31 January 2007

Today's manifold achievements

1. Passed my full licence driving test up in Paraparaumu! It only took me seven years of driving on a restricted licence to get around to sitting the test.

2. Took yet more detritus to the Salvation Army in Karori.

3. Had a nice coffee catch-up session with Aaron, Rachel, Mike and Charlotte from MoD.

4. Managed to only injure one opponent in my last indoor netball game. For the record, it was a 26-all draw, which is a happy result to end on. Keen to play in London if there's an opportunity, but it's not as popular as it is here in NZ.

30 January 2007

Counting down the days

So! I finished work on Friday. Had my team farewell lunch on Tues at the Wellington Brewing Company, and work leaving drinks on Friday at the Loaded Hog (as there was a 2-for-1 offer on). It didn't go late though, because most of them were off to the Australian High Commission's Australia Day Party that evening. I only had three vinos at the pub before eating but I felt pretty bad the next day. Three! That's pretty minor stuff, even for a softy like me. "Musta been something I ate..."

Non-work pals dinner & drinks was on Saturday night. Had drinks at Matterhorn first for an hour or so (see pic below), and then went to the Cambodian restaurant Siem Reap for dinner - 13 of us: Catherine & Tim, me, Toakase, Kathryn McLean, Bronwyn Jones, Philippa S, Kirstin, Richard & Bronwyn, Matthew Louwrens, Al, and Helen Culver. I was quite keen for farewell karaoke, but there wasn't enough interest from the others - next time!

This week will be very busy, organising all the loose ends in Wellington and moving out of the flat. It occurred to me yesterday that I've not been unemployed since 2000. Guess I should enjoy it while it lasts, but I must say it feels weird...

27 January 2007

Flight details

Sunday 11 Feb
Cathay Pacific CX108
Dep Auckland 2.20pm
Arr Hong Kong 8.45pm

Friday 16 Feb
Cathay Pacific CX253
Dep Hong Kong 2.35pm
Arr London 8.15pm

04 January 2007

Hurtling skywards

Itinerary for upcoming travel:

Departing Wellington 4 Feb (approx)

Auckland - Hong Kong 11 Feb

Hong Kong - London 16 Feb

More news as it comes to hand...