|Fiona please note how well your travel bag co-ordinates with my luggage!|
We have been away for a lovely 10 days touring the south island of New Zealand. We travelled over 2000 km and even more if you include the boat cruises and bus trip and initial plane trip to get there and back. I know it sounds cliched but sometimes the scenery really did take your breath away. I took lots of happy snaps of what will seem the most boring things but to me they were just wonderful. Our older boys who didn't come with us said while looking at our photos 'what another mountain?, what's with the trees?'. So if you weren't there I can imagine it would be a little like that. So be prepared over the course of time to be bombarded with a pic of a tree or a mountain or two!
One of the highlights of the trip was being in Queenstown at the same time as the Quilt symposium. No I didn't get to go as it opened at 1pm on the day we had to leave but I did get to meet up with Lisa who was my partner in a Christmas swap last year and was there to attend the Symposium. She and her friend Helen came to dinner with us and we all had a lovely meal and laugh together. It was wonderful.
Patchwork shops were a little sparse but we did hunt two out on our travels. Towns were quite sparse also so we would travel quite far without going through a town at all and when we did they were usually small country towns but they were very sweet.
Before I left I ordered some new books for some new inspiration and they arrived while we were away so I am hoping that I can get fired up in the few days left of our school/easter holidays. Fingers crossed!
So stay tuned for pics of lakes, mountains, trees and glacier carved sheer cliffs!