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Thursday, 23 June 2005

Funniest thing I have read in ages...

The contributors to the Herald need a platform of their own:

Doug Harris of Howick writes: "Could someone please advise 'Bishop' Tamaki that a Queen can take a Bishop from any position?"

Sunday, 12 June 2005

Rugby was the winner on the day!

What a weekend for rugby - apart from the tragic performance of the Kaviti on Friday (and full admission to being torn a little - I mean at least one moment of magic please). No matter the Cavalier on College Hill provided a great venue for the rugby - playing "retro" tunes (lucky for Ellie, Emma and Kirsteen the babies made in the 80s!!) and meeting strange chicks that have broken up from their fiances. We moved on post-rugby (and attempts at karoake where there was no machine!). The rugby became a distant reminder and much dancing and entertainment provided by those St Mary's girls was had. We eventually moved into Saturday when we had to get organised to head to Hamilton!

Well that was a game worth watching - the Maori did not disappoint. There was a sea of red in Hamilton that was impressive but thankfully the "pussycats" were going to be sent to Wellington disappointed. We were still elated as we walked back to the hotel (at the opposite end of the city!) filled with pizza and beer.

So that was enough rugby I think for one weekend!! Eeeuch back to reality and start the new working - think another holiday back to Sydney might be needed.

Sunday, 5 June 2005

Welcome to the first instalment

After truly giving up on the idea of getting a blog off the ground (thanks to the archaic restrictions imposed on cgi scripting and php by the useless folks at Paradise - anyone use these guys notice that they have one of the worst web mail interfaces which hasn't been modified since 2000!). I digress.. I have finally decided upon a 3rd party host that as my friend Jo has shown is really not a bad way to go at all!

I gotta say using this site has been made so easy - these guys really know what they are doing!

Anyway its an awful rainy Queen's Birthday weekend (I am sure the Queens' are having way more fun than I am at any rate). Auckland is finally feeling the bitter cold that is winter (we can't have temperatures in the late teens for too much longer I guess). Ron had his birthday yesterday and we celebrated with pizza (this is really a treat for dieters!) and a great Brazilian movie - seriously good and thoroughly recommended 'Carandiru'.