So…all that talk of heading South…
Psych! really I’ve gone back north now (it gets colder in the south. No megusta. So done with that.)
I’m currently with a wonderful couple in the town of Hastings, which is just a skip up from Napier, but a bit more busy, which will be nice.
So far this evening I’ve found out that Corned Beef & Collie is a classic Australian dinner. (Perhaps an Aussie equivalent of Bangers & Mash? Perhaps…)
We also managed to oust a mouse, (which was really quite a relief, because I don’t know if I’m emotionally prepared to stay with another set of people who choose to befriend the mice living in their home. (Diseases people! Seriously! Mice vector so many diseases.) I don’t want to feed a mouse food that I could have eaten. Mice can find plenty of food outside. (I could also, probably find food outside, but people have invented refrigerators, and I feel like I would be doing human ingenuity a disservice to not take advantage of certain technologies. Also, I like a full cellar, and I’ve usually paid to fill it. I’m a bit possessive like that.) I don’t want to make friends with mice living in my house. I’m usually quite friendly, but…only to certain species. (Even if there was a Bathroom Mouse. He was eventually ousted as well.))
It was also nice, because I was not particularly in charge of mouse-ousting, because… I’ve done my time as a Mouse Wrangler. It was vaguely traumatizing.
We may or may not have had cheese for dinner in an ironic celebration.
I’m so excited about life right now.