Monday, August 28, 2006

Hanmer Springs "girly weekend"

August 27, 2006
Just spent the weekend at Hanmer Springs with 8 other women from (a website I joined when I was planning my move to NZ). Although we didn't know each other at the start, we had a great time. We ranged in age from 30 to 50+ and came from the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, the US and Canada. We spent Saturday afternoon in the hot springs (36-41C) and then hung out at a rental house eating fish and chips, drinking and playing the NZ version of Trivial Pursuit - boy I wish I knew the name of more NZ cricket players and then maybe our team could have won! Three of the women went to a pub from 1-3am to watch NZ play South Africa in rugby. I'm interested in learning about rugby but not that interested!

Looks like I'm going to have to knuckle down and do some solid work next week to get caught up on things. So I may not have anything interesting to post for a few days.


Laurie said...

I like the sound of the afternoon in the hot springs! Was it a beautiful place? Do any of the women live in Christ Church? Will you get together with any of them do you think?
Are they all single? It must have been interesting to hear everyone's stories - and now you're in NZ where the Real stories begin!
Blogs are fun!

Kiwi Ginny said...

Laurie: Thanks for your comment! All but one of them live in ChCh. All of them are either married or here with their fiances. They all seem to be really happy with their move here.