Monday, May 19, 2008

You all love me when I'm gone...

Two memes, a touch of man lust and some moderate abuse. Just the kind of highbrow input I'd expect from a group of writers while my blog is unsupervised.

As LW points out, there was plenty of net access in New Zealand, but, alas, none for me. The hotel's access was outrageous and DH muttered 'internet addiction' any time I suggested paying for it. Plus, although the kiwis have discovered wireless access networks they have also cleverly discovered how to lock them and make people pay for them, eliciting similar remarks from DH. Very devious of him. If he'd just said 'no', I would have defied him instantly - he never gets away with that kind of 'I'm the boss' behaviour, because, frankly my dears, I don't give a damn. I'm the boss. However, 'internet addiction' pressed right on my guilt button (the one that says 'shouldn't you be spending more time with your family?'), and was insurmountable, although untrue. Clearly.

Anyway, had a fine old time. It's stupid, I know, but I had no idea of what to expect from New Zealand and I loved it. It helped that the weather was fantastic. We walked, took ferry rides, visited Sheep World (only in New Zealand) and bathed in hot springs. Amazing landscape, more like Scandinavia than dry old Oz. Started muttering to DH about his seeking gainful employment there, it's a lot more tempting than some of the other places he's mentioned (as ever, we may be on the move, yes, yes, I'll believe it when I'm on the plane). Soccer boy saw some kids on the soccer field, so he's with me and Princess - well as long as she doesn't have to walk up any more 'dollcanoes' she'll come along...

7 comments:

laughingwolf said...

welcome back, glad all went well :)

yes, i have eyed new zealand as a 'place to be', as well... but it's only a dream *sigh*

pjd said...

welcome back. good friend went to NZ and did an RV tour recently and loved it. It's one of the places I'd like to go, someday.

Whirlochre said...

Nice to know the Koala is back in her tree, ready to drop...

McKoala said...

Never going to get over the deadly drop bear story, are you, WO?

Whirlochre said...

What? (cough) Of Course! Over it already! This safety net contraption strapped above my motorcylcle helmet is for catching errant trapeze artists. Obviously.

Robin S. said...

Dollcanoes. My favorite part!

Hey- we're glad you're back- if you move to NZ - gotta get them to loosen up their wireless rules, girl.

Conduit said...

Welcome back. Glad you had a good time. :)