Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fires, spas, walks, booze, snowboarding.

Was meant to post this on Saturday.

Yup it is past the shortest day of the year in New Zealand now and that means that for the next 3 months the snow is in The Southern Lakes to slide. I had my sixteenth day of the season yesterday and then moved swiftly to the Quiksilver flagship store opening in Queenstown. On entry we were greeted by the friendly staff and they then gave brought us champagne and wristbands for the afterparty at Prime. From Prime we all watched the the opening of Winter Festival fireworks display with Pinot Noir in hand. We were claiming Dress Circle status. The bar tab didn't run out at all and a good crew showed up.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Foregone Conclusion.

Just got the internet hooked up. Has only taken 2 weeks. The amount of snow around the Southern Lakes is amazing at the moment. The three headlines on the cover of the Southland Times a few days ago were 'Coldest May in 50 years for Queenstown', '13 year old snowboarder in coma with alcohol poisoning' and something about 'Keen skiers camp overnight to get first chairlift at Coronet Peak'. A lot of tennis, painting, snowboarding and a garage sale has been going on in the last month also and hopefully a lot more to come.