NEW ZEALAND continued

So the Christmas holidays are over and I am back in Sydney trying to get back into a routine, which is proving difficult when sorting through last year's holiday snaps. Continuing on the tour around New Zealand's South Island, today's post takes in Blue Pool (which actually looks more green in my images!), Cardrona, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Arrowtown and the Lindis Pass. A severe storm hit the island during our visit but the mister and I were lucky to avoid most of it, we had to skip Milford and Doubtful Sound due to the bad weather but this meant more time in the snow so it all worked out. So if you are sweltering in Oz right now and are struggling to keep your cool in the heatwave, just imagine yourself floating in the pool below, I know that's where I'd rather be. :) NZ_Holiday_2013-132

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Blogland is awash with Christmas posts at the moment and while my Christmas holidays have begun, I thought I would share something less festive with you all. With study over for the year, I have finally had time to sort through the photos I took back in September, on a trip to New Zealand. Feeling tired and wondering how we were going to make it to the end of a challenging year, the mister and I impulsively decided to fly to the land of the long white cloud for a bit rest, rejuvenation and inspiration. We hired a car and toured around the South Island, taking in as many of the amazing sights as time and the weather would permit. There was so much to see in this beautiful country that I am sure we will be back in the future. For now I shall content myself with the memories that these images evoke.