Well I have now got a job in Eastbourne at this lovely posh restaurant called Cobar. 10 mintue walk, right by the beach, $14/hr, pretty much perfect. They're a really nice bunch and it's really lovely sitting by the beach with a free glass of wine at the end of shift.
Solberge Hall still haven't paid me, after I've rung up and emailed them. I'm not struggling for money but £400 is £400.
The weather in Auckland yesterday was dreadful. Very windy and pouring with tropical rain. A bit of a disaster happened in Wellington. After this second earthquake here everyone was all edgy. The ferry going from Eastbourne to Wellington was still out even in the storm. It got half way across, the driver was going too fast and it crashed. The windscreen smashed and flooded the front with water. A little boy fell in and had to be rescued but the ferry itself got towed by the coastguard as it was sinking, with a whole load of people inside, one of whom had just come to stay with relatives after his house got destroyed in Christchurch. New Zealand's really not doing so well, ever since I came.
So that's the state of things. I'm pretty much perky as none of the disasters have touched me, yet. Eastbourne is beautiful, and I have 2 days off after tonight's shift!!