It’s been a reflective time for me lately, with some anniversaries and the Pride 48 live-streaming weekend. I talk about all that first, then it’s on to some stuff in the New Zealand news. Next week: Episode 400!!!
Today’s episode is named after two anniversaries: Today is the seventeenth anniversary of my blog, and yesterday was the 28th anniversary of when I first arrived in New Zealand as a tourist, when Nigel and I met in person for the first time. This coming weekend is also the final Pride 48 Live Streaming Event, and I reminisce and opine about podcasting. Then, I briefly talk about a small project outside. Finally, I share a funny (to me) story form New Zealand’s news.
The weather is still a barrier—but I managed to move around it. This week is mainly an update on what’s going on, including everyone’s favourite topic, as well as things I talked about last week. Naturally, there’s also new stuff for me and for New Zealand that I talk about toward the end of the episode. The Rugby World Cup – France 2023 runs from September 8 to 28.
Today’s weekly catch-up begins with a couple updates from last week’s episode. After that, it’s on to something from the New Zealand news that I think is very interesting—and good to hear. Finally today, I realised something that changed my perspective a bit
Lots of weirdness in New Zealand since the last episode. New Zealand’s Leader of the Opposition made yet another really stupid remark and has been desperately trying to spin it since—unsuccessfully. He has a habit of saying really dumb things. A public meeting in New Zealand was taken over by conspiracy theorists. An online reporter for RNZ edited wire service stories to promote Russian propaganda, among other odd things. RNZ is still investigating. In positive news, I recently had routine health evaluations and everything was okay.
Then, I talk about my personal organisation system after using it for three months. Has it worked?
This year isn’t very old, but so much has happened already! The prime minister resigned, we got a new one, and there have been a lot of bad storms. If I hadn’t already been taking a break, I’d need one now!
It’s the end of 2022! I took advantage of my last opportunity to record in December and 2022 to do a little update episode. I’m not exactly sad to see 2022 go, but I’m definitely better than I was a year ago tonight. That’s a very good thing.