Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Back from my Winter Break - Picture heavy post

Now you know why I flew from Wellington to Christchurch LOL.
30 Minutes on a plane beats 2.5 hours of throwing up!

Mind you I did miss scenery like this....

It was great being home again, mums birthday party went off without a hitch, no earthquakes, no snow but it was still freezing that night. I was so glad that it was held at her place and we didn't have to venture out LOL

MOTH, myself, my brother and SIL all put in and bought mum a new 41" flat screen tv, she had no idea we were getting if for her and was a great pleasure to replace her old tv that was something like this....

Last time I was in Christchurch was Feb 2011 and as many of you remember that was when the devastating earthquake hit Christchurch and many lives and buildings were lost.
I did do a quick trip into what used to be Cashel Mall and from this in February 2011...

It is slowly being transformed back into a shopping hub with shops reopening in brightly coloured shipping containers.... It is great to see tourists returning to the area.

I made two new friends while I was away :)

So really it was a whirlwind trip home, but well worth it as the wine, food, family, friends etc were excellent as usual and with mother nature behaving it felt like the Christchurch of old.