Friday, 13 July 2012

Check In!!

Wow! It's been a whirlwind few months!! I've had ups and downs but more importantly everything has turned out for the better!!
Check in again soon for a full update of what's been going on, how I've progressed with my training, what my plans and goals for the season are, see the awesome new skis Dynastar have hooked me up with, and sooo much more!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Christmas & New Year Break!
Christmas Day
With the summer (in my case) holidays in full swing I have had an absolute blast! Beginning with a fantastic Kiwi Christmas which started with a Champagne breakfast, we then spent the day soaking up the sun and panicking to get the turkey in the oven in time! But as always everything came together and I spent one of my favourite Christmases to date with family and friends. The day came to a close with us kids taking the boat out onto the lake for a ski and biscuit and I even had a few runs on the jet ski before the sun began to set.

Family picture, Christmas Day. L-R: Me, Jack, Ali, Greg and Olivia.

 Us girls out on the biscuit Christmas Day.

New Years
The day begun with a slight threat of clouds and possible rain but quickly dispersed in time for us to bring out the sun beds. Later we took off to Hokitika Beach to collect 4 trailer loads of driftwood for the annual New Year’s bonfire. After we fill the trailers up it’s off to the local pub for a beer and some pool then back to the lake to begin celebrating New Year’s Eve. I was lucky enough to be the one who officially lit the bonfire... although my dad was over-ambitious with the fuel because as I lit the fire a massive explosion of flames shot out and threatened to burn my eyebrows off! The night concluded of roasted marshmallows, dance parties at various batches, responsible drinking games... and a late/out of time countdown to the New Year.

Pictures above L-R: (Top) Bonfire by the lake; (Bottom left) Family & friends ready for an awesome night; (Bottom right) Hokitika Beach where we collected the driftwood.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have all had an awesome Christmas and New Year holiday! Here’s to an interesting 2011, and an awesome 2012 to come!!

Yours Sincerely,
Ginny Orange