Christmas here is synonymous with summer BBQs and days at the beach and vacation from both school and work. It is summer and the kids just finished their school year (the new school year starts early February) and offices close down for a least the week between Christmas and New Years, some for a bit longer. Last year we stayed in Wellington and it felt like we were one of the few not taken up in the rapture. This year we are heading up to Kaitaia, to the Far North of New Zealand to spend some time with David’s family and explore the farm again.
We went out to Titahi Bay Beach last Sunday evening. We enjoyed some fish and chips at the beach and took a walk along the beach. These same boat sheds feature in our calendar for August 2015. In the commentary, we described how people store their boats but also spend their day hanging out there at the beach with TVs and couches and makeshift kitchens. We actually saw this in action.
I leave you with a fun fact that has to do with living on an island nation. No matter where you are in New Zealand, you are never more than 100 miles from the ocean! In the meantime if you have not finished your Christmas shopping yet take a look at our catalog page