As was alluded to this morning, we did indeed end up at Parliament today, catching up with a friend who is on secondment to the office of a Minister.
We lunched at the Beehive, keeping a close watch out for Robert Guyton's better half who was also in Wellington, but sadly, our paths didn't cross. We did a spot of poli-watching though, and saw a number of familiar faces.
We won't list all the names, but Cameron Slater will interested to hear that we spied Trevor Mallard in a tracksuit not too long before Question Time, and still sporting a pair of crutches. We're not medical experts by any stretch of the imagination, but we'd venture to suggest that Mr Mallard has some distance to go in his recovery from his unfortunate accident, and that accepting a cycling challenge in September may not have been his wisest move; time will tell. Get well soon Trevor!
We briefly considered popping in to Question Time, but time was our enemy, and we had to head faway. All things considered, our brief visit to Wellington was enjoyable, and hopefully yesterday's deadline and meeting will have a productive outcome.