|Tuesday, 4 September 2007|
Winter Hols Over Allready
Lady Newcastle and I are back in Hamilton now after a 10-day jaunt down to the Middle Island. We had four days with my Bro in Waimate, a splendid little town about half way between Timaru and Oamaru, then took a rental car on a tour of the South Canterbury and Otago districts, before returning to Christchurch and our flight back up to the Tron.
While in the Queenstown/Wanaka area we managed to sneak in three days of skiing on the awesome Coronet peak, Cardrona and Treble Cone fields. The weather was bloody marvellous, our skiing form was fantastic as usual, and the snow conditions were passable.
We are both slightly annoyed however to discover the region is currently receiving a massive dose of fresh snow as we speak. Bloody typical that there should be a big dump *after* we've been on our winter holiday instead of before
But beggars cant be choosers. And as they say.. "a bad day skiing is better than a good day fishing" ... no wait a minute, that's not quite it?
While we were gone I notice you useless buggers let those one-eyed Cantebrians steal the bloody Ranfurly shield out from under your noses. I hope you're pleased with yaselves. We had the misfortune to endure the sorry episode in a Speights (of all beers) pub in Wanaka with a couple of dozen locals for company who didn't seem to care much coz it wasn't Otago or Southland playing.
Enough about Rugby though, I'm sick to death of the whole world cup build-up, lets just get it over with and win the bloody thing.
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