We decided to spend out time off in Nelson, so I've had a first time go at booking flights on the Internet. It wasn't so bad, and hasn't hurt yet (wait till the credit card bill comes in).
My cold is still thriving - every time I cough I have to quickly and surreptitiously check out my clothes in case something has landed on them. Its going to be one of those long-lasting ones, I think. But I still have a couple of weeks to get better so thats good.
Oh.. and I still have to book us a room for at least the first two nights...the boy says that homestays and bed'n'breakfasts are out because the rooms won't be sufficiently sound-proofed :-)