In a few minutes Jayne will be calling in Lucy to collect me. Then we will collect Colleen. Then we will drive to New Plymouth on the other side of North Island. The reason, of course, is a croquet tournament: five full days of tournament. My first adventure of the season. Given that I haven't played for three months (unless you count last Monday!) this could be interesting. It will also be interesting in another context: I have never been to New Plymouth. A friend tells me that it is a lovely place. So I'm looking forward to it. If the rain stays off and it continues to brighten up it could be a good drive as well.
The route for those who don't know New Zealand is South from Napier to Palmerston North and then North-East to Wanganui and across to New Plymouth: a distance of 425 kilometres. We should arrive late afternoon depending on stops. Right I have 6 minutes to get this posted and get ready. Bye!