Posting from Sydney airport, courtesy of Optus. Ta. Heading to Christchurch for a Spinal Injuries conference for three days then up to Hamilton to visit Mum for a week. Kate finishes school the day I get back, then we head up to Avoca for a week. Sweet!
We’re about to leave for the airport so I thought I’d keep my promise and just quickly make a holiday post. We’ve seen heaps. Done some awesome driving tours around the top of the North Island – Taupo, Rotorua, Coromadel Peninsula. Visited lots of geothermal thingys. Seen heaps of cows and only a few sheep?!? Paid an arm and a leg for petrol $2.17/litre – curse my right foot! Eaten great food. Drank a few tasty beers and a couple of decent espressi. All in all good times. See you very soon.
Just finished night shift and am now officially on Holidays. We leave for NZ tomorrow to visit my Mum and David plus tour the top half of the North Island. Looking forward to heaps of food, driving the MX-5 and ride on mower, seeing NZ in green & gold (I’m taking my Wallabies jersey), possibly skydiving?!? and hanging with Kate. Should be good times though I’ll miss my machine. Thanks to Mish for house sitting! Might do a post from the land of the long white cloud…
One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about human beings was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in “It’s a nice day,” or “You’re very tall,” or “Oh dear, you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right?” At first, Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months’ consideration and observation, he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don’t keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. After a while, he abandoned this one as well as being obstructively cynical and decided he quite liked human beings after all, but he always remained desperately worried about the terrible number of things they didn’t know about. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Apologies for stating the obvious. We’re blaming Mum who is visiting from New Zealand for a few days (they are her goats). It looks like it will be cold all week.