I think I’m in denial about going back to school in less than a week. I can’t believe that the holiday has gone so quickly- but of course I can because this happens every holiday. The three holiday phases I go through are 1. at the start and I feel as though I’m going to be on holiday forever 2. in the middle when it still feels as though you have heaps of time and the holiday is going slowly 3. when it feels as though you’ve had 2 days away from school and that I didn’t make the most of the glorious freedom. I always dread after new years because then it’s reality that the holidays will be ending.
That being said- I have had the loveliest holiday ever this year! Starting in Christchurch and not really doing anything from the 9th to the 23rd- when we left to my grandparent’s farm for Christmas. I LOVE CHRISTMAS! as you can probably tell from the pic above^..
I had such a lovely christmas. I love being around my family and the happiness that there is on Christmas and everyone feels united in merriness! Plus, the foods pretty good too. Here are a few cute family pics-
I got so many amazing presents such as:
and more fabulous presents! I was so spoilt! (I might do a Xmas haul?)
On the 26th we went to Wanaka because my sister was starting work as a barista the next day. I love being in Wanaka because there are so many lovely walks to go on and obviously swimming in the lake is so lovely! We had such lovely weather- there were only a couple of grotty days when we were there for 3 weeks! My mum and I climbed Mt. Iron quite a few times which is always very satisfying, we also went on this walk from Glendhu Bay to home twice which took us about 2 and 3/4 hours.
I love swimming at the lake- it’s so refreshing and the perfect temperature. We mainly went and swam at Bremner Bay which is close to home and has shade from the hot sun. The only downside to swimming there is that you have to walk so far out to get to a decent depth. My cousin bought himself a GoPro and I took the liberty of taking a few selfies on it (I’m so kind) and I thought I would share them with you..
The other thing that I really love about summer is the food. for one the salads that i have had over the last few weeks have been drool-worthy and for two the summer fruits are heavenly! A week ago we went to Cromwell to stock up on apricots, nectarines and cherries- so divine!! I love stone fruits and berries so much and they are what I have been living on since then… though sadly we are nearly all out!
In conclusion this has been the best summer holiday yet! Thank you to my family who have made it so special and lovely.
love you all xx