Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Holdsworth Weekend

After a few hectic weekends in a row we were looking forward to heading into the foothills to relax. Mark Hooker had booked out (the much improved) Holdsworth Lodge and filled it up with an array of friends. Great to meet some new people.

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The weather was beautiful and this roadend must be the most beautiful in the Tararuas, the forest is so magnificient and the river sparkles its way down the valley. As is habit, we only took photos of Mae. She is just getting to the age where we can put her down in the bush and she can crawl around and not look too vulnerable. In fact she looks quite happy in a garden gnome sort of a way.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Helmet Familiarisation

I decided it would be good to do some helmet familiarisation after the earthquake this morning. Maybe living on the ring of fire babies should all wear helmets at all times;-)

Monday, July 15, 2013


We have been busy - well Penny has, Mae and I just sort of cruise around at a relatively constant pace - somewhere between bobbling and jolting.

Yesterday we arrived back, a day later than expected, from Dunedin where Penny was doing a paediatric life support course. Mae and I had great time cruising around some of the best sights of the city and surrounding hills. Leith Saddle, Swampy summit and the Pineapple track was a great day out, as was Orokonui eco-sanctuary, Victory beach and even dare I say it, the Dunedin Town Belt, which continues to grow taller and darker than I remember.

It was also awesome to catch up with Kate and Matilda and meet the gorgeous Frida. Mae is no longer a little baby in the baby wrestling competitions!

Dunedin Library and Civic Centre has aged well

Swampy Summit is my Moonbase

Sub-alpine baby 1

Sleeping or Sunbathing?

Other recent highlights include Pennys (overall) win in the legendary Winter orienteering classic, and general cuteness

The good old castle box

Runna Momma

Raa - I'm coming to get you!