Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Hi everyone. Yes, we're ba-aa-ck! We had a fantastic holiday in NZ
and Singapore, made extra special for us by having relatives to
stay with and/or to show us around - they all made us feel
very much at home with them and very welcome.

We missed seeing our family back in the UK, of course, and having
a Xmas Day BBQ on one of the hottest days in NZ didn't feel very
Xmassy. The BBQ was brilliant otherwise. I was glad to miss the
endless commercialism of Xmas that we see in the shops and on the
TV here in the UK, and all the old films the TV companies put on
at Xmas. The only things I missed seeing on TV were the annual
carol service from King's College, Cambridge ... I like listening
to the wonderful singing ... and, of course, and the Queen's
Speech (as if).

Well, with my fabulous camera, the Canon Digital Rebel, I took
hundreds of photos, a few of which I'll show you over the next
week or two. Here are a couple of NZ beach photos for you, the
beach was near Kerakera, a gorgeous place north of AKL. Some of
the beaches we saw were vast expanses of sand with very few
people on them.


9 Comments:

Blogger angel said...

happy new year justin. your christmas day sounds like a typical south african one!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous edt said...

Happy New Year Justin,Mrs C,cats, sundry daughters and offspring...Just missed your departure late last year to wish your an enjoyable visit here.Will be watching your Flickr 'sets' for a 'Best of NZ' perhaps?...;) Regards from an unseasonably cold and wet New Zealand summer, 19C 1025hPa 60% humidity...

2:32 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Happy new year Justin looking at those pictures how could you not take them

10:09 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Happy new year Justin looking at those pictures how could you not take them

10:11 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Happy new year Justin looking at those pictures how could you not take them

10:11 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Happy new year Justin looking at those pictures how could you not take them

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Katt said...

Welcome back to Blogland, Justin. And a very happy new year to you.

Now that you have experienced a Southern Hemisphere Christmas you will know what we go through in South Africa each year. Unfortunately most of us are still stuck in the Big Christmas Meal mode which we inherited from our colonialism days. The Christmas Day afternoon snooze is obligatory!

Glad you are back home, safe and sound!

7:33 AM  
Blogger steve said...

I didn't do that how the hell have all those posts gone on lol

11:27 AM  
Blogger justin said...

Thanks everybody, for your great welcome home to me. Sorry that I've been so quiet on the blogging front.

10:34 PM  

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