It's really hard to believe that in just 5 weeks we will have left New Zealand and be on our way back to the UK. Life is quite peaceful here right at the moment, a sort of calm before the storm. I'm gradually getting the house into a good state, filling another skip in the process, but otherwise little of note is happening. Yesterday they had school photos and I got dragged in for a staff photo even though I had only gone in to school patrol duty! Today they had meningoccocal vaccinations so there were lots of sore sleepy kids around. Today I went up to Ag Research with GKP and learnt all about possums and how to get rid of them. Tomorrow Christopher is going to the Carter Observatory and I've said I'll go and cook sausages at school! What fun!!