Some midwinter photographs. A twenty four hour escape with Manu and Elspeth and a celebration of Matariki at home.

Elspeth took these 

24 hour city escapes – I need one every few weeks at least!  In summer its easy to put a tent in the car on a friday night after work but these wet colder months are a little tricky.  If anyone has a holiday home within driving distance and you need a weekend get-away buddy – letme know!  I’m always keen.
These pictures are from a wee adventure up north with Elspeth and Manu.  Manu hit a Pukeko by accident on the way and instead of leaving it on the side of the road – he  skinned and ate it.  I’ve never seen anyone do this before – pretty amazing.  Not something I feel ready to do myself yet but hopefully one day.
Elspeth took some of these picys also x

Matariki celebration dinner at home for 12 in our tiny living room.  Hannah cooked and it was delicious.