Happy New Year, dear readers! I trust that you made it from Christmas to New Year with as much style and grace as seasonal knitwear and close family members allow?
After two excellent weeks en famille in Wellington and Auckland, I now find myself in sunny Dunedin*, embarking on Crazy Yak on a Bike II. Or at least that was the plan. Over-optimistic planning, impending deadlines and pesky geography mean that I’ll probably end up driving my bike around for a good part of the next three weeks… <sighs>
At the start of 2014, I made a resolution not to buy any plastic bottles for a year. It’s been markedly more successful than any previous resolutions I’ve made (abstaining from alcohol, becoming a contortionist, etc.), but that’s not saying much – I reused and refilled, but still tossed a lot of plastic bottles over the last twelve months.
* To those familiar with Dunedin’s climate, I’m not being ironic here – it was 28ºC (or 82°F, if you must) today, which put all the locals into heat-shock