Firstly, sorry I haven´t written in so long (lack of internet and busy bee = not much time). So Emily, Mark and I have to pack the night before the depature to Wanaka. We have to leave early the next morning to go to Accommodation Wanaka (our letting agent) to pay the bond, sign the lease and collect the keys.
It is early and we all clamber into the car, put The National on, and make our journey up from Te Anau, up past Queenstown and through Cromwell (the town with the large fruit - also known as the confluence of the Clutha and Kawaru rivers). Cromwell is where we used to turn off to head to Alexandra, where Emily´s family live (Auntie Nicki and Orginal Don, Amy and Ben, Lucy and Mike) - my sort of people.
We arrive wearily in Wanaka, do the paperwork and drive up to the house. The house is bloody freezing when we arrive, so we crank up the heat pumps and begin to unpack. The views around us are amazing - you can see mountains and alpine vegetation. The evening dawns and we are craving sushi for dinner, and so we go to New World (a hideously busy and horrendously overpriced local supermarket ) to get our ingredients. We eat and laugh, Emily and I play Rummy-O (a board game) all evening long, as there is no internet (rather nice actually), then we all hit the sack after a long day.
We have been told of a few things that we must do in Wanaka - Puzzling World was mentioned a fair few times. So, the next day we drive about 1km out of town to find the infamous attraction. We did the maze and the illusion rooms, and fun was had by all! In the evening, Sally and Trev came to visit us at our new home, and Mark cooked up a med pasta dish (bloody yum ) and we drunk wine all evening long.