Our course starts again next week. I can't remember if I mentioned it before but we're apparently getting a new tutor, who is lovely but ... I really like the one we've had so far and would have liked consistency at least til the end of our first year. Oh well, can't change it - he's needed to run the new fourth year course which starts soon - and we'll hopefully at least see him again because he's a cool guy. We're also not going to be able to do second year when we finish our first year - they aren't doing a mid year intake for second year in Christchurch this year :-( However, because they obviously feel bad about that they are encouraging us to do an 18 week flax weaving course they also run. It's a great opportunity to learn a new skill and to stay together as a group and also keep practising the language before we get to do our second year for real. I've really missed it while we've been on holiday so I'm looking forward to going back even if it means the ten minute speech for the final assessment is looming closer. That reminds me, I really should start researching the famous person I'm going to talk about.