Saturday, August 27, 2011

33: Plonking

I recently stumbled across a great website with mainly cat and dog photos. This posting explains the phenomenon of 'plonking', a forerunner to the planking fad, and something cats and dogs have been perfecting for centuries. Here are some pictures of Chester demonstrating a fine technique.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

32: Alternative transport

I went for a walk with a couple of friends (The Fudge Princess and the Mischievous Minx plus her dopey dog) around Lake Hayes. It was a beautiful winter's day with blue sky, white mountains and still waters.

The Fudge Princess, Mischievous Minx and her Dopey Dog pose for a photo
What a difference a day makes, indeed! We were snowed in the next day. It was only a foot or so of snow, but impossible to drive on the roads without a 4WD or snow chains. We have since purchased the latter (we haven't got a spare $20,000 for the former).

I almost expect Mr Tumnus to make an appearance...
And so I went skiing, as you do, around the streets of Arrowtown to stock up on essentials such as milk, bread and mulled wine. I skied up and down the hills...

---and 'hid' behind a tree.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

31: Wellington Weekend

You may detect a bit of a theme to these first few photos...

The Weevil and me in the Bruhaus

The Weevil in The Hop Garden

Him Outdoors at Beervana

The Weevil and Him Outdoors at Beervana

And here are some photos to prove that the Baker Family do other 'normal' stuff, like storytime and the school run...

Well, maybe not all of them...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

30: Pictures from a plane

Here some images taken from the window of the plane on a flight between Queenstown and Wellington. The first set of mountains are the Inland and Seaward Kaikouras, separated by the Clarence River.

Lake Coleridge

Havelock Glacier
Godley Glacier

The Cass River and Lake Tekapo
Lake Pukaki
Motatapu Valley
The Crown Range


Reflection in Kawarau Gorge