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Thursday, 20 April 2017

we're back

Good morning all! Its very early as we are still getting used to being the right way up again! Coming back from downunder NZ has its drawbacks - but we'll get there!

Just wanted to share a few photos that we had done by photographers whilst out there. The first ones are from Hamner springs - our favourite place!!!

Next our pictures from the antartic centre....

those penguins are so very cute!!! We went on a backstage penguin encounter and got very close to one little penguin called Nick - all the little blue penguins at the centre are rescue penguins - Nick was rescued from a shark attack - in the nick of time - hence the name - he had one toe missing!

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Finally the christchurch gondola...

it was a great place to visit indeed! The views at the top were just amazing!

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No more NZ pics now - I promise! Back to the crafting world asap!!!

Big hugs

Rachel x


  1. Glad you had a wonderful time - sorry you did not get to see my part of NZ, north of Auckalnd

  2. Glad you had such a wonderful time, these photos are wonderful.

    Hugs Sue xx

  3. Welcome home Rachel, thank you for sharing your photographs with us it has been wonderful to see where you have been. These are gorgeous photographs and love the one of the girls. I am sure you will be back to normal soon.
    Linda xxx

  4. Nice to have you back Rachel, your holiday did look amazing, I really enjoyed seeing all your photos on FB. The ones you are sharing today are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. We had a fab time Rachel, see you tomorrow

  6. Welcome home to you all and pleased you had such a fabulous holiday and time with your sister.
    Thanks for sharing you brilliant photos, feels like we were there with you, Kate x

  7. Welcome home Rachel, fabulous photos - it looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Welcome home all of you -looks like you had a brilliant time
    Carol x

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful time in NZ Rachel xx the photographs are beautiful xx will certainly take a wee while to adjust the body clock too

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  10. Oh looks like you had an amazing time hun wonderful photos hun hugs cheryl xxx

  11. Such happy photos - an amazing trip - thanks so much for sharing your adventures. Nick is adorable!
    Alison x

  12. Gorgeous photos Rachel, so glad you all had a wonderful time. Your girls are beautiful. x

  13. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing this part of your trip! I never tire of trip photos--it's the only way I'll ever get to "visit" these places! Hugs!

  14. gorgeous photos and i'm sure you have many many wonderful memories too!

  15. Just catching up, what fab photos, a holiday of a lifetime

  16. Gorgeous photos Rachel and glad you've got home safely after a wonderful trip. Hope the jetlag has abated somewhat now! Carol x


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