Monday, July 20, 2009

Time for an update

Which I shall do in bullet-point form, for brevity. I'm tired.

  • Christchurch has a strange mix of weather, from the really very cold to the sitting outside in t-shirt warmth. This often happens on the same day. I feel like I'm experiencing both hemispheres at the same time.
  • Job-hunting during a recession is a stupid idea. Especially when on a working holiday visa and competing with laid-off Kiwis.
  • Luckily R's old company needed researchers in NZ, so yay for proper work! Paid in US$ even, so we'll be rich. Comparatively.
  • I'm not sure why they don't pay in pounds, when it's a British company. Never mind.
  • With work sorted, we turned our attention to other fun things. Like snowboarding!
  • Pictures are on Picasa. Look to the little link on the left for photo and video action.
  • Or go here.
  • Kea are fantastic.
  • My coccyx hurts.
  • I'm not in hospital! This is an improvement.
That's all for now. Consider yourselves caught up.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Also want

Who in the UK would like to buy me this? It's a collection of 100 classic books on a DS cartridge. Certainly would save R and I a lot of money on reading material!

The problem with NZ is that games and books and things here are really expensive. Take the above item. On, ten quid. To buy here, getting on for $60. Even with the exchange rate, that's a lot more! Silly NZ and its being far away from... well, everything.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


It's ridiculous how much I enjoy these games. Sadly, R's laptop won't play them, so I've sent a "hint hint" kind of email to his brother in Chicago. There's a Wii there, just waiting for some Guybrush Threepwood...