Thursday, January 26, 2006

queenstwon to methven...

well, we're here. methven. we've moved into our lodge and think we've found two nice guys to share with us which is great because there's more company for me and the bills get halved. fran's had 2 days on his course so far and hasn't got home before 7pm, so I'm hoping that trend isn't going to continue, although on busy jumping days they can be in from 8am til 8pm apparently. right about now fran should be hanging in a harness in the hanger with all his course mates shouting at him and swinging him around while he has a repeat his malfunction procedure - just to check he can cope with the stress of the situation.

the lodge we're in is very cool. jenny, who owns it is a creative lady and there's lots of different colours on the walls/ceilings/doors - I love it! we have a communal kitchen & lounge with wood burning stove for cold nights and there's a lovely smell of wood smoke. there's 4 bedrooms, so fran and I have the biggest, I have one with lots of windows for my art room and our lodgers will have the other two. we have 2 shower rooms and 2 toilets & sinks so we're pretty well set up to be a sharing house. I'll tell you more about our guests when I've actually met them properly.

our address in methven is:
mr F and mrs J mickelborough
25 south belt
new zealand

no postcode, doesn't really apply here. I'd LOVE to get some mail. I have to work out how to find & make friends in this town yet (other than the folks on fran's course) and at the moment I'm feeling quite lonely. yesterday I made friends with a little boy at the nursery next door who's taken to waving and saying hi when I go past, a tiny fluffy white dog taking himself for a walk on the street and a lonesome horse!

so, queenstown... we really liked it. all the guide books say how terribly busy it is and you'll want to escape, but we didn't find it like that at all. it's surrounded by huge mountains, so no matter where you are they're towering against the sky. it's on a huge lake whose waves lap up against the beach and marina, quite impressively if it's windy/stormy as it was one night. the town is quite light feeling, very fresh. all together we definately liked it, and it'd be quite gorgeous in the winter all snowy.

righto, things to do, house to tidy, kitchen to organize, video club to join...

ps pictures will be coming soon, I just need to work out how to get them from the camera to the laptop, into a shared file and then onto the internet. the mystery that is apple mac's operating system I have yet to delve into.


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