Courtesy of Kiwi Geoff’s mates Dean the Scene and Blair, who can lay claim to being the biggest Manic Street Preachers fan in the Southern Hemisphere, my last few nights have been spent away from the noise of the big city in Elleslie and Glen Eden in the quieter suburbs of Auckland. So no hostels either, which, after the best part of three months in and out of them, is proving to be a blessed relief.

Does that make me a wee bit precious? Unquestionably.

I am very grateful to the lads for putting me up. And it’s always good to spend a bit of time with fellow Mozzer fans.


Day three of the last Test at Eden Park. Will England continue to be Disappointed? Certain People I Know would love to think so.

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful.