The first of these since I got back. It's been fairly warm, with light breezes. The train in the rush hour here is much the same as off peak in Liverpool. Meanwhile, life in N Z seems to be much the same. David P has arranged a service for 7pm Thursday. I missed the Wellington round-the-bays run yesterday, but jet lag and exhaustion wouldn't have made my time any good. I missed the sevens too, though that's nothing new. Though the parade of the teams is always fun. I'm glad to be here for some of the end of summer: beauty and warmth, but not the same as it might have been. I must try harder not to turn cryptic at the end of these posts.