In an unexpected twist of fate I was told that I wasn't going to be working on Friday October 30th.
Which is the day before what could be a very long weekend in Canberra (if you happen to take the Monday before Family and Community Day off the following week).
Somehow I found myself on the Qantas website. You know, to just check what the situation was for frequent flier fares around that time. And before I knew what had happened I'd booked flights to Wellington.
Flights, insurance and 4 nights accommodation for $184.94? I think it's cheaper than staying at home. Besides, I'm well overdue for a visit to the dentist...