The team from work are having a mid winter party and I del obliged to attend. I'm not sure that this was a good decision. I hope that some food arrives soon because if it doesn't, nobody will be happy. A pointless trivia quiz is in progress as I type this.
I can't believe how noisy it is here. Riotous behaviour really doesn't become them, and it's not the way they behave during the week.
We had some good food in the end. A pork thing with lentils and other vegetables, followed by sticky date pudding, supported by fine white wine and cordial. A taxi to the station enabled me to catch the 10 35 train for a not too late night home. Now that the phone client program is working again, I can tell you all a bit about the past couple of days, in brief.
I struggled to find a subject for the speech contest, but eventually found one. An inspirational speech based on my university experiences: No man is an island. In the absence of other competitors, P stood up to challenge me, and delivered a lacklustre impromptu speech. The judges voted it the winner, to the amazement of almost everyone present. The day could only get better after that. It did. Today wasn't bad either, especially seeing as the bank said for two of my meals today: lunch and dinner.
By now, my train has left Petone travelling north, and home is not too far away. In other news, I'm glad to hear that Chris D is home safely, and wish to encourage him and let him know that perfection is not required in everything you do. Also to mention that both my wife and I are only children too. Sorry to fill up so many slots on friends pages with so much dust.
Not a saying generally ascribed to NZ. We're at the hockey field in Upper Hutt, a few minutes late because I had to get M a mouth guard. It's a new term, so there has been a passing of time for goods to be mislaid. It's a beautiful morning, with light high cloud, sun and scarcely any wind. I'm not sure what the rest of the weekend has in store for us.