The three full weeks

My mum left on a plane this morning. Through a day and a half of travelling, through Singapore and Frankfurt, she'll get back home to Estonia - Wednesday sometime. Tomorrow we'll wake up and continue our life where connections are made through e-mail and Skype, and me and The Man will have to learn to cook food and wash dishes again.

It's been great having her here. Together we've explored Christchurch...


... gone up the gondola...


... visited my previous home up Gebbies Pass...



... ridden the miniature trains in Halswell...



... hung out home...




We have driven to Wanaka for a week-long holiday...






... and whilst in Wanaka we have hiked some of our much-liked - but child-accessible - trails...









... carried around sleeping babies...


... walked up Mt Iron on early mornings...



... tasted wine...


... visited the airport and its transport and toy museum...





... spent time with friends...



... among them a couple we used to share a house with that were getting married at Criffel Station woolshed...







Talking of marriages: do you remember this tree?


It doesn't look like much, but five years ago me and The Man got married under it ;)


And do you remember the dog on our wedding pictures, an adorable mutt called Rocket? Well, Rocket is a big boy now! And so is our own boy, The Kid =)


He spent much of the week rollicking around near the lake, as many of Wanaka's kids do...




On the way back me and The Man half-jokingly discussed moving back to Wanaka and the prospects we'd face there, but... for the moment, we're not going anywhere.

Because first we need to re-learn to cook food and wash dishes again, now that my mom's gone =)

Mom, it was great having you here with us!

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