Friday, 11 January 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary: 1919 - 2008

image As I was driving over the bridge today on the way to pickup Ange from her last day of work, I noticed the flags were flying at half-mast.

I immediately thought of Sir Ed: he was easily the most worthy recipient of this recognition and as a frail 88 year old, also the most likely.

Surely his famous remark on conquering Everest could just as equally apply to his life. He lived it: in grand style.

For every New Zealander his passing is a loss, for the man himself and the era he represented. Perhaps we can take some comfort in the fact that he can still buy each of us a drink - I hope I can remember my thoughts and emotions of today each time I use the $5 note in future.

Goodbye Vodafone

image Other milestone today: Ange's last day of work at Vodafone.  Sounds like it was pretty busy, she spent the most of the morning arranging the cake and biscuits, then a last jog around her usual track, followed by lunch with the close mates and what was left of the day was spent packing up.

Cool. Now I have a full-time partner of crime to help with the packing and planning of this adventure.

One of the first tasks I have assigned her is to use her newly setup blogger login to publish a blog or two of her own. 

She needs a big of encouragement, so if you are reading this why not submit a comment on this item and encourage her to add her  female perspective to the Biscuit Bunch blog.