Thursday, November 23, 2006


Francis and I arrived back home from our road trip on Tuesday evening. Liz followed on Wednesday. We stayed at a really lovely place owned by Francis's relatives. It was in Turangi about 45 minutes outside of Taupo. On Saturday night we went into Taupo for a party which was fun, nothing like a good BBQ to make you feel like summer is here! The rest of the time we spent walking. The scenery up there is absolutely gorgeous. I particularly enjoyed walking at the Huka Falls. The highlight of the trip would have to have been the hot pools (obviously apart from the company guys!) They were the perfect way to relax tired muscles, I am however sporting a fair few extra bruises from the water slide. Totally worth it though!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Last weekend was really fun. On Saturday I helped a friend sand down his living room. I even had one of those official looking masks! Later a group of us went out to a party in Happy Valley. On Sunday, sore arms served to confirm my suspicions that I am not physiologically suited to hard labour. This week the weather in Wellington has been awful. I felt like my car was going to fly away while I was driving this afternoon. I hope it clears up before our tramp on Sunday. I will post some photos of Taupo.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I had my interview for the Fairfax internship last Friday. I flew over in the tiniest plane I have ever been on. Little planes are scary, I was bouncing up and down in my seat. After sharing a taxi in from the airport with the head of the school of journalism I was feeling pretty confident, a confidence that was shattered in the interview! On Monday I got a call from the editor and they are giving me the internship. I am so excited. God knows the plans He has for me and they are good plans. The internship means that I don't need to interview for journalism school, I have my fees paid, and a job lined up at a paper at the end of the course.

At the moment I am very busy training for our 'flat trip' to Taupo the week after next, we are going on a tramp that requires being able to walk for eight hours (and a lot of hills!) and Liz has reminded me that I not only need to think that I can walk that far but rather be very confident. The only way out except on foot involves a helicopter, so I hope I have done enough!