Sunny strolls and a new business venture!

IMG_2251I do love Invercargill in the sunshine, it always looks stunning! This week has been very changeable, sunny and hot by tea time, cold nights, sudden rain. We missed cyclone Pam, but we got the wet weather in sympathy I think. Put it this way, my water tank is full again!

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The last of sun-shiny summer?

Oreti The weather in Southland is becoming a little cooler in the evenings, a true sign autumn is here, but we still have super sunny days, which warm up nicely by mid afternoon, allowing me to still enjoy the beautiful countryside in just a T shirt.  Continue reading

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Finding healthy and a surprise netball encounter

IMG_8014This week was about getting back to normal, restoring the healthy diet, back to work, save for the holiday in May, all sorts of other mundane things.

Of course, its also the tail end of summer too, moving towards autumn, so the nights are getting a little colder and the sunshine a little cooler.  Continue reading

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TEAM MARBEL Challenge Wanaka race weekend

IMG_7794This week was all about Challenge Wanaka: a plan in the making for a very long time. We set off to Wanaka on Friday, with a swish apartment booked for the long weekend: relaxing in style was Ben’s idea. Thanks Ben! Well, we do have 3.8km-180km-42km to cover on Sunday!

Our trip took us through Lumsden, Five Rivers, up the devils staircase and up over the crown range road, stunning switch backs and awesome scenery every which way you look: a must drive for any visitor to Southern South Island! Continue reading

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Mountain bike trail riding and a surprise trophy!

Mel and Mark at Five Rivers I’m pleased to say a slice of summer returned to us this week, meaning my 5 minutes out in the park could continue, Mark’s summer series orienteering is in the dry and we could get the new mountain bikes out! It’s a novelty to go out and do something sporting together, as we usually are way to different in fitness or ability, or competitiveness!

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