Vote 2020 x 4

It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
That's who (YOU!), when, where, how, and I shall assume you know why. If you don't…

Mum and Dad have gone

Not for ever, obviously.

They flew out from a sunny and hot Christchurch on Saturday afternoon with a few tears but not a huge amount as we'll all be meeting up for my brothers wedding in August (see next posting). They flew into a very sunnny and extremely hot Brisbane.

With them being here for quite a while (they've been away since 10th Dec but we got them in out mits on the 22nd) we definitely got used to having them around. Even when they slopped off to Hamner or down to Dunedin for a few days you always knew they were gonna be back. Was a bit weird Saturday afternoon when they weren't.

We're now left in chez Redwood all on our own (just the 4 of us!) as Carol (Ma-in-law) is loving staying at Jane's (Sis-in-law and on family hols in Singapore for ages). She gets to use the wee sporty car, not have kids toys all over the floor and generally have a wild old time of it.