After a hectic three weeks of holidays, travelling and weddings we’re back to reality. It’s been a fun, crazy time with the week leading up to our wedding seeing the arrival of Andy & Jerome, Chris & Beula, and Mum & Ben from overseas. The wedding was superb and the whole day came together nicely with the help of many people that I hopefully remembered to thank during my speech.
After the wedding Deb and I drove Andy & Jerome and Mum & Ben up to Taupo for three days. Highlights of the trip were the Polynesian Spa pools and the visit to Whakarewarewa in Rotorua. We drove back to Wellington first thing on Wednesday to get Andy & Jerome back to the airport on time so they could get on to the Mardis Gras in Sydney.
Then on the Friday we headed down to the Marlborough Sounds to a place called Kamahi Lodge in Resolution Bay. The lodge is in a private cove with self-generated electricity and easy access to the Queen Charlotte Track. It’s a beautiful setting and with the inflatable dingy and private jetty we got lots of fishing done. Best catch was a big baracuda caught with a eight foot spinning rod and light tackle, but we also caught heaps of blue cod which we cooked up on the last night there.
After the Sounds we dropped Mum & Ben off at the airport on the Friday. Later that day we went to Sarah and Junior’s wedding which was a beautiful occasion. Everyone had a great time and we only got home at 3am after a big night’s partying.
Now it’s back to reality and we’re back to work tomorrow for the first time in three weeks. Will write soon, after I get after the shock of getting back to work…