Monthly Archives: April 2009

Good morning New Zealand

One of the cool things about the van is that you park up at night with little idea of where you are and you wake up in the morning to awesome views. One of the disadvantages is that it’s winter … Continue reading

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Queenstown

  As well as looking at vans and going on some stunning walks (see photos on Flickr) we managed to squeeze in a couple of “activities”. Whilst those around us were throwing themselves off bridges on bungies, leaping from hillsides … Continue reading

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Bertha, oh lovely Bertha (80s kids’ cartoon)

Our new van So this is our lovely van – home for the next 7 weeks! We spent the first few days in Queenstown hunting for a suitable van. We eventually found this one – originally we called her Matilda, … Continue reading

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A stable for a bed

    Emma asked me to write one of my really witty posts – but I can’t think of anything funny. Basically, on the last night of the folk festival, it rained. Lots. And the tent leaked. Apologies to Max … Continue reading

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It’s cool to crotchet

Emma and Arch Many of you will not know that my craft of choice for travelling is crochet. It helps me relax, relieves boredom and only requires one needle and one ball of thread. Now, some people see crochet as … Continue reading

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Morris tarts

No folk festival would be complete without Morris dancing, and Ben and I managed to get invited to join with a couple of sides for the weekend – Ben with Black Joak and me with Brindabella. I also ran a … Continue reading

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The Australian National Folk Festival

One of the highlights of Australia was always going to be the folk festival. We had signed up to be volunteers – me on volunteer kitchen, Ben on construction – so we arrived 5 days before the festival started. We … Continue reading

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