5 October 2005 Wellington

Long flight to NZ, stopping for a few hours in Sydney Airport. Watched ‘Bewitched’ with Nicole Kidman on the plane, which was good, quite a nice twist.

Flying into Wellington you immediately see that twisted, convoluted, almost corrugated New Zealand landscape. Our hosts met us at the airport and drove us in two cars through Wellington to our home for the next week in Lower Hutt. Houses perched on hillsides with a cable car from the garage up to the house. We’re staying in a leafy suburb with N,  and her husband E, a retired Chinese doctor. Both are in their 70s sprightly and energetic.