WINTER 2015

Our Winter 2015 to New Zealand - fun, adventures and much needed time-outs.

  • Lake Tekapo & Beyond.

    We packed up our car, and our enlarged family (!), and headed for Tekapo. The drive is about 4hrs, taking it easy, and we stopped on the way for a cuppa and a bite to eat. The closer we got to Tekapo, the thicker the snow on the mountains became, and by the time we arrived, mid afternoon, it’s was really quite cold and windy. We settled into our room, at the same place we’d stayed last time (we tend to be creatures of habit once we find something we like!), and then went for a wander around town, and got some supplies at the grocery store. We decided an…

  • Love is in the air….

    I’ve haven’t been writing, cos I’ve been a lil caught up with my showing my beautiful new girlfriend the sights of the South Island. Ahhhh – that got your attention didn’t it!! Let me back up a bit… I went for a visit to the container mall with the Parentals the other day, and was enjoying the sights, sounds and smells – when suddenly the Parentals when rushing across the alley-way, oohing and ahhhing all the way. They dragged each other into one of the shops, and I popped my head out of the tall Mummas bag to see what was going on. I scanned around, then suddenly across the…

  • Coooollld!

    So, last night it was -4°. Right now, mid-afternoon, it’s 3°. The night air is already coming in – and it’s supposed be to colder tonight than it was last night. We’re huddled up on the couch, watching bad television, and being sooks today! 🙂

  • A lotta drivin’s been done!

    Its been a busy week, and we’ve driven a long way. We stayed two days in Wellington – a city we really quite like. Went for huge walks around the port, piers, marinas and waterways, and again went in the cable-car, and visited the Te Papa Museum. The museum is such a huge place, over many different levels – and even if it wasn’t ever-changing, there is so much to see that you could never accomplish it in a full day. But we spent an enjoyable couple of hours there, then walked back to our unit. Cold, exhausted, but happy. The ferry across the Strait between the North and South…

  • OMG!!!!

    Ya should a been there!! That’s all I can say – YA SHOULDA BEEN THERE!!! Today was almost the most fun I’ve had all trip! The Parentals decided it was a great day for a walk. Now me, I’m not into walking so much, but I do soooo like site-seeing, so I snuck into the tall Mummas bag once again, and off we went. First stop – and this was the best part – was at the cable car, up the hill, to look over Wellington. The Parentals went up last time they came here, and enjoyed it so much they wanted to do it again. I missed out last…

  • To South of the North.

    Wellllllll…… We note that Larry has been at the computer once again, and has been doing a bit of blogging on his own, but tonight he is laid up in bed, with a bit of a cold, as we have been in Napier since yesterday, and its cold enough to freeze the…..well, lets just say Larry is a bit cold and grumpy.   Its been a little bit of an up & down, since we arrived in Russell.  On our first full day, we went to see our block of land that we planned on buying – only to find a big nasty red SOLD sign on it! Our hearts…

  • Journeying!

    So its been a busy few days since we left the great AU.  I was strapped in on the plane, and I’ve got to say that it made me feel a lil green around the gills, that whole take off business, and there were some clouds that i thought were marshmallows, but the Parentals told me different!! Once it was all smooth sailing, I was allowed to have a hot chocolate, and that made me feel a lot better 🙂 And I had a lil nap, so that i was super ready for whatever adventures lay ahead…. We arrived at our home-away-from-home of Russell, up in the Bay of Islands,…

  • While they’re away!

    Parentals went out…..I got hungry…. The parental told me I’m never allowed to use the stove. So, I found a bankcard they left behind, and borrowed their laptop. They shouldn’t go out with me!!!   

  • At the ready!

    The Parentals are busy working out what stuff they need for the trip. Jeans, boots, jackets etc etc etc I was getting a bit concerned, as the short one kept saying things to the tall one, like: “you don’t need that!” “go put that back away, its unnecessary”, & “leave that at home, it’s too heavy”. So – I figured I’d best make very sure I don’t get left behind. I’m at the ready!!! 😃   

  • Happy As Larry!

    Larry is set up and ready for his trip.  He likes going on his little jaunts around this big beautiful world of ours, and has warned us that this time – he might just be hogging the camera a bit.  It seems that his mates (Hamish, Molly, Dusk & Blaze) don’t really believe him when he sprouts off about the amazing things he has seen on his travels – so he’s aiming to provide evidence. Or so it seems…. We’ll see…