The week has again passed by at an alarming rate, and there is no clue at all as to where 2003 has gone. Nothing of any great moment has happened here in the family, but at work there have been a couple of bits and pieces.
Tim Ng from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand spoke to us on Wednesday about "Trans-Tasman issues, Trans-Tasman problems", a subject of great interest to us as our bank is likely to be sold to an Australian interest. Today, however, we heard that Westpac have withdrawn their request, leaving only one declared bidder, the ANZ Bank. An auction or a sale with only one purchaser interested doesn't make for an exciting race or a high price, so we continue to wait and see.
I probably should have a lot of material to put here about the week, but I can't think of much at the moment. The WAP client isn't working at the moment, so I can't update from the phone as I go, which means that the updates come less regularly. This has advantages and disadvantages, of course.