Queenstown – Day 11

We awoke to rain again, it had been raining almost all night, I know it’s probably a little silly, but i spent most of the night worried about mudslides, Queenstown sits on a very steep hillside!We had another LOTR Day trip planned, which got cancelled due to the weather, so another free day.We did a…

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Christchurch – Day 6 Continued

After returning from our morning cruise, we returned to Christchurch, weather still pretty bad, but clearing, so we drove and wandered around Christchurch marveling at the devastation still evident, at all the innovative new areas and resources, well as artwork, hope, inspiration and creativity of a shattered people, we felt privileged and humbled by what…

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Wanaka – Arrowtown – Queenstown – Day 10

Due to the rain, we managed a sleep in this morning. When we finally did get up the clouds had lifted so we headed back down to the lake to get some photos, finally got some shots of Mt Aspiring with Snow in the distance. Found The Tree in the Lake and took some more…

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Wanaka – Day 9

The B&B that we stayed at is a Hobbit Style recreation villa, very cute but not very usable to be honest, over sized furniture in a very small room and the doors were oval (all the way round) which made getting in and out of rooms quite dangerous! We woke to lots of low cloud…

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Ring Ring, Ring Ring – SIlence

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Undo.” If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative. I am probably not going to be popular with this one, but I wish the phone did not exist! Sure Mobile phone for emergency and Text Messaging are great,…

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Christchurch -Twizel – Wanaka – Day 8

Day dawned warm and sunny, as we bid farewell to Christchurch and made our way through McKenzie Country and stopped at Lake Tekapo, the gorgeous little bluff on which sits The Church of the Good Shepherd. Always crawling with photographers, and now a stern Minister hell bent on stopping people taking pictures – yeah right,…

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Mount Sunday (AKA Edoras) – Day 7

Woke to relatively clear skies again, as we were picked up and headed out to Mount Potts Station to see and climb Mount Sunday (Yikes). It was called Mount Sunday as supposedly all the local Sheep Herders (Shepherds) would gather and climb this rather large hill on the Sunday off from work and get roaring…

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Five A Day

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Five a Day.” You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? OK, so I’ve been bad again huh? Ruthless world domination stuff?They keep telling me I have to cut back! Anyway let’s assume it’s…

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Akaroa – Day 6

Day 5 was mostly spent going from Rotorua Airport, then flying to Wellington (really cool LOTR & The Hobbit display at airport) and then onto Christchurch. We spent the afternoon doing some shopping, picking up rental car and mostly boring things. However we did go to the Botanical Gardens in the evening. We awoke to…

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Wife, Mother, Cleaner, Cook, Lover, Daughter, Friend & Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Clone Wars.” Clone myself……………oh did any one see that Micheal Keaton Movie, Multiplicity? LOL Man I would love a clone for everything that needs to get done; wife, mother, daughter, cleaner, cook, lover, friend, work colleague, and then maybe I could have some real me time! In…

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