There is no requirement for any of my readers to be at all excited about any of this. After home time, I went to the station to buy the August season ticket (now increased to $96) before we picked up our car, complete with a new fuel pump. I paid Norrie in a combination of New Zealand dollars and pounds, as he is shortly to go back to England for a holiday, and I had recently accepted a ten-pound note someone else had in settlement of another debt. So they are indeed an international currency. Nobody likes paying the foreign exchange commission figure, so I think ten pound notes get passed around settling debts here until eventually someone repatriates one.
Anyway, then we had dinner and Viv talked the boys through some musical instruments.