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

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