Monty Update – Cat in Canadian snow

Monty Update – Cat in Canadian snow

I was sent home early today because it was snowing so much here in Vancouver. UBC had turned completely white, and the buses were starting to really struggle in the snow. Our boss decided it was unsafe, so we all headed home. So, as I had an afternoon with Monty, I thought I might as well write a new post about him. This is mainly for Mum, Araceli (new Mum) and Grandma. They are the ones that ask most often…

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4 Easy hikes near Lake Tekapo

4 Easy hikes near Lake Tekapo

After one pleasant walk along lake Tekapo (once the rain had stopped pelting us!) we were keen to stretch our legs a little more before dinner. So we searched on the map of the local area to see if there were any other easy hikes near Lake Tekapo. There were! Just in case other people would like to try some of them, I thought I should share them all. We used one of the tourist maps provided by our hotel….

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Mount John Walkway near Lake Tekapo

Mount John Walkway near Lake Tekapo

An easy walk close to lake Tekapo: The Mount John Walkway is perfect if you arrive at Lake Tekapo and need to stretch your legs before you head to the hot springs or eat all the yummy food! When we arrived at Lake Tekapo it was raining. It wasn’t crazily heavy rain, but the lady behind the counter at our hotel told us we shouldn’t attempt the whole Mount John Walkway because we’d be soaked. She suggested we take the shorter…

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Christchurch – New Brighton Beach

Christchurch – New Brighton Beach

Mr A’ and I had a looovely relaxing stroll along New Brighton Beach. If you end up in Christchurch, you should too! It is easy to find parking, there is an amazing library right next to the beach as well as a fun looking play area covered in happy children! Why New Brighton Beach? I made a lot of plans before we visited New Zealand. I’d read quite a few really helpful blogs, researched possible hikes and even had back-up walks for…

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