There must be something up as the news has degenerated, as if that were feasible, to the inane and the inconsequential.
All the so-called 'stars' of the media have drifted off, leaving the less memorable to carry things for the next month.
The invasion is scheduled to commence later today as the scheduled festive season trip to Rotoiti east of Rotorua was deemed to be seriously more difficult due to the interruptions to SH1. One very caring SiL offered to come south, an offer quickly and gratefully accepted. It was followed by other daughter and partner, so just when we had given the tree decorations away in the expectation we would conceivably not be home for Christmas again, The Warehouse came into play. Alas the artificial tree could have been purchased for 50% off a week after the investment was made.
Adding little Bro, wife and daughter seemed appropriate as their life is in some turmoil as they live three Kms north of the original epicentre of the November 7.9 tremor.
The travel budget was rapidly redirected to another Xmas at home and even without a 'fatted calf' things seem to be in hand.
To my fellow contributors here at No Minister, to my supporters, and to my detractors I wish all a very Happy
A year that portends some very different emotions and experiences as so much of the mirage of stability has been somewhat redirected as some changes to the status quo seem apparent.
Seasons greetings, kindest regards, Murray.