No houseblogging till later in the week. Life’s too short to be peering into windows to look at plaster. Have weekly accompanied site visits on Friday’s from now so will be able to have a good look around and see what’s been happening. From what I can tell from conversations, plastering due to have begun, rain stopped painting outside but due to restart again this week. Will post pics and and update at the weekend.
Onto more important matters the global price of dairy commodities is putting the kiwi economy into a spin. Not only are the farmers getting record dividends from Frontera (the kiwi dairy partnership) they are spend spend spend on new imported tractors etc. This means mere mortals suffer another increase in interest rates. But worse than that, the fact that other people overseas are grabbing our milk the pinta here in NZ is increasing at a rate of knots.
You may worry that I’ve started to take such a close interest in the price of milk but I kid you not, the cost of living in NZ is rising. I’ve had many a grumbly chunter at work with people who say the same, it’s more expensive to do the weekly shop than it used to be. Also, now having dipped into our mortgage money for the house I’m fiendishly keen to know how much interest I have to pay.
Anyway, tucked away in the land of the white cloud kiwi’s continue to try and build their own economy for the benefit of NZs. If you want a view of the kiwi psyche over finances, here’s something to keep you amused. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=79pwqDu1dt8