The only negative I found was a serious lack of craft mags.
It was really refreshing to have a break from blogging and stitching - and now I can't wait to get this HUGE pile of washing out of the way so I can get back into some sewing.
A personal highlight was meeting fellow blogger Miche'le at Hokitika. Her lovely shop is right at her back door - how good would that be. Needless to say I stocked up on a few fabrics and 'souvenirs'. Thank you for your generous welcome Miche'le.
Unfortunately my visit to Twizel and The Rowan Tree was poorly timed - and all I could do was drool at the beautiful fabrics in Shiree's window. My kids described me as grief stricken when I got back in the motorhome.
It was a full-on action packed holiday. I won't go on about it too long, but I will list the highlights:
Pine hedges in Christchurch/Canterbury - Dunedin/Otago Peninsula/Larnach Castle - Tunnel Beach - Te Anau glow worm caves - Fox Glacier - Moeraki Boulders - Arrowtown - watching my firstborn bungy jump - Queenstown luge - Hanmer Springs. This is really hard there are so many great things in NZ.
DH took over 1500 pics - I really like this one of the family at the top of the worlds steepest street in Dunedin.
I'm planning an evening of catching up on all the blog happenings from while I was away.