I was advised that Hong Kong would be very hot after the freezing temperatures of Europe but not so. I found the warmer weather to be quite nice even if a little humid.
However on my arrival home to Auckland I was very surprised by the heat. Summer has arrived in New Zealand.
My brother-in-law, John, picked me up at the airport and together with my sister, Wendy, we spent the afternoon with friends instead of me waiting at the airport for the connecting domestic flight home.
These lovely red poppies were in their garden. Summer has really arrived and there were more lovely flowers in store when I finally got back to Taupo that evening.
My bags are unpacked and as wonderful as my holiday has been I am happy to be home!