Monday, 25 February 2013

Week by week

A quick update - work is extremely busy, as UC classes started on Monday 18th, and we have to sort out lots of last minute panics with online courses. It's less frantic than previous years, though, which is a good thing.

There's still time for the Sunday sail, though, and we had a beauty yesterday - 10-12 knots of breeze, sunshine, and lots of other boats out - we counted 34 sailing boats on Lyttelton Harbour at about 2pm. I seem to be a bit reluctant to bike to work the next day, preferring to give my creaks and groans a day of rest.

Next week we're going to Kaikoura for more fun on the water; we have booked a sea kayak trip on Saturday afternoon. It will be nice to have look around the area, too - it's been ages since we spent any time there.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Roll on

I just realised it's been a week since my last post - so it goes. Anyway, we're both back at work, and flat out. At UC we're about to go into the Mad Month, where we get invited to lots of last minute crises. Heather had her silly season last month, but it's pretty similar - teachers who come back late then panic.

In the time since my last post, we've been doing more garden stuff, sailing, going here and there, and generally being busy. So it goes.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Quakes? What quakes?

The power of human "thought" really came to the fore as we experienced 3 small but noticeable earthquakes in the last 10 days. People started discussing the likely causes, trying to find a common element. The locations vary, from near Lake Ellesmere to seaward of New Brighton, but people try to make them fit a theory.

It's a pattern, said our well trained pattern recognition machines (oh, OK, brains). Yeah, right, says me. But our brains don't like randomness, and try to make meaning, regardless of logic.