This year we decided to do something we'd never done before and take a holiday the week before Christmas. The main motivating factor was that my sister, her husband and 4 year old were coming out for a holiday from the UK- so we thought we'd take a trip to a part of NZ that none of us had explored before. Lovely idea! (But it did mean we had to plan well ahead and get everything ready for xmas a lot sooner than everyone else due to the fact we were not getting home until 23rd December).
It was lovely to get away from the hurly burly of the city and everyone else's frantic preparations and we had a great time (despite unpredictable weather).
We went whale watching:
Bobby's face was amazing when he saw this wondrous thing in the water. (okay, to you and me it looks like a log of wood but it is actually a three metre long sperm whale!)
And then it did this!
We stayed in cabins at a campsite that were basic but comfortable- although Bobby called them sheds- which had us all smiling… and from now on we always try to stay in sheds!
We fed the locals:
But the very best thing of all and the most fun for everyone was…. throwing rocks into the sea….
Such a great time was had by all!
(And a huge hug to fellow lovecat, Sue Mackay, who drove over to see us and shared a wonderful lunch!)
I hope that 2014 brings you much happiness, lots of reading pleasure and the sheer joy that a 4 yr old has at just experiencing life- including lots and lots of giggles xxx