Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Welcome back

Howdie all, and welcome to another year – this one to be brought to you by economic chaos out of political grandstanding. 

I hope you all had a great break?  I know I did.  Just ourselves and around two dozen of our closest friends at the perfect bach right by one of NZ’s best beaches … it doesn’t get much better than that.  See what I mean:

a man on his log with his woman

Even if the occasional ‘bronze whaler’ did try to monopolise the swimming.
Bronze Whaler at Papamoa 

A big thank you to our host, and to those of you who helped make it the perfect holiday.

I’ll be posting a short ‘ramble’ later on this afternoon as I cruise around the ‘net catching up on news and views.  In the meantime, I’d love to hear how, if you had a break, your time away turned out for you.


  1. A lovely beach, isn't it?

    I used to live at Papamoa, just over a decade ago. Great beach, but I can't say the same for the surrounding area!

  2. 5 days around Xmas in Tenerife where it was warm (22 - 28 deg C) but rained occasionally. One day back at the office (until 11:30 at night!), New Year's Eve on the actual banks of the Thames (jumped the fence and climbed down to the waters edge to get a better view of the fireworks at midnight before the police and fast incoming tide chased us back onto the street level.

    Went off to Alicante for New Years Day and three more. Pretty cold, grey and wet ... but c. 15 degrees C warmer than London.

    Now back and into a cold patch. Played rugby on a frozen solid pitch and am now brown, and black and blue. The brown is fading fastest ;-).

    Over all to soon - thinking of a felucca cruise down the Nile soon.

  3. PS Welcome back! Looking forward to a rambling rant!
    And yes, that should say "too soon" above.

  4. Welcome back!

    (Break? What's that? You mean an extended period when one does no work? Hmmm... I should try that some time. It's sounds like fun.)

  5. Robert Winefield13 Jan 2009, 14:04:00

    Got engaged... :)

  6. Engaged!

    You can't just leave two words and smiley face, man. Tell us more!


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