Doug vis­ited the Aus­tralian embassy in Auck­land today and they placed a peach-coloured sticker in his pass­port which will be “activ­ated” as a visa when he re-enters the country next Tuesday. Yay!

Now that he’s got all the offi­cial stuff out of the way, he’s off to the Great Bar­rier Island for five days, starting very early tomorrow. I am ridicu­lously envious. It looks stun­ning! I am sure there will be photos…