Rain continued here today, taking several overs off a cricket match between England and NZ (NZ looked to be losing, darnit). William was interested in cricket, and waved a cricket bat around my parents' house for a while. Two year old with a big bat = scary times for all.
I read an article in The Listener (it's New Zealand's Salon) about immigration affecting schools. The very prestigious Auckland Grammar School has a 65% Asian population now, and a lot of them are not really citizens. NZ education is apparently much better than Chinese, so rich Taiwanese businessmen send their kids to school here. The problem is that education is largely state-funded, and NZ is now facing an enormous shortfall of teachers, classrooms
Cousin Alvin got me a pile of about six New Zealand thrillers and mysteries. I've started writing one, and I wasn't sure how much competition I faced. The answer is: not much
I try to work on the novel for an hour every night, but that's getting harder. I think it'll have to be an hour every weekday--I need a break! I've got two books to be editing for imminent tech review, and they have to take priority. Oh, and QC1 on the PHP book. No rest for the wicked