Thursday, May 05, 2005

We're all going on a freezing cold winter holiday

I am unspeakably excited about a holiday we are embarking on in a couple of weeks. We are starting in Christchurch for my grandmother's 80th birthday. It will be lovely as heaps of family are descending.

After that we're going to take off in a big ole campervan for a week of living by our wits around the South Island.

Can't wait can't wait can't wait.

The campervan has 6 berths - count them - 6! And a loo, and a telly (although of course we won't look at it as we'll be looking at nature).

We'll visit our old flatmate in Oamaru (no, we didn't live there, but he does now). And we'll go and see my aunty in Purakanui (which I always spell wrong - it is near Port Chalmers) and it will all be splendid. We might go to Fiordland, or the Catlins, or a camping ground in Rangiora. The world is our oyster. Oh oysters. Maybe Bluff.

Can't wait can't wait can't wait.


caroline morphess said...


Sounds wonderful. I long for a dormabile (sp) we had one when i was a child, it was fabulous.

Emily said...

Yay for campervanning! You'll have a great time... jealousy has reared over here.

Waimo said...

You really haven't 'done' the Sth Island if you haven't visited Waimate and experienced the Savoy Tearooms. The best custard squares, lamingtons and pies the world has to offer (in fact come to think of it they may not be on offer anywhere else in the World
but Waimate). Only 30 minutes north of Oamaru and you may even get to see some of the local identities - they are rather fluffy, look like a smaller version of a Kangaroo and hop around the main street...

Martha said...

I believe I did the Savoy tearooms when I was 11! I imagine they haven't changed much. I look forward to showing Finn the hairy inhabitants of the town.