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Righto! It’s not been too long since the last update so this will either be short or very detailed. Which way would you like it?

First off, thanks to everyone that voted for my photo. In the end it was a close race, I ended with well over 300 votes I think! But, I didn’t win. No, on Saturday we gave up after seeing two others (one of them the Panda photo which I think was the best one there) was gathering votes like they were something easy to gather! In the end one of them had over 2000 votes! Crumbs! So we didn’t win, but after the competition ended we found out the rules said multiple votes from the same computer was OK. Next time I’ll write a script to give me a vote every 5 seconds. That’ll make me win! Ha!

Last week wasn’t only “Vote For Gerald” week, it was also my first week at work. All week long. So it was also “Have To Iron 5 Shirts” week and “Wear Proper Clothes” week. And, of course, “Get Up Early Every Day Of The” week. It looks like it is going to be a challenging job, and I’ve already had to stay late one night to sort out a problem. The guy who I am replacing has already left (a one-week-handover) so it’s jump in the deep end time. Lots of fun!

Anita has had LOADS of work. Three days last week, and worked today too! She got through her wage details from the Ministry of Education, so now we know how much she is worth in this country, and it’s not too bad. A positive for the future!

Last Friday we went down to Hamilton again for the rugby! Another loss. Boo. But we met up with my friend Matt and went out on the town for the evening. The day after we went out to see my Nana and then over to my brothers for lunch and to tire his children out for him. Back home to Auckland in the afternoon and then a relaxing rest of the weekend. Although on Sunday we went to the gym and did a Pump class! Anita has given up on the running, not her favourite way to exercise. So classes are the way forward, and if she gets any days off work then she can go exercise to her hearts content. Lucky for some!

All in all things have settled down nicely now, we’re into a routine which is almost fun after the past months of doing whatever whenever. Almost fun. Almost.

That’s all for now, this time I’ll leave you with a quote that will be stuck in some of your heads for the rest of the day:
Butt Scratcher? Butt Scratcher!

Me :o)

Posted by Big.G 01:04 Archived in New Zealand Tagged living_abroad

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