We’re back from Queenstown and we had the absolute time of our lives! Managed to pick something up just before we left, or maybe on the flight home, of course, but it’s not COVID so hurray, I guess! And only Hayden and I are unwell so that’s also another small blessing. Queenstown was a blast. … Continue reading Queenstown photo diary
The New Zealand government came through and has kindly provided a very tidy solution to my 101 in 1001 goal of finding a way to have a mid-year celebration to brighten winter. Today is the first ever public holiday for Matariki, which is celebrated in mid-winter, when the Matariki cluster of stars rises and becomes … Continue reading Mānawatia a Matariki!
So a long time ago, towards the end of summer, we went to Taupō for a long weekend! And yes, I am only just getting round to sharing the photos now! I didn’t even think I took that many photos (and I didn’t really, as you’ll see…just a whole heap of sunset photos). The other … Continue reading A long weekend in Taupō
Welcome! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break, if you celebrate. If you’re overseas, I hope you got to see family and friends, and didn’t have your plans scuppered by the Omicron variant (what a twist for the end of the year, right?!) We were down in Hayden’s hometown of Hawke’s Bay for the … Continue reading The last day of 2021
We headed away to Mt Ruapehu at the beginning of August for a week's skiing! We had absolutely spectacular weather for the first few days, then it started to snow – a lot – it definitely slowed us down but it was super special all the same! We were actually meant to be going on … Continue reading Skiing at Mt Ruapehu