The sun was setting beyond the potato patches , the chickens were heading in to their rooste . The day was closing in . It was a long drive back to Auckland City and I wasn't looking forward to it after a day of clearing the large collection of old books and magazines from the rooms of an old farm house . "Are you going to stay for dinner" called out the farmer form the direction of the kitchen. What a treat dinner in an old farm house cooked on the old farm house range .Good fresh country cooking . My whole attitude to the last few books to be dealt with changed . Then the punch line "I'll get the missus to bring you down the Chineses menu they do good Chinese in town , it will take a little time to get there and back ".Oh no what a dissapointment Chinese just like down in Dominion Road .Then later while sitting watching the telly sharing dinner time treats with the hosts . It was announced by the news reader that the Manawatu Gorge had just had the biggest slip for some 5 or 6 years and wouldd be closed for some time .