Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Wishes


May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter and goodwill,
And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Pohutukawa- The New Zealand Christmas Tree
hope you all have a wonderful day wherever in the world you may be. Here in New Zealand, Christmas is a time when families traditionally pack their togs(swimsuit), hats, sunscreen, jandals, surfboards, fishing rods, deck chairs, chilly bins, tents and more, and in many cases they even include the kitchen sink. They'll hitch up their boats & caravans, load the scooters, push bikes & quad bikes, squash the kids and pets into the back seats, then climb into their motorhomes or cars and escape the towns & cities…..some will sit in endless traffic jams as all over New Zealand people head off on their summer holidays. All rushing to their holiday destination so they can hurry up and relax! 

Eventually they will arrive – at the beach, the lake, the river, the forest, the mountains, the camping ground, the bach or crib (holiday home), or at Mum & Dads’ (like us this year) where they’ll plonk themselves down in the endless summer sun and enjoy one another's company, have BBQs, eat, drink, get merry and of course, recharge. David & I feel very privileged to have been living a similar lifestyle for the last four and half years and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our great adventure. 

Main Beach- Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
I would like to especially send my kindest regards and a big thank you to all my loyal and regular blog readers for making me a part of your life. Thank you all for your support, encouragement and comments over the past year, it’s been a pleasure to know that so many of you have enjoyed following along on our travels. It's also been a great privilege to meet  many of you 'Out There' on the road too. Enjoy your Christmas and have a wonderful holiday time with family and friends.

All the very best for 2018 and safe travels wherever you may roam. 

Best regards
Shellie & David

Dansey Pass Hotel- Central Otago






15 comments:

  1. May the Gods of travel continue to shine upon you and David. Enjoy your family Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Neil, it's lovely up here in the North but I bet you can guess where we'd like to be! :)

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  2. And very best Christmas Wishes to you both as well. We enjoy following your travel adventures so much, it's always such a hight-light when you post a blog. Your wonderful descriptive writing couples with those glorious photos always makes for such a great read!!!
    Robin and Jenny, Romany Rambler

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    1. Thank Jenny & Robin, much appreciated. best wishes for you guys this coming year too.

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  3. Merry Christmas, looking forward to all of your upcoming adventures. Adam.

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    1. Thanks Adam, glad you've enjoyed the blog. Many more adventures to come :)

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  4. Best Wishes for the season to you and David and safe travels for the future. Hope to cross paths sometime. Craig and Sarah

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    1. Thanks Craig & Sarah, we look forward to catching up and having a laugh or two with you guys again too.

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  5. Merry Christmas Mr and Mrs Evans ...to you and your clan. Hope it's a good one for you. From Tim and Debra, Derby, U.K. :)

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    1. Hi Tim (and Debra), great to see you're still keen on all things Downunder :) Best wishes for 2018.

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  6. Nice portrait for both of you, hope to see more in future :) Merry Christmas and may you have a more exciting year ahead!

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    1. Thanks Offstone, hope you had a lovely holiday too. And hopefully you'll be back in NZ again very soon.

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  7. All the very best for your travels in 2018. We've thoroughly enjoyed your journey and wonderful photos taking us right there with you.

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    1. Thanks Carron, much appreciated and I'm pleased you're still following along on our travels.

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