Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Home again…

We had a fabulous time away and it’s been an effort getting back into a school routine again. Why do the holidays always fly by so fast? Here’s just a little collage of all the many things we packed into our week…

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The South Island is a beautiful place, we did the Tranz Alpine train trip and the scenery was amazing. We hiked up to Franz Josef glacier. We reached the very bottom of the South Island(Bluff) We stayed in some wonderful places, we even spent a night in Christchurch’s jailhouse! The girls did a horse trek at Lake Tekapo, the boys and Ruffles went quad biking at Picton. There was plenty of swimming at Lake Tekapo. We did a little shopping. We dined out almost every night. The last night of our trip, hubby had booked a Penthouse suite in Picton over looking the harbour (It was a real surprise, I thought he had booked something else!) I could quite easily have stayed another week there, stunning views, beautiful rooms, they even had a gym! (something I could really do with now after all that dining out!) We live in such a beautiful country!

One of the highlights for me was being able to have lunch with Nicky and her girls from  Farm Girl Stitching

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Nicky is so lovely and so are her two beautiful daughters! It was a real treat to meet them.

Thank you so much Nicky for the lovely gift and the fudge! The fudge didn’t last very long at all, it was long gone before we reached Dunedin…;o) And the fabrics are perfect thank you again!  We have plans to head back to Dunedin in November so maybe we might be able catch up again and hopefully meet your hubby this time!

We had such fabulous weather while we were away too, it was wonderful but very dry in places. We are very thankful to be having some much needed rain here yesterday and today, I hope the rest of the country is getting some too…

It’s bed time for me(insert yawn here)

Night night

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12 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful photos of your holidays, sounds like you had a wonderful time! We were grateful for the rain too.

Kath said...

What a great holiday you have had. Great to meet Nicky too. A little rain here in the HB, so needed!

Michelle said...

Welcome home Michelle. Sounds like a great break!! Love the photos, Michelle.

Michelle said...

Welcome home Michelle. Sounds like a great break!! Love the photos, Michelle.

Leeanne said...

looks like a great holiday, I would love to do a trip south.
Neat that you got to meet Nicky!

Julie said...

Beautiful photos Michelle - looks like you had a great trip away:-) Wonderful that you got to meet your blogging friend too - I have met 3 blog friends and it was SO exciting & felt like we were "old friends" already. Have a great week, Julie :-)

Catherine said...

Yes gorgeous photos Michelle but with the scenery down in the South Island it's hard to get a bad photo:-) Sounds like a wonderful break filled with lots of activities and treats.

Catherine said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time Michele. You certainly packed a lot into your time away. Gorgeous photos!

Nicky said...

Love your photos, I wonder if that is Tautuku Bay in the bottom left .... it does look familiar? Had a wonderful time meeting you and your awesome family, thankyou for your lovely fabric gifts too! Would love to catch up in November if all goes to plan... Nicky xx

PS - Well done Stefan, sounds like the Penthouse Suite was a lovely surprise!!

Lis said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time, many gold stars to Stefan for that penthouse :-) It is so lovely to see you in front of the camera for a change, great picture of you all together.

Lisa D said...

How lovely for you Michelle to meet Nicky.. I follow her blog too. What a beautiful place and what a wonderful time you had. I love the south island.

Raewyn said...

Sounds like a fabulous holiday - your photos are gorgeous. How neat to meet and spend time with Nicky!!