Work continues quite briskly (to put it mildly) and the local elections project is eating up a lot of my time. It's interesting and enjoyable though, which is always a bonus with the these things. Socially, things have been reasonably sedate ... a particularly nasty sting in winter's tail has relegated me to a life of quiet hermitude and cold-fending, for now. Roll on summer!
There's also a change of flat on the very near horizon - my mates Beth and Kyle have gone and got themselves all ensconced in a real house and all, leaving their lovely little downstairs flat for the taking. The rooms are bigger (although we lose the 'study'; no biggie really), plus there's a nice deck/outside space and a big old palm tree and it's $100 a week cheaper. I think we've struck gold here people ... but there's a whiteware shopping expedition on the cards for this weekend which seems terribly grown-up and domestic a thing to be doing.
And speaking of striking gold, weren't the Olympics bloody great? Now I'm a lethargic soul at the best of times but there's no better thrill than seeing our athletes up there, jostling the bigger players off the dias - we only ended up with three gold and two silver to our names, but there was that most excellent one-two in the men's triathlon and even that relatively tiny haul puts us seventh on the 'gold medals per capita' table (in your face China!). All that parched earth and sunshine definitely made me Greece-sick though ... being on the other side of the planet has its drawbacks sometimes!
So that's it - you can consider yourselves a little more caught up now ... futher updates as they come to hand.
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