Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Across a crowded room....

Homesickness does not seem to be abating even after nearly 3 years. Instead of writing about all the things I miss about home I'll write about something I love about New Zealand.

Deep in the remote depths of the South Island lies the town of Queenstown. It sits at the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is guarded by the craggy Remarkables. Its personality and character are vast for such a small place. It's known worldwide for being the centre of the adrenaline universe and if you've been there, chances are you'll have lobbed yourself off the edge of something. The beauty of the place is beyond words. In my own tiny universe it is particularly special for this was the place I first set eyes on the husband. It was an auspicious start. I stood at the edge of the dancefloor in The World Bar and watched him arms aloft, eyes closed, punching out the beat as he tottered to the bar and order two Coronas only to discover he had lost his wallet.


  1. We were there in early 2004 and I think we were the only people in town NOT bungee jumping, white water rafting or the rest of it. Not being real adrenaline junkies. Did some nice hikes, though, and camped out by the lake. A truly stunning place.

  2. it looks like another planet jen! and sounds amazing. i love a good "first set eyes on" tale...do we get to hear part deux?? did you pay for his beers? did you get a wee dance together? am a sucker for a love story : ) do tell! x


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