We have been away from England for six months now, so if all goes to plan we're half way through our trip and it's been a busy few months. We've rafted down a 7 metre waterfall, been on a dolphin and whale safari, zorbed, seen an All Blacks game, watched the sun set from a natural hot pool, seen a huge natural geyser, walked on a glacier, rode in a helicopter, shot rabbits, bought a campervan, been bungee jumping, snowboarded, luged down a mountain, been above Queenstown in a gondola, had a fergburger, went to an ice bar, had many many BBQs, played disc golf on a different continent, worked on a vineyard and an orchard, learnt to drive a quad bike and a digger, swam in glacial lakes, been a Maori chief, been moved by some stories from Christchurch, got a tattoo, spent hours walking around Christchurch looking for a bar, been to a bar in a bus, worked in a school, became wine tasting experts, kayaked, rode mountain bikes, had a bushman's bath in the rain, survived an earthquake, been strangled by a snake, been punched by a monkey, rode in a rickshaw, had two birthdays, a Christmas and a new year in NZ, been pood on by a bat, discovered the best chocolate bar in the world, walked the steepest street in the world, seen a frozen waterfall, been snow tubing, climbed 8 mountains, had a Maori hangi, been caving in deep eel infested waters, seen glow worms, completed a two storey maze and eaten possum pie.
There are a few things we are missing though, real wine gums for one, the wine gums here just don't match up. Good reliable internet is almost impossible to come by in this country which can be nice because we are not always stuck to our phones on the net like in England but it means checking your emails become an event that you have to carefully plan which is not so good.
However, having taken all things into consideration we have decided that we may as well stay for another few months and see what else we can add to our list, so sorry England but we're not ready to come home just yet there's still a lot of NZ we haven't conquered.