Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Election Time

I have just download my voting papers for my overseas vote. Might even win tickets to some rugby games in November.

Possibly one of the best things about France is the absence of New Zealand TV: Yes, no depressing and boring news about juvenile politicians ranting on and on about petty issues. 

The good news is that we will have missed the entire 2008 year of electioneering and Onewa road construction project to boot.  Bad news we can't afford to do this every three years.

Damn - there is no tick box for "none of the above"



Tuesday Tune-Up

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Welcome to the Tuesday Ramble:

  • Colours of autumn are really showing.. I have been gathering photo's for an autumn post but at this rate it will be ready by December.
  • Ange and I are still trying to finalise all our plans for the end of the year.  It has been frustrating work and we have set a goal to have a fixed plan in place by Friday. 
  • Toulouse marathon this weekend?  All registered but nowhere near enough preparation. I went for a long training run and it just didn't feel right, maybe another time. Might still change my mind.
  • The pool temperature is hovering around 18ºC and it is still getting occasional use, albeit with wetsuits for some.  This will be our last few weeks of swimming and the pool will be sorely missed when we get back to NZ.
  • Check out this foxy dude crossing the road in front of us.  It would have been better to snap him when he was in the middle of the road but I had to stop and get the camera out.. excuses.
    He seemed in a real hurry to visit the chicken coop at the bottom of the road/ hill.
  • I have started experimenting today with my "Soupe à l'oignon gratinée". The result was well received but much more practice will be required over our remaining 8.28 weeks in France.
  • Last but not least, a shot of Briggs and Stratton surveying all their hard work.