Its time to fill you in on what I’m going to be doing over the holidays – yay! Last year David went up north with me to where my parents live and had Christmas with them so this year it’s my turn to have Christmas with David’s family. But before we do all that we are doing a mini central Otago road trip! We leave on Sunday and head round to Alex, Cromwell, Wanaka, Queenstown and Arrowtown – central Otago gets very very hot during summer so that’s what I’m expecting when I’m there. There are lots of vineyards, orchards and side of the road fruit sellers which I’m looking forward to and there’s also a lot of wild thyme that grows in Central that I plan on picking and turning into thyme syrup – yum!! Christmas Eve we get to Naseby where David’s dad has a house and we are spending a few days there before heading to Christchurch for two nights and then slowly making our way back down the coast to Dunedin. This makes up a grand total of 10days, so if you are in any of these places over that time then let me know and we could maybe have a quick catch up – or if you know of any good places to find some treasures, have a good cup of coffee or is a lovely place to explore then please let me know too, especially those in Christchurch. I’ve been told by a work mate to head over to Banks Peninsula when I’m in Christchurch, so any other good tips for places we should visit is much appreciated, I’ve only ever been to Christchurch city once when our flight was cancelled due to weather and numerous times to the airport.
So that’s my Christmas, what are you doing?
Remember, for those last minute Christmas presents, you really can’t go wrong with heading to the Oxfam site and getting something there. No body is going to look at you with a raised eye brow for doing some nice for others who need it more!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I’ve almost given up on summer at this point – I’m praying for sunshine and heat over Christmas. I made this skirt a while ago but wasn’t happy with the length, it took me a few months to finally get round to shortening it and now it’s perfect. I dug out my woolen tights and merino top to turn it into one of those black and white ensembles; you can never go wrong with black and white!