After much deliberation, I've decided that Maija and I shan't go home to New Zealand in January. We'll plan for around August/September instead, which will be much cheaper, and with the extra time for saving will allow us to do more fun stuff there.
And I'm really not that impressed with the Parachute artist line up. Sorries to Rochelle, cause it would have been mad fun to hang out with you back in the old country. But ahh well.
So this takes a little financial pressure off me. It also frees me up to be able to buy some more records and equipment, without feeling like I was jeopardizing my trip home.