What I’ve Been Doing: I’ve Been On Holiday, That’s What!
Yes, for the last ten days I’ve been officially en vacance and it’s been fabulous.
I realised a little while back that I hadn’t had a proper break, ie a complete r’n'r break from the everyday work and routine since before the September 2010 earthquake—and of course it’s been quite the two years since then, with Christchurch’s plus 10,000 earthquakes and all the aftermath of that. (Touched on in the Earthquake Reports in the sidebar, for those who may be new to the blog.)
At any rate, since we all know the adage about ‘all work & no play’ and I didn’t want to risk that awful fate for the writing, I decided that a holiday was called for. And all in all it felt like ‘just what the doctor ordered’ to depart this…
… for this:
Although the holiday had it’s road trip elements, Queenstown—which sits in the shadow of the Remarkable mountain range (and several others, in fact), beside Lake Wakatipu in the alpine area of the South Island’s Otago province—was always the intended destination. Once there the combination of mountains, lakes, sunshine, vineyards and the spectacular great outdoors were enough to make staying a ‘must.’ Although I have to say that there was plenty of sitting around with a good book as well—several good books in fact. (And yes, the ‘reports’ back are coming! )
In fact, expect several more holiday posts as the week unfolds—but in the meantime, here’s another holiday ‘lakes and mountain’ shot to enjoy: