Arrival

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWe've been in sunny Christchurch for a whole day and it's been full on.

But I'm ahead of myself. The trip down first.

Briefly ie, cutting out the spurious words and writing like it's a txt, the last week has been ...

Monday up early, ferry (new one, Kaitaki, inaugarual sailing in fact), wander around, get good seat at the back (next to bar), tears watching Wellington fade away, smooth. Arrive Picton. Wait to disembark.

Lunch at great Picton cafe (sorry, forgotten name). 2hr drive to Nelson. Find place we're staying at for three days.

Oh! My! God! Bloody brilliant.

Almost a whole house - two bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, kitchen, lounge, balcony overlooking Tasman Bay. Quality! Highly recommended, do visit - Villa 10 (West Wing).

Lovely relaxing time. Not great weather but good enough. Takeaways, sleeping (we were emotionally bushed), walks, reading, fun with the wee fella.

Left Nelson in glorious sun. Liz driving (on her). Stop off for lunch at Murchison on our way to Christchurch via Lewis Pass. Nice drive if a little long (6 hours), Jack was amazing and just sat and played whilst chatting away.

Arrive Christchurch around 4:30pm (yesterday) and drop me off at Holiday Inn where the ICT Dept of the CCC (Christchurch City Council) are having a get together - this is where we're at, this is what we're doing etc. Meet some of the new colleagues, sink a few free beers and it all seems very nice.

Home (ma-in-law), crash out.

And today? Today was all about unpacking what we need. Which we did and I'm not posting this using it.

And now I'm off to bed coz I'm tired.

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