Mobirise to see if it will do what we need, & to work in with all that we have created between 2005 & July 2019. It's taking a while to sort things out, so if you are looking for our older pages, check the links at the bottom of this page. If you are directed to a blank or Error page, just back track in your browser or head to