New Zealand

Nothing like leaving it to the last minute, but finally got confirmation of flights and where I’ll be staying in New Zealand.

I’m off this Thursday (2nd Sep) and will be spending a couple of weeks in Wellington, getting back to Glasgow around teatime on Sunday 18th. The serviced apartments look better on the website than they do on street view, but I guess we’ll see when we get there.

Expect updates by twitter, facebook and maybe the odd blog post whilst I’m away.

Google Redesigned

I’ve never been a big fan of Google Calendar, mostly because the user interface is a bit ordinary – I really don’t like the Arial font that a lot of the Google applications seem to force on you.

Recently stumbled across the Google Redesigned plugin for Firefox though, which does a very good job of prettying up Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Reader.

I’m sure its subjective but I find it preferable to the default Google look and feel – well worth a look in my book.

Back to School

It must be time for another update, Megan’s back at school next week (Primary 4) and we’ve not posted anything since we were in Canada – sorry about that. The holiday was finished off in fine style up in Sun Speaks, in the snow and the hot tub, and there was more than a tear or two shed when we had to head off to the airport for the trip home. I think Megan would move out to Vancouver in a heartbeat, she had a great time!

We’ve had some more fun over the summer too, in spite of the rainy weather since the schools finished at the end of June. We had a visit from Zoe, Mike and Darcey last month – was great to see them again, had been far too long. Megan and Darcey got on like a house fire – they’re really quite similar despite the age difference. That visit was followed by one from Dave & Teresa which was just as much fun – and some dodgy old photos were posted on Facebook as a result.

(Dave – what’s it worth to keep the other ones under wraps ?!)

There’s not movement on the house front so we may well just end staying put, but we’ve not given up just yet – time will tell. Megan and I spent this weekend destroying and disposing of some old and rotten garden furniture – which was surprisingly therapeutic – whilst Angela met up with some pals from school in Glasgow on Saturday night (and then spent most of Sunday recovering).