Easter traffic chokes NZ's highways - National - NZ Herald News
<---- See that bridge? That bridge, at this very moment, has a two hour wait to get across. Only in New Zealand, would they still have a one lane bridge, for one million people to get to their holiday homes! bahahah
Ok, so my bed seems really lovely right now, after reading about all the traffic that is going on out there in that big wide world outside my little flat.
Just about everyone that i know, is leaving, or has left Auckland for the long weekend. I wish them all safe travels and an awesome holiday weekend. Especially Nick and the girls, who are off to go camping on the other side of that bridge!!! Please let them get their fill of the outdoors over the next 4 days, so that they come back to me, nice and tired and happy to hybernate with me, in peace for a few days!
I am very happy to announce that my new little nephew now has a name! Tracey and Tim named him Simon Evan. How gorgeous is that? I have never known a little baby named Simon. As far as i was aware all Simons were born old! So cute...and Evan means "Little warrior" which he really is, so i think he actually picked that part of his name himself. I am still waiting on photos of the handsome little guy...and growing ever impatient as well, i might add! He is like 48 hours old now and i still have not even seen him! Tracey has only just been released from hospital though, so i guess i will give her a few more hours before i start ringing her every 5 minutes, while i stamp my feet and send "Hurricane Jackie" down the phone at her. haha...that is what Nick used to call me, everytime i got angry.
Anyway...my vegetable soup turned out soooo yummy. It's amazing how filling a soup can be huh? or maybe that was the french stick, smothered in butter that i had to go with it...hmmm regardless, it was a very yummy dinner. Even Nixon ate his.
We watched the news and i could not believe John Key, and his attitude towards New Zealand's P epidemic. I turned the TV on and just got the second half of the leading story that 3 news did about methamphetamine. John Key was asked a question by a reporter and his response was basically "how would i know? I am not a drug dealer"...for a Prime Minister who only months ago was all over the news waging his "War on Drugs" wouldn't one think he would at least take some interest in the issue that he has waged a war on?
I wouldn't vote for Key again. I have always been a National supporter, but John Key's increasing arrogance and total lack of knowledge or interest in the issues that are effecting New Zealanders every day, is appalling. Between what i saw on the news tonight...the whole whaling issue, and now the mining issue...i never thought i would say this, but give us back Helen Clarke and her lack of dental hygiene any day!
Ok, so now we are back in bed, and tonight for our viewing pleasure...we have....Ambush in Mogadishu. The True Story of BlackHawk Down.
Honestly...what would i do without the internet? I remember the whole time Danny and i were living in Waiuku, we didn't even have the internet at home. I liked it that way. I didn't miss it at all. I figured it was healthier for our relationship to not be sitting at computers whenever we were home together. I still believe that .
Now though, being here alone...i don't know how i would survive without it. I would be that much more bored without the constant supply of documentaries at my fingertips, and that much more isolated from the world than i already feel...without my blog and Facebook.
I am truly blessed.
I'm off to watch tonight's doco...back later...maybe. x