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The Valdivia Express

The Valdivia Express

As the summer drew to a close and Granny and Grandad’s return date loomed, we set off on a final excursion together – The Valdivia Express! A hundred –year-old steam train which has been put back into service in recent years along a mostly dilapidated and unused rail track, just serviced enough for the summer tourist season.

Waitawheta Tramway and DOC Hut

Waitawheta Tramway and DOC Hut

It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it! We decided having done lots of day hikes to give it a go and try an overnight stay in a department of conservation hut. The girls were so excited. Mathilda at 4 walked the 9.3km to the hut and the 9.3km out again. At 2.5 Isabel walked about 2km in and a staggering 5km out!!

Boot of the Car Picnics

Boot of the Car Picnics

On one of our days out these holidays we were having great fun at the beach searching rock pools, climbing boulders, collecting shells but when it came to lunch the wind was going to coat everything with a crunchy layer so we resorted to camping out in the boot of the car.

Sunny Christmas and a Sparkly New Year

Sunny Christmas and a Sparkly New Year

After nearly 3 years in Chile, I still can't get used to having Christmas in the Summer! With it getting dark around 22:30, the Christmas lights are barely noticeable and all the fake snow, just doesn't make sense. A lack of mince pies and mulled wine also serves to weakens the Christmas vibe. However, there is something to be said about spending the special day outside.

Christmas Camping!

Christmas Camping!

Whilst everyone out there seems to be enjoying winter fun for christmas, we in New Zealand are in the middle of summer and in full camping season. We do everything all at once, main school holidays plus christmas, it makes for a very very mad time when trying to attend end of term events, organise Christmas here and presents to be sent over seas and also organising a camping trip/holiday.

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