Three weeks today
Before I am on New Zealand time!
Until then things might be a bit quiet around here (as you may have noticed!).
Welcome to Kiwi Log - the musings of a displaced Kiwi experiencing the many delights of London, can't wait for the 'black snot'! I make no apologies to anyone that doesn't get the 'in jokes' - you should have gotten to know me better when you had the chance.
Before I am on New Zealand time!
Yes - that's right, it's that time of year again...
I have just seen this comment from MJD re one of the jnr's:
Hey Frit - guess what mate......yeah nothing Na just kidding - guess what happended in the Hornsberry house yesterday......still nothing!! :) :)Borderline genius he says.
OK - for reading this far - I will tell you that I think your nephew Lucca is borderline genis! We know he's borderline pyshco - OK no borderline about that - but at under 3 years old and putting a 100 piece jig saw together - UPSIDE DOWN is getting a bit freaky - don't ya reckon?
Not much of interest happening at the moment.
Chaff Wong - next time I call you after I have spent the proceeding 10 hours with Boy - please politely remind me that it is not the best time for chat...
A genius from Christchurch has decided that we need to be nice to Australians:
Poking fun at Australians has been something of a national sport for decades, but now New Zealand's tourism bosses want less teasing and more visitors.Oh for the love of Christchurch.... He goes on, and it gets worse.
The plea, which may astonish patriotic Kiwis, is a serious one and comes as New Zealand tourism agencies take the bold step of adopting Australia's national colours as a marketing tactic.
"While one comment is pretty innocuous, if every second Kiwi makes a comment [to Australian visitors] about the cricket or about the rugby, it will start to grate on them," said Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing chief executive Ian Bougen.
"If we want to keep those Aussie dollars rolling in ... maybe we need to learn to be a little bit more hospitable."
"Canterbury's colours are normally red and black, but we've decided that it's time for us to turn green and gold - at least for a few months," Mr Bougen said. "It's a little bit cheeky and a little bit quirky."It's a little bit zany, a little bit out there and I'm not even wearing underwear.... You tit.
Back to being stupidly busy at work, and only set to get worse before I come home. And to be honest - starting to feel more than a little sorry for myself!
Tariana Turia when calling for a halt to those troublesome whiteys coming to New Zealand yesterday:
"No, we aren't playing the race card, because we are not talking about Asian immigration.OK - so up the fences - skilled migrants are nothing but trouble. Lets be isolationist back water hicks shall we?
"In actual fact, the majority of immigrants who come to this country come from Great Britain, from Europe, from Canada, from Australia."
I fail see a problem here!!!
So it looks like Section 59 - 'Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill' - is going to pass third reading and become law. I think it is a well intended Bill that might help send a message that child abuse is plain wrong - although the Bill itself is a slightly over the top intrusion.
'Right, ten more minutes - come here son'. WHACK!I suppose I shouldn't make light of such a serious topic - but passing a law that could (but in reality won't) impact on 95% of parents, and have precisely zero impact on those it is suppose to target is a bit capricious if you ask me.
There will be kids everywhere saying, 'OOOwwww!! Just you wait you bastard, on the stroke of midnight I am going to piss in your slippers!'
A new website has been set up for some of New Zealand's 'people in need....'
Well, dinner with The Jones Girl at least. No less 'hot' but not a 'date' strictly speaking! And in a fairly dramatic move away from finding the dustiest smoke filled haven possible, we uncovered a very swanky Vodka bar in Soho called 'Revolution'.
"All the preparations of reason, therefore, in what may be called pure philosophy, are in reality directed to those three problems only (God, Soul, Freedom). These themselves, however, have a still further object, namely, to know what ought to be done, if the will is free, if there is a God, and if there is a future world. As this concerns our actions with reference to the highest aims of life, we see that the ultimate intention of nature in her wise provision was really, in the constitution of our reason, directed to moral interests only. "Oh God (if indeed you do exist!), I feel Richard Dawkins coming on...
Walking out of an average meeting, saw shirt in shop window, liked the look of shirt, called the procession to a halt. Entered said shop.
Home early, BBQ Chicken Pizza, a few brews, phone off and Newcastle vs Waregem (Belgian Cup Champs in case you didn't know) in the European Cup - on poor mans telly!!
Back to double digits all day here in Londontown.
A tube ride home with every second woman shoving flowers in my face and sporting an airy 'oh he really does love me despite being a shit for 360 odd days'; look on her face.
Going to spend some pounds - eBay here I come.