Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Summer holiday

No posts here to a couple of weeks, not exactly a great way to start the year, oops.  One reason for that though is that we have recently spent a week away on holiday.  We caught the ferry to the South Island and spent a week at our wee bach in the Marlborough Sounds.  It is a very special place for me, we spent every single holiday ever there as children and I have so many precious memories of hours spent, swimming, fishing, boating and generally playing on the beach and in the mud.
It was fantastic to be able to take my family over there to experience some of this and both the children had a wonderful holiday.  While we spent quite a bit of time catching up with family there was also plenty of time for simple things like building sandcastles, digging trenches in the sand and hunting for crabs and other sea creatures.
A few pics from our trip :-)

Cruising on the Interislander

Miss M catching up with family

Perfect weather to try out the kite Mr A got for christmas

Breakfast at the bach

A trip to Picton to try out the new remote control boat

Time for a paddle

Checking out the awesome pirate ship playground

Three pirates aboard the ship

Captain A

Bush walk

Playing at Governer's Bay

Ready for a spot of canoeing

In the canoe with Daddy

Yes we do all fit but can't go anywhere with only one tiny life jacket

Evening in the bay

On the beach with Gran and Grandad

Daft girl!
One of the things that really struck me about this holiday was just how much fun the kids can have without us spending a cent.  We only did two things all holiday that we had to pay for and everything else was completely free.  The kids had such a ball with all the outdoor activities, picnics etc.  Now we are looking forward to many more happy holidays there while we still have the chance.


  1. Awesome times Alison..and yep I totally agree re the childhood memories made by holidays such as this they do indeed last forever.
    Thanks for sharing with us xx

  2. Hmm not sure why I'm suddenly not recognised! It's Febes here!