This week I am joining in with Paisley Jade and other grateful people.
Even though I did a big holiday post this week I want to stop and be grateful for New Zealand.
The ease with which we can explore the outdoors (even though I’m an inside kind of girl!)
Especially I was so blown away by The Otago Rail Trail
And do-able, if only a little stretch, by Flip an awesome thing to do.
And Moeraki those boulders are incredible and the beach beautiful.
And just the classic countryside of New Zealand
it is so easy to see why they could film Lord of the Rings and the Narnia movies here
We are SO blessed
and we need to be grateful and responsible for this piece of paradise we are stewards of.
Although there have been posts on my blog I have been absent for a week of winter bliss.
Take one family, add in another well-loved family and have a week of awesomeness.
I read 3 books, finished a project (you’ll see that on Monday) and started a new one.
In between that we have massive snow fall – whirling, swirling, enormous flakes of stunning silent snow.
The kind you wake up to and the outside is covered. If you are Flip you spend the next 2 hours playing in it even though it is only 7 in the morning!
A trip to Aoraki (Mt Cook) which is NZ’s tallest mountain and oh gosh a rival to any of the amazing sights we saw in Europe.
Tobogganing - Bounce’s favourite part of the whole trip ‘going on the boggan by myself’ (that’s boggan, not bogan!)
Flip and The Atlas had an awesome day in the snow – ski lessons and using the poma for the first time (Flip) and some great snowboard runs (The Atlas)
Hot pools in the snow – I have to say it is a little disconcerting that the life guards/pool attendants are completely in ski gear and we are making our way about in togs – it just seems so wrong.
Ma n Pop joined us some days too.
It was such a special time.
We did this last year too and we couldn’t believe how the skill and confidence had grown in just a year.
It is so amazing to be able to enjoy such a beautiful country.
Such awesome boys.
And to have the means to do something so amazing.
We are privileged beyond words.
I’m glad to be home though, with a mountain of washing and unpacking looking at me.
(maybe that’s only fair when we’ve had such a special time away)